Bodies in Contact

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This reader on world history emphasizes the centrality of raced, sexed, and classed bodies as sites on which imperial power was imagined and exercised, in order to examine the effects of global politics, capital and culture on everyday spaces and local c


Tony Ballantyne is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He is the author of "Orientalism and Race: Aryanism in the British Empire" and the editor of "Science, Empire, and the European Exploration of the Pacific."Antoinette Burton is Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies, Department of History, University of Illinois. She is the author of "Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India "and "At the Heart of the Empire: Indians and the Colonial Encounter in Late-Victorian Britain." She is the editor of "After the Imperial Turn: Thinking with and through the Nation "(also published by Duke University Press) and a coeditor of "The Journal of Women's History."


Bodies in Contact brings together important scholarship on colonial gender studies gathered from journals around the world. Breaking with approaches to world history as the history of "the West and the rest," the contributors offer a panoramic perspective. They examine aspects of imperial regimes including the Ottoman, Mughal, Soviet, British, Han, and Spanish, over a span of six hundred years--from the fifteenth century through the mid-twentieth. Discussing subjects as diverse as slavery and travel, ecclesiastical colonialism and military occupation, marriage and property, nationalism and football, immigration and temperance, Bodies in Contact puts women, gender, and sexuality at the center of the "master narratives" of imperialism and world history. "Bodies in Contact is an excellent work, full of lively essays based on an engaging variety of historical perspectives. Instructors in world history rightly complain that there is little available to students that covers gender. This volume helps fill that gap with articles on important issues in the history of contact and empire."--Bonnie G. Smith, author of The Gender of History: Men, Women, and Historical Practice "Bodies in Contact challenges the master narratives of imperialism in world history that focus on high politics and economics... With a stong 'cast' of academic researchers, who have pioneered new ground in their respective areas, this is a lively and illuminating collection."--History 2007 "A distinguishing feature of this collection is its comprehensiveness... This is a strong collection that points to new directions in the field of world history and is recommended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students."--Christopher Lee, History, Reviews of New Books "Individually, the chapters are excellent and interesting. Each one nudges the reader to learn something new and offers methodological techniques for uncovering new and relatively inaccessible materials."--Londa Scheibinger, American Historical Review "Historians of all persuasions will find Ballantyne and Burton's arguments ... persuasive and compelling... As the editors intend, the volume is very likely to 'stimulate debate, discussion, and even perhaps a new generation of historians.'..." --Dorothy L. Hodgson, International Journal of African Historical Studies "Bodies in Contact is a significant and erudite addition to the thriving field of global history." --Rochona Majumdar, Journal of World History "A terrific read...The variety and quality of these diverse narratives make the book attractive to the general reader, and Bodies in Contact indeed could be useful in the undergraduate classroom"--Carolyn Goffman, H-Net Reviews "In all, the collection constitutes a most comprehensive marshalling of recent research on gender, cultures of colonialism and the colonial encounter and should be attractive to a wide range of specialized readers." --Barbara Bush, History "This collection of essays is designed to provoke questions, to raise issues, to incite debate about the place of gender, race, and class in the construction of modern imperial and colonial identities. Balanced against the histories that Ballantyne and Burton argue permeate the modern university, these essays provide a necessary counterweight, a mode from which traditional histories can be interrogated."--Audrey De Long, Sixteenth Century Journal "Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton have assembled a first-rate collection of essays that re-energizes the concept of 'World History.'"--Carolyn Goffman, H-Gender-Mideast, H-Net Reviews "Ballantyne and Burton's volume offers an excellent introduction to the gendered histories of imperialism and colonialism across historical time and in diverse cultural contexts. More importantly the essays in this collection highlight the deep epistemic ramifications of globalization and how the mechanics of it are embodied in our day-to-day interactions even today."--Anita Anantharam, Itinerario "Bodies in Contact marks a significant addition to the literature placing colonial history in international context, and signals the movement of transnational history to the fore of imperial studies."--Rachel Berger, Atlantic Studies "With a strong 'cast' of academic researchers, who have pioneered new ground in their respective fields, this is a lively and illuminating collection... a most comprehensive marshalling or recent research on gender, cultures of colonialism and the colonial encounter and should be attractive to a wide range of specialized readers."--HISTORY, Vol 92, Issue 1, Number 305, Jan 2007
EAN: 9780822334675
ISBN: 0822334674
Untertitel: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History. 1 map. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Duke University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 464 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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