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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 (2023) 50 (3): 107–121.
Published: 01 August 2023
... onto a concept of the “medieval,” is a more productive way to understand premodern race. One of the reasons why English departments have been so connected with exploring the ideas of race in the medieval period is because of the legacy of British colonialism in the Global South. Early modern scholars...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 73–97.
Published: 01 August 2017
... . Bayly C. A. 1989 . Imperial Meridian: The British Empire and the World, 1780–1830 . London : Longman . Burnham Michelle . 2007 . Folded Selves: Colonial New England Writing in the World System . Hanover, NH : Dartmouth College Press . Cecil David . 1930 . Stricken Deer...
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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 (2023) 50 (3): 33–55.
Published: 01 August 2023
... through the threat of the Ottoman Empire. When Thomas Jefferson acquired his Qurʾan translation, it was not to acknowledge the enslaved African Muslims and their descendants who worked in the former British colony, possibly even on his own plantation, but to manage nascent American diplomacy...
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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 (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 (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 (2022) 49 (1): 195–230.
Published: 01 February 2022
... importing media technologies indiscriminately. Unlike the origins of radio and cinema in Ghana, which were initiated under British colonial rule, the first official Ghanaian television broadcast on July 31, 1965, came out of a radical time when Africans across the continent were boldly and creatively...
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