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Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379867-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7986-7
Book Chapter

By Diane M. Nelson
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... reparations numbers and colonialism indigenous counting rectification insurance human value as monetary sum postwar transitional justice ...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... distribution, and of paradigmatic court cases that count perpetrators’ payback in coin and time, traces how “financializing” these relationalities becomes a mundane infrastructure while remaining fundamentally weird. reparations numbers and colonialism indigenous counting rectification insurance...
Book: Colony
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... Chapter 4 explores the identities of the penal colony’s inhabitants. It first conducts a statistical and a qualitative reading of convict matriculation records that offer a wealth of biographical detail. These records reveal their makers’ worldviews, and the ideological assumptions and political...
Book: Colony
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... This chapter introduces the reader to the contradictions and contours of everyday penal colony life by way of an 1853 dispute between a number of slave and free convicts and Izabel, the colony commander’s slave. The convicts provided Izabel with produce they had grown on their provision grounds...
Book Chapter

By Diane M. Nelson
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
..., payments, and goods distribution, and of paradigmatic court cases that count perpetrators’ payback in coin and time, traces how “financializing” these relationalities becomes a mundane infrastructure while remaining fundamentally weird. reparations numbers and colonialism indigenous counting...
Book: Colony
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... An exploration of colony social, material, and spiritual life illuminates hierarchies of color, ethnicity, class, and education. There was stratification among convicts that the administration promoted in a number of ways, but everyday routines also exemplified a Brazilian preference...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374640-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
.... Indonesian readers were thus informed of a number of Wright’s significant observations of Indonesia, and in particular of his Indonesian informants, within months of these observations’ appearance in English and French. The main focus of the excerpts involves Wright’s discussions with three unnamed...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... The rich silver mines of Potosí were like veins through which flowed, as one contemporary put it, “the blood of the political body” of the Spanish empire. Born in Asunción, Paraguay, Pedro Vicente Cañete y Domínguez (1749/50–1816) worked his way up as an “enlightened” functionary of the colonial...
Published: 18 November 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373766-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7376-6
... This chapter details the establishment of the occupation itself in different parts of the Dominican territory. Even as Spanish troops had barely arrived, a number of anticolonial mobilizations occurred. The new administration managed to crush these, including a center-island campaign...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375852-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7585-2
...—have been termed settler colonists by a growing number of scholars/activists. The essay thinks about Wynter’s work in order to show that while these cultural logics may be dominant, they are not the only ones available for us to use in the postcolonies. The epistemological moves needed to understand...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... criticism of the colonial extraction that had slowly undermined the city’s fortunes. His paean to the beauty of women in the New World, along with his moral warnings about sexual impropriety, in fact add a dash of excitement to his account of the festivities. The spectacle was also captured in a monumental...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
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...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-041
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... to be state property, and for Indians to retain their plots, they were required to buy individual land titles for between twenty-five and one hundred pesos in accordance to size. A later decree, in 1868, intensified the measure by permitting entire communities that could not produce colonial land titles...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-037
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... required to buy individual land titles for between twenty-five and one hundred pesos in accordance to size. A later decree, in 1868, intensified the measure by permitting entire communities that could not produce colonial land titles to be auctioned off. The land sales were intended to reduce the state’s...
Book Chapter

By Youngmin Choe
Published: 25 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7434-3
... that finds its limit, however, in its uncanny reproduction of colonial structures of exploitation. postcolonial reconciliation tourist gaze Korea-Japan coproductions intercultural exchange intimacy This chapter analyzes Hur Jin-ho’s April Snow (2002) and its popular film locations, which...
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... of adaptive strategies. Mitigation practices for volcanic eruptions and the impacts of frosts were widespread in traditional Porgeran cultural knowledge. This chapter examines the implications of a changing environment due to increases in the number of El Niños and in population to understand the limits...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
...Places This chapter tells train stories. It is about writing in trains and also narrating stories that take place on trains. “Mofussil Junction” refers to the colonial name for small (or provincial) towns and in this essay the author focuses on Patna, Bihar and Poughkeepsie, New York...
Published: 11 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
.... Vuyk distrusted Black Power ’s premise of an emotional connection between Wright and the land of his ancestors, averring that Wright had no greater ties to the Gold Coast than those of white Americans to the European countries they visited in large numbers in search of their ancestors’ birthplaces...
Published: 11 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
... failed to engender the goodwill it was designed to foster toward the former colonial power, and Pramoedya returned to Indonesia after only six months, accusing the Foundation of harboring neocolonial ambitions. This experience, along with a dispute over copyright with Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana, a key...