Domestic Colonies: The Colonial Turn Inward by Barbara ArneilDomestic Colonies: The Colonial Turn Inward by Barbara Arneil

Domestic Colonies: The Colonial Turn Inward

byBarbara Arneil

Hardcover | November 16, 2017

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Modern colonization is generally defined as a process by which a state settles and dominates a foreign land and people. This book argues that through the nineteenth and into the first half of the twentieth centuries, thousands of domestic colonies were proposed and/or created by governmentsand civil society organizations for fellow citizens as opposed to foreigners and within their own borders rather than overseas. Such colonies sought to solve every social problem arising within industrializing and urbanizing states. Domestic Colonies argues that colonization ought to be seen during this period as a domestic policy designed to solve social problems at home as well as foreign policy designed to expend imperial power. Three kind of domestic colonies are analysed in this book: labour colonies for the idle poor,farm colonies for the mentally ill and disabled, and utopian colonies for racial, religious, and political minorities. All of them were justified by an ideology of colonialism that argued if people were segregated in colonies located on empty land and engaged in agrarian labour, this would improveboth the people and the land. Key domestic colonialists analysed in this book include Alexis de Tocqueville, Abraham Lincoln, Peter Kropotkin, Robert Owen, and Booker T. Washington. The turn inward to colony thus requires us to rethink the meaning and scope of colonization and colonialism in modernpolitical theory and practice.
Barbara Arneil is Professor and Head of Political Science, University of British Columbia. Her publications include Diverse Communities: The Problem with Social Capital (CUP, 2006), Politics and Feminism (Wiley-Blackwell, 1999), and John Locke and America: The Defense of English Colonialism (OUP, 1996). She has won the Harrison Prize (...
Title:Domestic Colonies: The Colonial Turn InwardFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:November 16, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. 'Western' Colonization and Colonialism3. Labour Colonies in Europe4. Labour Colonies in North America5. Farm Colonies for the Irrational in Europe and America6. Farm Colonies for the Irrational in Britain and Canada7. Foucault and Eugenics versus Domestic Colonialism8. Utopian Colonies: Doukhobor and Socialist Colonies9. Utopian Colonies: African American Colonies10. The Turn Inward: Rethinking the Colonial