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The other empire: Metropolis, India and progress in the colonial imagination

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ISBN: 9780719060182 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: History --- Migration
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This is a detailed study of the various ways in which London and India were imaginatively constructed by British observers during the nineteenth century. This process took place within a unified field of knowledge that brought together travel and evangelical accounts to exert a formative influence on the creation of London and India for the domestic reading public. Their distinct narratives, rhetoric and chronologies forged homologies between representations of the metropolitan poor and colonial subjects - those constituencies that were seen as the most threatening to imperial progress. Thus the poor and particular sections of the Indian population were inscribed within discourses of western civilization as regressive and inferior peoples. Over time these discourses increasingly promoted notions of overt and rigid racial hierarchies, the legacy of which remains to this day. This comparative analysis looks afresh at the writings of observers such as Henry Mayhew, Patrick Colquhoun, Charles Grant, Pierce Egan, James Forbes and Emma Roberts, thereby seeking to rethink the location of the poor and India within the nineteenth-century imagination. Drawing upon cultural and intellectual history it also attempts to extend our understanding of the relationship between 'centre' and 'periphery'. The other empire will be of value to students and scholars of modern imperial and urban history, cultural studies, and religious studies.

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india --- empire --- british --- colonial

The Fijian Colonial Experience: A study of the neotraditional order under British colonial rule prior to World War II

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ISBN: 9781921934353 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_612754 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History --- Medicine (General)
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Indigenous Fijians were singularly fortunate in having a colonial administration that halted the alienation of communally owned land to foreign settlers and that, almost for a century, administered their affairs in their own language and through culturally congenial authority structures and institutions. From the outset, the Fijian Administration was criticised as paternalistic and stifling of individualism. But for all its problems it sustained, at least until World War II, a vigorously autonomous and peaceful social and political world in quite affluent subsistence — underpinning the celebrated exuberance of the culture exploited by the travel industry ever since.

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colonial rule --- fiji

Belice: una historia olvidada

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ISBN: 9789686914009 9782821828025 Year: Language: Spanish
Publisher: Centro de estudios mexicanos y centroamericanos
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Trabajo que ofrece al lector un panorama general de los procesos políticos y socioeconómicos que destacan en la historia de Belice, desde la fundación del asentamiento de cortadores de árboles a principios del siglo XVII, con sus formas de gobierno y organización, su transformación en colonia británica, la problemática económica, los partidos políticos y la lucha del movimiento independentista; hasta la disputa internacional entre México, Inglaterra, España y Guatemala por la obtención de su ...

Sajcabajá, muerte y resurrección de un pueblo de Guatemala

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ISBN: 9789686029024 9782821828131 Year: Language: Spanish
Publisher: Centro de estudios mexicanos y centroamericanos
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Estudio sobre la historia de San Andrés Sajcabajá, un pueblo indígena quiché del altiplano guatemalteco, desde su fundación por los españoles en el siglo XVI hasta 1964, para situarlo en sus relaciones con el medio geográfico, étnico, lingüístico, sociológico y político y así establecer una continuidad entre los descubrimientos arqueológicos relativos a hechos prehistóricos o protohistóricos.

Sociedades en construcción, la Nueva Galicia según las visitas de oidores, (1606-1616)

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ISBN: 9789688958803 9782821828070 Year: Language: Spanish
Publisher: Centro de estudios mexicanos y centroamericanos
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Uno de los mecanismos creados por la corona española para controlar el gobierno en América fue la ""visita"". Entre 1606 y 1616 tres oidores de Guadalajara recibieron la encomienda de recorrer la Nueva Galicia con el fin investigar las actuaciones de las autoridades y resolver los principales problemas surgidos entre españoles e indígenas. Para cumplir su misión los oidores visitadores fueron testigos y actores en asuntos relacionados con el gobierno, la ganadería, la agricultura, la minería y ...

Cleanliness and culture: Indonesian histories

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Book Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ISBN: 9789067183758 9789004253612 Year: Volume: 272 Pages: xii+204 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_403202 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: Social Sciences
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Recent years have shown an increase in interest in the study of cleanliness from a historical and sociological perspective. Many of such studies on bathing and washing, on keeping the body and the streets clean, and on filth and the combat of dirt, focus on Europe. In Cleanliness and culture attention shifts to the tropics, to Indonesia, in colonial times as well as in the present. Subjects range from the use of soap and the washing of clothes as a pretext to claim superiority of race and class to how references to being clean played a role in a campaign against European homosexuals in the Netherlands Indies at the end of the 1930s. Other topics are eerie skin diseases and the sanitary measures to eliminate them, and how misconceptions about lack of hygiene as the cause of illness hampered the finding&#xD;of a cure. Attention is also drawn to differences in attitude towards performing personal body functions outdoors and retreating to the privacy of the bathroom, to traditional bathing ritual and to the modern tropical Spa culture as a manifestation of a New Asian lifestyle.&#xD;With contributions by Bart Barendregt, Marieke Bloembergen, Kees van Dijk, Mary Somers Heidhues, David Henley, George Quinn, and Jean Gelman Taylor.

