Engaging Colonial Knowledge: Reading European Archives in World History by R. Roque

Engaging Colonial Knowledge: Reading European Archives in World History

EditorR. Roque, K. Wagner

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Presenting a set of rich case-studies which demonstrate novel and productive approaches to the study of colonial knowledge, this volume covers British, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish colonial encounters in Africa, Asia, America and the Pacific, from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

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RICARDO ROQUEResearch Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal. He works on the history and anthropology of colonialism, human sciences, and cross-cultural contact in the Portuguese empire. He is the author of Headhunting and Colonialism: Anthropology and the Circulation of Human Skulls in the Portugu...
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Title:Engaging Colonial Knowledge: Reading European Archives in World HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:November 8, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230241980

ISBN - 13:9780230241985

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Engaging Colonial Knowledge; R.Roque & K.A.Wagner
'In Cold Blood': Hierarchies of Credibility and the Politics of Colonial Narratives; A.L.Stoler
North Indian Lives in the Archives of the Colonial State; L.Denault
Reading Farm and Forest: Colonial Forest Science and Policy in Southern Nigeria; P.von Hellermann
Insights from the 'Ancient Word': The Use of Colonial Sources in the Study of Aztec Society; C.Dodds Pennock
'In unrestrained conversation': Approvers and the Colonial Ethnography of Crime in Nineteenth-Century India; K.A.Wagner
From Civil Servant to Little King: an Indigenous Construction of Colonial Authority in Early Nineteenth-century South India; N.Brimnes
French Anthropology and the Durkheimians in Colonial Indochina; S.Bayly
Treachery and Ethnicity in Portuguese Representations of Sri Lanka; A.Strathern
William Hodges as Anthropologist and Historian; N.Thomas
Entangled with Otherness: Military Ethnographies of Headhunting in East Timor; R.Roque
'What do you Really Want in German East Africa, Herr Professor?' Counterinsurgency and the Science Effect in Colonial Tanzania; A.Zimmerman

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"Overall, the contributions emphasise the potential of the colonial archives in providing access to a historical reality through the addition of analytical criticism. The case studies convincingly indicate omissions of 'post-Orientalist' criticism....The high quality of the individual contributions is undeniable." - Nathanael Kuck, Comparativ