1300 36 33 32
This collection brings much-needed focus to the vibrancy and vitality of minority and marginal writing about empire, and to their implications as expressions of embodied contact between imperial power and those negotiating its consequences from "below." The chapters explore how less powerful and less privileged actors in metropolitan and colonial societies within the British Empire have made use of the written word and of the power of speech, public performance, and street politics. This book breaks new ground by combining work about marginalized figures from within Britain as well as counterparts in the colonies, ranging from published sources such as indigenous newspapers to ordinary and everyday writings including diaries, letters, petitions, ballads, suicide notes, and more. Each chapter engages with the methodological implications of working with everyday scribblings and asks what these alternate modernities and histories mean for the larger critique of the "imperial archive" that has shaped much of the most interesting writing on empire in the past decade.
Buy Critical Perspectives on Colonialism by Fiona Paisley from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780415537384
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Critical Perspectives on Colonialism book by Fiona Paisley and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)
Fiona Paisley is a cultural historian at Griffith University, Brisbane, and a member of the Australian Historical Association. Kirsty Reid is a senior researcher in the Centre for History at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
© 2003-2021. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687