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Bordering intimacy
Joe Turner

merely suggesting that those who move for ‘family life’ are discriminated against. I go further than only looking at how people categorised as ‘family migrants’ are racialised and treated in places like Britain. Instead I examine how the imperial control of mobility was in part reliant upon different claims to protect or harness the family and that this structured the modern regulation of mobility. Further to this, I show how family does wider work in border regimes and in ongoing forms of internal colonisation in postmetropoles like Britain. External colonialism (in

in Bordering intimacy
Laura Chrisman

effective rebuttal, demonstrating the significance of colonial expansion for metropolitan economic and cultural formations throughout the nineteenth century. Jameson and Said both consider modernism a compensatory and ultimately collusive reaction to empire. Discussing Howards End, Jameson acknowledges Forster’s anti-imperial sentiments, but argues that they are undermined by the sensory impact of expansionism on the novelist. Such an impact is for Jameson an inevitable consequence of the economy: chapter3 21/12/04 11:14 am Page 55 Empire’s culture 55 colonialism

in Postcolonial contraventions
Sol Plaatje and W.E.B.Du Bois
Laura Chrisman

adequacy of black American thought for black America itself. We now need the notion of a critical, interrogative black Atlantic political culture, based on dialogue not emulation. The peculiar density of this modern critical black Atlanticism is one that chapter5 21/12/04 11:16 am Page 93 Black Atlantic nationalism 93 allows African intellectuals both to instrumentalise African America as a fictional space of self-actualisation and to demystify that construction; to position slavery and colonialism as comparable yet incommensurable historical experiences; to

in Postcolonial contraventions
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Janelle Joseph

peers are confident that they made the best of a bad situation, created by the powers of global capitalism, colonialism and racist exploitation. Though they had very few resources at their disposal, colonial oppressions did not achieve total domination. They used their creativity, the blessings that nature provided and the refuse others discarded to transform material lack in the 1950s and 1960s into

in Sport in the Black Atlantic
The changing scale of warfare and the making of early colonial South Asia
Manu Sehgal

for territorial conquest as the engine of colonial expansion were fashioned to expand the scale of colonial war-making. Taken together – ideological structures, political justifications of territorial conquest, economic restructuring of the state apparatus, and a regime of laws that normalized prolific state-authored violence – these elements came to constitute a distinct early colonial order for South Asia. Conquest as a violent transformation of territory has generally not received attention from historians of South Asia. The study of colonialism and the

in A global history of early modern violence
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Elleke Boehmer

and transgendering through which the colonial project is configured, and into how women’s investment in anti-colonialism is therefore different from men’s. Nationalism, he perceives in the trenchant essay ‘Algeria Unveiled’, as elsewhere, invokes men and women in contrasting ways, especially as, he writes, both the occupying colons and the (male) ‘occupied’ enlist women as signifiers of culture. Concomitantly, however, woman to Fanon becomes a subject of history only through her part in the national resistance. She is uniquely politicised by means of this involvement

in Stories of women
Michael Woolcock, Simon Szreter, and Vijayendra Rao

obscuring the less savoury aspects of that process (slavery, colonialism, exploitation, suppression, theft).13 Moreover, they argue, as part of this obfuscation, the mantra of ‘development’ enables the rich to lecture the poor about their putative political, cultural and moral failings, doing so as a pretext to encouraging (if not forcing) them to buy goods and resources (by going deeply into debt) and/or to adopt policy measures, institutional reforms and behavioural traits that they are told will surely correct these failings (but in fact will most likely serve only to

in History, historians and development policy
Sara Ahmed

feminist killjoy: the hurt of some gets in the way of the happiness of others. Can we think about the politics of hurt differently? I have always taught courses on racism and colonialism, ever since I  have taught. I  thus bring difficult histories in the room, often difficulties that manifest as stuff (an image, a written document, a thing). I think asking ourselves how we do this is something we must always do. These histories are alive, they are not over. Racism and colonialism are the present we are in. So how we bring these histories into the room does matter. I

in The power of vulnerability
Eşref Aksu

resources were especially plentiful in the southern provinces of Katanga (provincial capital: Elisabethville) and Kasai (provincial capital: Luluabourg). 6 In 1906 the Belgian company Union Minière du Haut Catanga was given exclusive mining rights in Katanga until 1999. 7 While the Belgian colonialism was oppressive, local resistance to it did not mature until the second half of the 1950s. 8 In

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
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Antinomies and enticements
Saurabh Dube

insurgent who was not a “pre-political” subject but one entirely coeval with, a contemporary and a constituent of, politics under modern colonialism and colonial modernity. 47 In each case, Indian subalterns engaged and expressed modern processes as subjects of modernity. On the other hand, middle-class nationalism in India, the work of Indian modern subjects who were rather different from their

in Subjects of modernity