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xiii, 314 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • List of Illustrations ix Appreciations xi Chapter One: Prologue in Two Parts 1 Chapter Two: The Pulse of the Archive 17 Part I: Colonial Archives and Their Affective States 55 Chapter Three: Habits of a Colonial Heart 57 Chapter Four: Developing Historical Negatives 105 Chapter Five: Commissions and Their Storied Edges 141 Part II: Watermarks in Colonial History 179 Chapter Six: Hierarchies of Credibility 181 Chapter Seven: Imperial Dispositions of Disregard 237 Appendix 1: Colonial Chronologies 279 Appendix 2: Governors-General in the Netherlands Indies, 1830-1930 285 Bibliography 287 Index 000.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691015781 20160528
"Along the Archival Grain" offers a unique methodological and analytic opening to the affective registers of imperial governance and the political content of archival forms. In a series of nuanced mediations on the nature of colonial documents from the nineteenth-century Netherlands Indies, Ann Laura Stoler identifies the social epistemologies that guided perception and practice, revealing the problematic racial ontologies of that confused epistemic space. Navigating familiar and extraordinary paths through the lettered lives of those who ruled, she seizes on moments when common sense failed and prevailing categories no longer seemed to work. She asks not what colonial agents knew, but what happened when what they thought they knew they found they did not. Rejecting the notion that archival labor be approached as an extractive enterprise, Stoler sets her sights on archival production as a consequential act of governance, as a field of force with violent effect, and not least as a vivid space to do ethnography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691015781 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-248S-01, HISTORY-345B-01, HISTORY-448A-01
Book
x, 396 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • Contributors: Tony Ballantyne, Marilyn Booth, Antoinette Burton, Ann Curthoys, Peter Fritzsche, Durba Ghosh, Laura Mayhall, Jennifer S. Milligan, Kathryn J. Oberdeck, Adele Perry, Helena Pohlandt-McCormick, John Randolph, Craig Robertson, Horacio N. Roque Ramirez, Jeff Sahadeo, Renee Sentilles.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822336884 20160528
Despite the importance of archives to the profession of history, there is very little written about actual encounters with them - about the effect that the researcher's race, gender, or class may have on her experience within them or about the impact that archival surveillance, architecture, or bureaucracy might have on the histories that are ultimately written. This provocative collection initiates a vital conversation about how archives around the world are constructed, policed, manipulated, and experienced. It challenges the claims to objectivity associated with the traditional archive by telling stories that illuminate its power to shape the narratives which are to be 'found' there. "Archive Stories" brings together ethnographies of the archival world, most of which are written by historians. Some contributors recount their own experiences.One offers a moving reflection on how the relative wealth and prestige of Western researchers can gain them entry to collections such as Uzbekistan's newly formed Central State Archive, which censors the access of Uzbek researchers. Others explore the genealogies of specific archives, from one of the most influential archival institutions in the modern West, the Archives Nationales in Paris, to the significant archives of the Bakunin family in Russia, which were saved largely though the efforts of one family member.Still others explore how current events impact the analysis of particular archives. A contributor tells of researching the 1976 Soweto riots in the politically charged atmosphere of the early 1990s, just as apartheid in South Africa was coming to an end. A number of the essays question what counts as an archive-and what counts as history-as they consider oral histories, cyberspace, fiction, and plans for streets and buildings that were never built, for histories that never materialized.Contributors of this title are: Tony Ballantyne, Marilyn Booth, Antoinette Burton, Ann Curthoys, Peter Fritzsche, Durba Ghosh, Laura Mayhall, Jennifer S. Milligan, Kathryn J. Oberdeck, Adele Perry, Helena Pohlandt-McCormick, John Randolph, Craig Robertson, Horacio N.Roque Ramirez, Jeff Sahadeo and Renee Sentilles. Antoinette Burton is Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she holds the Bastian Chair in Transnational and Global Studies. She is the author of "Dwelling in the Archive" and "At the Heart of the Empire". She is the editor of "After the Imperial Turn: Thinking with and through the Nation" and a co-editor of "Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History", both also published by Duke University Press. With Jean Allman, she edits "The Journal of Women's History".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822336884 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-248S-01, HISTORY-345B-01, HISTORY-448A-01
Book
xvi, 297 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- Part I. Cultures of Conquest: 1. The death of hope-- 2. Ethnographies of state-- 3. Rationalities and rule-- Part II. States of Emergency: 4. Prophecies of nation-- 5. Government acts-- 6. Conflict in Qumbu-- 7. The men of the mountain-- 8. Flights of the lightning bird-- Conclusion-- Notes-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521817219 20160528
