Author: Kamakshi P. Murti
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313308574
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Challenges the German's claim to an encounter with India projected on a spiritual plane of communion between "kindred spirits" and shows that such supposedly apolitical encounters are really strategies of domination.

Negotiating The Modern

Author: Amit Ray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135866066
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This book explicates long-standing literary celebrations of 'India' and 'Indian-ness' by charting a cultural history of Indianness in the Anglophone world, locating moments (in intellectual, religious and cultural history) where India and Indianness are offered up as solutions to modern moral, ethical and political questions in the 'West.' Beginning in the early 1800s, South Asians actively seek to occupy and modify spaces created by the scholarly discourses of Orientalism: the study of the East (‘Orient’) via Western (‘European’) epistemological frameworks. Tracing the varying fortunes of Orientalist scholars from the inception of British rule, this study charts the work of key Indologists in the colonial era. The rhetorical constructions of East and West deployed by both colonizer and colonized, as well as attempts to synthesize or transcend such constructions, became crucial to conceptions of the ‘modern.’ Eventually, Indian desire for political sovereignty together with the deeply racialized formations of imperialism produced a shift in the dialogic relationship between South Asia and Europe that had been initiated and sustained by orientalists. This impetus pushed scholarly discourse about India in Europe, North America and elsewhere, out of what had been a direct role in politics and theology and into high ‘Literary’ culture.

The Betrothed Of Death The Spanish Foreign Legion During The Rif Rebellion 1920 1927

Author: José E. Alvarez
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313073414
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Following her defeat in the Spanish-American War of 1898, Spain shifted her colonial focus to her Protectorate in northern Morocco. When Spanish conscripts began to fight and to die by the thousands, political fallout forced the government to create a new unit of professional soldiers. This unit would serve the dual function of providing fighting men for Moroccan service, while sparing the lives of conscripted men. Under its founder, José Millán Astray, and his deputy, Francisco Franco, the Spanish Foreign Legion would quickly become the spearhead for Spain's army in Africa. This is the story of the creation, organization, and combat role of the Legion in its formative years from 1919 to 1927. Based upon archival sources in Madrid, Segovia, and Ceuta, this is the first and most complete history in English or Spanish of the early years of the Spanish Foreign Legion. The unit was instrumental in crushing Abd-el-Krim's rebellion against Spanish colonial authority. When the Riffians annihilated the army of General Silvestre at Annual in 1921 and were poised to attack the Spanish enclave of Melilla, it was the arrival of the Legion that pacified its panic-stricken citizens. The force would be in the vanguard of all major offensives undertaken in recapturing the territory lost in 1921, and its amphibious landing at Alhucemas Bay in 1925 marked the beginning of the end for the Rif Rebellion.

Mixed Blessing

Author: Hazel M. McFerson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313307911
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Viewing US influence on the Philippines as a mixed blessing, McFerson (international studies, George Mason U., Fairfax, VA) supplies a racial tradition framework to 11 studies of the Philippines during Spanish and American colonialism and the contemporary period parsing Filipino culture and identi


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Britain S Sterling Colonial Policy And Decolonization 1939 1958

Author: Allister Hinds
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313319532
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Examining the impact of Britain's sterling policy on its colonial economic policy, Hinds argues that Britain extricated itself from colonial demands for development finance by transferring power to colonial peoples.

Deadly Force Colonialism And The Rule Of Law

Author: Joan R. Mars
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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Examines police violence in Guyana through consideration of the social, political, and legal structure of the nation.

Law And Justice In Post British Nigeria

Author: Nonso Okereafoezeke
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313313080
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Utilizes empirical data to analyze the relationship between Nigeria's native and foreign systems of justice, law, and social control.

Indispensable Traitors

Author: Thomas G. Mitchell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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Details the largely untold story of the role that liberal parties have played in recent conflicts in Israel, Northern Ireland, and South Africa.


Author: Edward W. Said
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804153868
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More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world. From the Trade Paperback edition.