Imperialism: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies, Volume 3

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P. J. Cain, Mark Harrison
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Imperialism - 353 pages
The philosopher W.B. Gallie argued many years ago that there could be no simple definition of words such as 'freedom' because they embodied what he called 'essentially contested concepts'. They were words whose meaning had to be fought over and whose compteting definitions arose out of political struggle and conflict. Imperialism, and its close ally, colonialism, are two such contested concepts. This set will give readers an insight in to the main lines of debate about the meanings of imperialism and colonialism over the last two centuries.
 

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Contents

On National Culture Frantz Fanon
3
Introduction to Orientalism Edward Said
30
On Some Aspects of the Historiography of Colonial India Ranajit Guha
53
Orientalism and its Problems Dennis Porter
60
Questions of Ambivalence and Authority under a Tree Outside Delhi May 1817
73
Orientalist Constructions of India Ronald Inden
94
Culture and Power in the Thought of Bankimchandra Partha Chatterjee
137
Can the Subaltern Speak? Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
171
Ambivalence and Metropolitan Location in the Work of Edward Said Aijaz Ahmad
256
Culture Criticism and Politics in the Third World Rosalind OHanlon and David Washbrook
308
Tradition and Innovation Billie Melman
334
A Century of Theory from Marx to Postcolonialism Patrick Wolfe
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A Humanism of the Twentieth Century Léopold Sédar Senghor
220
Perspectives from Indian Historiography Gyan Prakash
230

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