Colonising Egypt: With a New Preface

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University of California Press, 1988 - History - 218 pages
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Extending deconstructive theory to historical and political analysis, Timothy Mitchell examines the peculiarity of Western conceptions of order and truth through a re-reading of Europe's colonial encounter with nineteenth-century Egypt.
 

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Contents

Egypt at the exhibition
1
Enframing
34
An appearance of order
63
After we have captured their bodies
95
The machinery of truth
128
The philosophy of the thing
161
Notes
180
Select bibliography
208
Index
214
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Timothy Mitchell is Professor, Department of Middle East and Asian Studies, Columbia University.

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