In The Politics of Evil, Clifton Crais provides a unique interpretation of South African history and a fresh approach to the study of power, culture and resistance in the modern world. Encompassing all of South Africa's history in his analysis, Crais examines the formation of an authoritarian political order and the complex ways people understood and resisted the colonial state. He explores state formation as a cultural and political process as well as a moral problem and he looks at indigenous concepts of power, authority and evil, analysing how they shaped cross-cultural encounters and the making of a colonial order. Apartheid represented one of the great evils of the twentieth century. This book reveals how the victims of apartheid understood the triumph of this evil in their lives as they elaborated rich and at times violent visions of a just world. Professor Crais concludes by looking at political transition, the challenges to creating a durable democracy and the persistence of evil in South Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521817219 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-248S-01, HISTORY-345B-01, HISTORY-448A-01
Book
x, 280 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 3 PART ONE: THE CHALLENGE OF STATE-BUILDING IN AFRICA 9 One The Challenge of State-Building in Africa 11 PART TWO: THE CONSTRUCTION OF STATES IN AFRICA 33 Two Power and Space in Precolonial Africa 35 Three The Europeans and the African Problem 58 Four The Political Kingdom in Independent Africa 97 PART THREE: NATIONAL DESIGN AND DOMESTIC POLITICS 137 Five National Design and the Broadcasting of Power 139 Six Chiefs, States, and the Land 173 PART FOUR: BOUNDARIES AND POWER 199 Seven The Coin of the African Realm 201 Eight The Politics of Migration and Citizenship 227 PART FIVE: CONCLUSION 249 Nine The Past and the Future of State Power in Africa 251 Index 273.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691010274 20160528
Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what occurred in Europe. In his groundbreaking book, Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective, examining the problem of state consolidation from the precolonial period, through the short but intense interlude of European colonialism, to the modern era of independent states. Herbst's bold contention--that the conditions now facing African state-builders existed long before European penetration of the continent--is sure to provoke controversy, for it runs counter to the prevailing assumption that colonialism changed everything. In identifying how the African state-building process differs from the European experience, Herbst addresses the fundamental problem confronting African leaders: how to extend authority over sparsely settled lands. Indeed, efforts to exert control over vast, inhospitable territories of low population density and varied environmental and geographical zones have resulted in devastating wars, millions of refugees, and dysfunctional governments perpetrating destructive policies. Detailing the precise political calculations of distinct African leaders, Herbst isolates the basic dynamics of African state development. In analyzing how these leaders have attempted to consolidate power, he is able to evaluate a variety of policy alternatives for dealing with the fundamental political challenges facing African states today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691010274 20160528
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
HISTORY-248S-01, HISTORY-448A-01
Book
xiv, 445 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Compulsory "ujamaa" villages in Tanzania, collectivization in Russia, Le Corbusier's urban planning theory realized in Brasilia, the Great Leap Forward in China, agricultural "modernization" in the Tropics - the 20th century has been racked by grand utopian schemes that have inadvertently brought death and disruption to millions. Why do well-intentioned plans for improving the human condition go tragically awry? In this wide-ranging book, James C. Scott analyzes failed cases of large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields. Centrally managed social plans misfire, Scott argues, when they impose schematic visions that do violence to complex interdependencies that are not, and cannot be, fully understood. Further, the success of designs for social organization depends upon the recognition that local, practical knowledge is as important as formal, epistemic knowledge. The author builds a case against "development theory" and imperialistic state planning that disregards the values, desires and objections of its subjects. He identifies and discusses four conditions common to all planning disasters: administrative ordering of nature and society by the state; a "high-modernist ideology" that places confidence in the ability of human life; a willingness to use authoritarian state power to effect large-scale interventions; and a prostate civil society that cannot effectively resist such plans.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300070163 20160527
An analysis of diverse failures in high-modernist, authoritarian state planning. It covers projects such as collectivization in Russia and the building of Brasilia, arguing that any centrally-managed social plan must recognize the importance of local customs and practical knowledge.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300078152 20160528
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
HISTORY-248S-01, HISTORY-448A-01
Book
xiv, 381 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
A major new approach to the study of the social and economic history of colonial French West Africa, this book traces French efforts to establish a cotton export economy in the French Soudan from the early nineteenth century through the end of World War II. Cotton cultivation and handicraft cotton textile production had long been an important part of the indigenous regional economies of West Africa. During the nineteenth century, the French metropolitan cotton textile industry developed and expanded, and securing new sources for raw cotton became a central concern for French industrialists and the emerging technocratic leadership of the French state. Controlling the French West Africa cotton harvest thus became of paramount importance to the French colonial endeavor.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804726528 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-248S-01, HISTORY-345B-01, HISTORY-448A-01
Book
xix, 191 p.
