Imperial Formations

Imperial Formations

by Ann Laura Stoler, Jane Burbank, Frederick Cooper, Fernando Coronil
     
 

ISBN-10: 1930618735

ISBN-13: 9781930618732

Pub. Date: 09/16/2007

Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press

The contributors to this volume critique and abandon the limiting assumption that the European colonialism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries can be taken as the representative form of imperialism. Recasting the study of imperial governance, forms of sovereignty, and the imperial state, the authors pay close attention to non-European empires and

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The contributors to this volume critique and abandon the limiting assumption that the European colonialism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries can be taken as the representative form of imperialism. Recasting the study of imperial governance, forms of sovereignty, and the imperial state, the authors pay close attention to non-European empires and the active trade in ideas, practices, and technologies among empires, as well as between metropolitan regions and far-flung colonies. The Ottoman, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese empires provide provocative case studies that challenge the temporal and conceptual framework within which colonial studies usually operates. Was the Soviet Union an empire or a nation-state? What of Tibet, only recently colonized but long engaged with several imperial powers? Imperial Formations alters our understanding of past empires the better to understand the way that complex history shapes the politics of the present imperial juncture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930618732
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
09/16/2007
Series:
School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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