Opondo's essay focuses on the theoretical stakes of the debates in Frederick Cooper's Citizenship between Empire and Nation and looks at how ethnological reason haunts the debates over how to govern different people differently while at the same time articulating the language of citizenship. The essay also engages a corollary to Cooper's elaborate treatment of the empirics of empire and the related empire of empirics by looking at the book's contribution to critical diplomatic theory.
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Research Article| August 01 2017
Diplomacy and Ethnology between Empire and Nation
Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945–1960By Cooper, Frederick
Princeton University Press,
2014, $45.00 (cloth); $35.00 (paper)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 391–399.
Sam Okoth Opondo; Diplomacy and Ethnology between Empire and Nation. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 August 2017; 37 (2): 391–399. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201x-4132977
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