Green Library
HISTORY-248S-01, HISTORY-345B-01, HISTORY-448A-01
Book
356 p.
  • "Bula Matari" and the contemporary African crisis-- on the state-- the nature and genesis of the colonial state-- constructing "Bula Matari"-- the colonial state institutionalized-- toward African independence-- the ambiguous challenge of civil society-- the imperial legacy and state traditions-- the afterlife of the African colonial state - comparative reflections.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300058024 20160527
In this comprehensive and original study, a distinguished specialist and scholar of African affairs argues that the current crisis in African development can be traced directly to European colonial rule, which left the continent with a "singularly difficult legacy" that is unique in modern history. Crawford Young proposes a new conception of the state, weighing the different characteristics of earlier European empires (including those of Holland, Portugal, England, and Venice) and distilling their common qualities. He then presents a concise and wide-ranging history of colonization in Africa, from the era of construction through consolidation and decolonization. Young argues that several qualities combined to make the European colonial experience in Africa distinctive. The high number of nations competing for power around the continent and the necessity to achieve effective occupation swiftly, yet make the colonies self-financing, drove colonial powers toward policies of "ruthless extractive action." The persistent, virulent racism that established a distance between rulers and subjects was especially central to African colonial history. Young concludes by turning his sights to other regions of the once-colonized world, comparing the fates of former African colonies to their counterparts elsewhere. In tracing both the overarching traits and variations in African colonial states, he makes a strong case that colonialism has played a significant part in shaping the fate of this troubled continent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300058024 20160527
Green Library
HISTORY-248S-01, HISTORY-448A-01
Book
xiv, 258 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
"No Condition Is Permanent", a popular West African slogan, expresses Sara Berry's theme: the obstacles to African agrarian development never stay the same. Her book explores the complex way African economy and society are tied to issues of land and labour, offering a comparative study of agrarian change in four rural economies in sub-Saharan Africa. These include two that experienced long periods of expanding peasant production for export (southern Ghana and southwestern Nigeria ), a settler economy (central Kenya), and a rural labour reserve (northeastern Zambia). The resources available to African farmers have changed dramatically over the course of the 20th century. Berry asserts that the various ways resources are acquired and used are shaped not only by the incorporation of a rural area into colonial (later national) and global political economies, but also by conflicts over culture, power, and property within and beyond rural communities. By tracing the various debates over rights to resources and their effects on agricultural production and farmers' uses of income. Berry presents agrarian change as a series of on-going processes rather than a set of discrete "successes" and "failures". "No Condition Is Permanent" aims to show how multi-disciplinary studies of focal agrarian history can constructively contribute to development policy. The book is designed to be a contribution both to African agrarian history and to debates over the role of agriculture in Africa's recent economic crises.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299139308 20160527
Green Library
HISTORY-248S-01, HISTORY-345B-01, HISTORY-448A-01
Book
xvi, 504, viii p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-248S-01, HISTORY-448A-01
Book
x, 307 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
HISTORY-248S-01, HISTORY-345B-01, HISTORY-448A-01
Book
vi, 322 p. ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: inventing traditions Eric Hobsbawm-- 2. The invention of tradition: the Highland tradition of Scotland Hugh Trevor Roper-- 3. From a death to a view: the hunt for the Welsh past in the Romantic period Prys Morgan-- 4. The context, performance and meaning of ritual: the British Monarchy and the Invention of Tradition, c. 1820-1977 David Cannadine-- 5. Representing authority of tradition in Victorian India Bernard S. Cohen-- 6. The invention of tradition in Colonial Africa Terence Roger-- 7. Mass-producing traditions: Europe, 1870-1914 Eric Hobsbawm.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521437738 20160528
Many of the traditions which we think of as very ancient in their origins were not in fact sanctioned by long usage over the centuries, but were invented comparatively recently. This book explores examples of this process of invention - the creation of Welsh and Scottish 'national culture'; the elaboration of British royal rituals in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the origins of imperial rituals in British India and Africa; and the attempts by radical movements to develop counter-traditions of their own. It addresses the complex interaction of past and present, bringing together historians and anthropologists in a fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the understanding of our history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521437738 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-248S-01, HISTORY-345B-01, HISTORY-448A-01