Colonialism's Culture: Anthropology, Travel and Government

Colonialism's Culture: Anthropology, Travel and Government

By: Nicholas Thomas (author)Paperback

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This book explores the perceptions of colonized populations that have developed over the course of European expansion and critically assesses different approaches to colonial representation.

About Author

Nicholas Thomas is the author of several previous books including Out of Time: History and Evolution in Anthropological Discourse (Cambridge University Press, 1989) and Entangled Objects: Exchange, Material Culture and Colonialism in the Pacific (Harvard, 1991).


List of Illustrations. Preface. Introduction. 1. From Present to Past: the Politics of Colonial Studies. 2. Culture and Rule: Theories of Colonial Discourse. 3. From Past to Present: Colonial Epochs, Agents, and Locations. 4. Colonial Governmentality and Colonial Conversion. 5. Imperial Triumph, Settler Failure. 6. The Primitivist and the Postcolonial.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745612157
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780745612157
  • weight: 390
  • ISBN10: 0745612156

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