France in the South Pacific: Power and Politics

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ISBN: 9781922144942 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459945 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History --- Migration
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France is a Pacific power, with three territories, a military presence, and extensive investments. Once seen by many as a colonial interloper in the South Pacific, by the early 2000s, after it ended nuclear testing in French Polynesia and negotiated transitional Accords responding to independence demands in New Caledonia, France seems to have become generally accepted as a regional partner, even if its efforts concentrate on its own territories rather than the independent island states. But France’s future in the region has yet to be secured. By 2014 it is to have handed over a set of agreed autonomies to the New Caledonian government, before an independence referendum process begins. Past experience suggests that a final resolution of the status of New Caledonia will be divisive and could lead once again to violent confrontations. In French Polynesia, calls continue for independence and for treatment under UN decolonisation procedures, which France opposes. Other island leaders are watching, so far putting faith in the Noumea Accord, but wary of the final stages. The issues and possible solutions are more complex than the French Pacific island population of 515,000 would suggest.&#xD;&#xD;Combining historical background with political and economic analysis, this comprehensive study offers vital insight into the intricate history – and problematic future – of several of Australia’s key neighbours in the Pacific and to the priorities and options of the European country that still rules them. It is aimed at policy-makers, scholars, journalists, businesspeople, and others who want to familiarise themselves with the issues as France’s role in the region is redefined in the years to come.

A New Rival State?

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ISBN: 9781760462284 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.22459/NRS.10.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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"A New Rival State? is a unique collection of dispatches written in 1857–1917 by the Russian consuls in Melbourne to the Imperial Russian Embassy in London and the Russian Foreign Ministry in St Petersburg. Written by eight consuls, they offer a Russian view of the development of the settler colonies in the late nineteenth century and the first years of the federated Commonwealth of Australia. They cover the federalist movement, the changing domestic political situation, labour politics, the treatment of the Indigenous population, the ‘White Australia’ policy, Australia’s defensive capacity and foreign policy as part of the British Empire.&#xD;The bulk of the material is drawn from the Russian-language collection The Russian Consular Service in Australia 1857–1917, edited by Alexander Massov and Marina Pollard (2014), using documents from the archive of the Russian Foreign Ministry."&#xD;

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History --- Colonial history --- Australia --- Russia

Healers on the colonial market; Native doctors and midwives in the Dutch East Indies

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Book Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ISBN: 9789067183826 9789004253575 Year: Volume: 276 Pages: X, 376 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_400271 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: Social Sciences
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Healers on the colonial market is one of the few studies on the Dutch East Indies from a postcolonial perspective. It provides an&#xD;enthralling addition to research on both the history of the Dutch&#xD;East Indies and the history of colonial medicine. This book will be&#xD;of interest to historians, historians of science and medicine, and&#xD;anthropologists.&#xD;&#xD;How successful were the two medical training programmes&#xD;established in Jakarta by the colonial government in 1851? One&#xD;was a medical school for Javanese boys, and the other a school&#xD;for midwives for Javanese girls, and the graduates were supposed&#xD;to replace native healers, the dukun. However, the indigenous&#xD;population was not prepared to use the services of these doctors and&#xD;midwives. Native doctors did in fact prove useful as vaccinators&#xD;and assistant doctors, but the school for midwives was closed in&#xD;1875. Even though there were many horror stories of mistakes made&#xD;during dukun-assisted deliveries, the school was not reopened, and&#xD;instead a handful of girls received practical training from European&#xD;physicians. Under the Ethical Policy there was more attention for&#xD;the welfare of the indigenous population and the need for doctors&#xD;increased. More native boys received medical training and went to&#xD;work as general practitioners. Nevertheless, not everybody accepted&#xD;these native doctors as the colleagues of European physicians.&#xD;&#xD;Liesbeth Hesselink (1943) received a PhD in the history of medicine&#xD;from the University of Amsterdam in 2009. She has had a career in&#xD;education and in politics. In addition she has published articles on&#xD;prostitution and the medical history of the Dutch East Indies.

Brokers and boundaries. Colonial exploration in indigenous territory

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ISBN: 9781760460112 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_610748 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Geography --- Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Medicine (General)
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Colonial exploration continues, all too often, to be rendered as heroic narratives of solitary, intrepid explorers and adventurers. This edited collection contributes to scholarship that is challenging that persistent mythology. With a focus on Indigenous brokers, such as guides, assistants and mediators, it highlights the ways in which nineteenth-century exploration in Australia and New Guinea was a collective and socially complex enterprise. Many of the authors provide biographically rich studies that carefully examine and speculate about Indigenous brokers’ motivations, commitments and desires. All of the chapters in the collection are attentive to the specific local circumstances as well as broader colonial contexts in which exploration and encounters occurred. This collection breaks new ground in its emphasis on Indigenous agency and Indigenous–explorer interactions. It will be of value to historians and others for a very long time. Professor Ann Curthoys, University of Sydney. In bringing together this group of authors, the editors have brought to histories of colonialism the individuality of these intermediaries, whose lives intersected colonial exploration in Australia and New Guinea. Dr Jude Philp, Macleay Museum.

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