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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 89–121.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., the argument reassesses some prevalent misconceptions about the impact of British rule in Egypt, including the problematic view that it purportedly enhanced the city's cosmopolitan life. Instead, the article shows that British colonialism sought to constrain Alexandrian cosmopolitanism, whereas Cavafy...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 161–176.
Published: 01 May 2021
...—all of which reflect Cavafy's engagement with British colonialism in Egypt. The novelist and critic Stratis Tsirkas, also a Greek who grew up in Egypt, has argued that Cavafy's rising aversion to the British occupation regime developed alongside the shifting ideological lines of the Hellenic diaspora...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 103–126.
Published: 01 November 2018
... on Scott’s work and calls for replacing history with “postempiricism,” a possibility he locates in literature. A third contributor, Ananda Abeysekara, proposes a radically dehistoricized present that is forged through the Nietzschean notion of “active forgetting.” In rejecting the legacies of British...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 41–57.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Takis Kayalis C. P. Cavafy's position as a British-cultured Greek who lived and wrote in colonial Alexandria has perplexed critics, who often address the poet's commitments either as Anglophile or as anti-imperialist and pro-Arab. Seeking a subtler approach to Cavafy's complex colonial...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Aamir R. Mufti C. P. Cavafy was a writer of the British Empire whose situation resembles that of other colonial writers and should be examined in that context, as well as in the light of the contradictory logic of Orientalism-Anglicism. In the modern West's interest in the late Hellenistic era...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 177–206.
Published: 01 February 2021
..., colonialism, and nationalism, including Nazism, Nichanian sketches a genealogy of the figure of the native. The latter emerges as the eighteenth-century British jurist and linguist William Jones compiles and translates legalistic texts from India to be able to govern the “natives” by their own laws and in so...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 123–150.
Published: 01 February 2006
... in the nineteenth century was also the most formative time of Benthamite utilitarianism. Edward Said, in ‘‘Secu- lar Criticism directs our attention to the role ‘‘philosophic radicals’’ played in British colonial rule in India. With reference to Eric Stokes’s The English Utili- tarians and India, Said reminds...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 13–19.
Published: 01 May 2001
... a fugitive story, as it were, containing a radically disruptive ker- nel that erupts from those interstices. I will argue throughout that this ker- nel points to a forgotten phase in British colonial history, one that reaches back to Britain’s encounter with colonial India’s indigenous populations...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 229–258.
Published: 01 May 2001
... a fugitive story, as it were, containing a radically disruptive ker- nel that erupts from those interstices. I will argue throughout that this ker- nel points to a forgotten phase in British colonial history, one that reaches back to Britain’s encounter with colonial India’s indigenous populations...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 21–23.
Published: 01 May 2014
... disease-infested and crime-ridden. With the coming of Chinese and Indian migrant labor to Singapore when it was a British colony, kampongs mushroomed all over the island, each flaunting their own ethnic character. There were Malay, Chinese, and Indian kampongs, but they were not the result...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 199–216.
Published: 01 May 2010
... in the newfound antiliberalism. When Singapore became a selfgoverning territory under the British colonial regime in 1959 and subsequently an independent island nation in 1965, it had a dwindling trading economy, little industrialization, and a high rate of unemployment. The newly elected...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 73–97.
Published: 01 August 2017
... and library catalogs: British Literature and the American Revolu- tion Crisis; The English Anti-­Federalist Novel; John Adams and English Romanticism.1 These missing volumes point, in turn, to some novels and poems that never appeared, works like Charlotte Smith’s Ellery; or The Rebel (1786), a novel...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 101–138.
Published: 01 November 2020
... : Cambridge University Press . Havard Gilles . 2003 . Empire Et Métissages: Indiens Et Français Dans Le Pays D’en Haut, 1660–1715 . Sillery : Septentrion . Hunt Tristram . 2014 . Cities of Empire: The British Colonies and the Creation of the Urban World . New York : Metropolitan...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2007
... the coast. As a settled colony, South Africa was central both to the Dutch and British colonial empires. Anthony Trollope, in his 1878 two-volume travel writings on South Africa, noted that this was the last of the great colonies he wanted to see. During the early twentieth century, South Africa...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 177–201.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of the United States focus on the continuities between its actions and those of the former European colonial powers. In his book Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and Lessons for Global Power, Niall Fer- guson reminds us that the British colonial project was also built, to use Hardt...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 93–118.
Published: 01 February 2004
..., which took off in the province in the late sixties, succeeded in highlighting what he called the ‘‘reactionary and colonial nature’’ of Northern Ireland, together with ‘‘the responsibility of the British government for this situation 8 In his view, the Official IRA endeavored to reform...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 105–133.
Published: 01 May 2007
... a taxonomic filing system, were first developed by the colonial British administration in India “in response to the problem of administering a vast empire with a small corps of civil servants outnum- bered by hostile natives.”25 Simon Cole explains how the colonial system of fingerprint identification...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 203–234.
Published: 01 May 2006
... and Colonial Policy, ed. Barbara Ingham and Colin Simmons (London: Frank Cass, 1987), 138–74. 210 boundary 2 / Summer 2006 Opium accrued revenue for the British Raj, and simultaneously re- mitted back to England a part of this revenue which had become pri- vate fortunes...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Arif Dirlik Arif Dirlik 2005 The End of Colonialism? The Colonial Modern in the Making of Global Modernity Arif Dirlik Over the last decade, discourses of globalization and postcoloniality have...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2011
... with Martinique and other French colonies, and hundreds of American ships were caught in the net In response to British predations, Wash- ington urged appropriations for improving naval defenses. Federalists in Congress supported their president and voted to increase the excise tax...