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Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379867-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7986-7
Published: 05 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374480-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
.../colonial settler-state perpetuates relationships of financial and intellectual dependency. This is one way global health “aspirations toward a contemporary global sovereign” dovetail with long-standing colonial histories to ensure the perpetuation of colonial dependencies in indigenous communities. Yet...
Published: 30 May 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382379-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8237-9
... Eighteenth-Century Angolan Slave Trade 95 administrative business of reporting reasonably full and accurate economic statistics, including the numbers of slaves leaving the colony. The end of this series in 1826 marks the beginning of a legal limbo, during which Angolan slaves crossed the southern...
Published: 03 May 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387541-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8754-1
... 4 Fear of Small Numbers here is a basic puzzle surrounding rage about minorities in a globalizing world. The puzzle is about why the rela- Ttively small numbers that give the word minority its most simple meaning and usually imply political and military weakness do not...
Published: 07 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395225-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9522-5
...Chapter 9 The Fear of large Numbers The Gentrification of Audience Imaginaries In January 2006, I met Tarun Kumar while he was vacationing in New York City. During dinner, I asked him about the changes that had taken place in filmmaking over the last...
Published: 11 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386919-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8691-9
... ambitions for colonial reform and, in Grove’s words, a ‘‘polemic on the need to make a new beginning after a period of company corruption and decline’’ (Grove 1995, 200). He began by outlining a number of important changes and innovations. A land tribunal would be instituted to survey and...
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384076-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8407-6
... II Other Worlds and European Colonialism to the Eighteenth Century From the s to the mid-sixteenth century, Europe experienced prosperity, eco- nomic expansion, and population growth. Portugal’s early outreach to Africa...
Published: 26 July 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388111-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8811-1
... others like Raja Sher Singh in the wake of their annexation of Punjab, they continued to dispense jagirs and pensions to large numbers of the Sikh elite that had prospered under Ranjit Singh The colonial state in Punjab also cautiously adopted courtly practices such as the dispensing...
Published: 08 May 2013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9759-5
... plants and ani- mals inflicted in the early colonial landscape.≤ A good number of anthropol- ogists have also touched on the symbolic representations of European do- mesticated animals in the Native American imaginary. By focusing on the case of the indigenous diviner Juan Teton, I investigate one...
Published: 04 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387626-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8762-6
... who remained. Within the terms of the colonial contract, the tribute owed byeach pueblo de indios was calibrated according to the size of its population. With the number of inhabitants shrinking, Indian authorities in the Granada region repeatedly petitioned the Crown for a recount of the...
Published: 10 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386452-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8645-2
... in- dictment of the settler colony’s implicit promise to remake England anew. Thus, a number of profound and vexing contradictions lay at the heart of the settler colony’s project. Its settlers had to be white, but could not really be so. Its native people supposedly did not exist, but...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396352-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9635-2
.... officials' rhetorical infantilization and feminization of Puerto Ricans in their public proclamations and reports home justified US. colo• nialism in a number of ways. The familiar gendered and generational terms in which colonial agents discussed Puerto Rico implicitly natural• ized and thus...
Published: 24 September 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390312-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9031-2
... scientific romances (Wells’s The War of the Worlds [1898 and to narra- tives of supernatural invasion (Conan Doyle’s ‘‘Lot No. 249’’ [1892], Sto- ker’s Dracula [1897], Richard Marsh’s The Beetle [1897 A number of critics have diagnosed these too as being part of a colonial imaginary, and Stephen Arata’s...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384915-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8491-5
... II Sugar, Slavery, and Colonialism By the end of the s the plantation complex, in which Spanish colonists im- ported African slaves to produce sugar sold in Europe, had been established in the Caribbean. But for two centuries, Cuba’s...
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392101-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9210-1
... established a Hispanic presence in the mission pueb- los. Nevertheless, the number of permanent non-Indian settlers in the Province of Chiquitos remained small during the entire colonial period and contemporaries understood mixed populations as the interethnic blending of di√erent indigenous bands known...
Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394679-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9467-9
... II Invasion and Colonialism When the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado marched south from the newly conquered Méxica capital of Tenochtitlán with 250 Spanish sol- diers and a larger number of Nahuatl-­speaking Méxica troops, no...
Published: 03 December 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376118-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7611-8
... 1 FAMILY AND FATHERHOOD IN “A NEW ERA FOR ALL” Populist Politics and Reformed Colonialism Believe in yourselves! Don’t think of yourselves as tiny or weak or inferior! The light of God is in the nature...
Published: 24 November 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385066-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8506-6
...chapter 1 Introduction: Imperialism, Colonialism, and China the title of this book was inspired by a gruesome scene of public execu- tions that took place in Beijing, China, in the autumn of 1900 (fig. 1). This photograph, along with three others, was published in a booklet by the Visi...
Published: 05 June 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395409-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9540-9
... comparative advantage in Africa at least is dramatic and successful. But there are also a number of larger theoretical questions this phenomenon raises. Th e New Surgical Colonialism· 305 BEYOND NEO CO LO NIAL ISM It is clear that the manner in which resources...
Published: 15 November 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390169-022
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9016-9
... shamanism, colonialism, wild man 515 were wild guesses but unacknowledged as such. Pro√ered the reader as implicit signs of control and order, gestures of expertise in tricky terrain, these numbers oozed epistemic tranquility as the measure of horror and provided a stolid ambience of reality, a back-sti...