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that from the 1940s to the 1970s transformations within ethnography were influenced by processes of counter-colonialism, decolonization, and other struggles against imperialism and racism. This context shaped emergent critiques of reigning paradigms within the discipline. 44 Here was an interchange between the autonomy and logic governing continuities and changes within disciplinary traditions

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mythologies of Indian culture. As Parama Roy puts it: There is an ongoing and strenuous endeavour in the discourse of thuggee to interpellate the thug as an essence, a move which attests to the anxiety of rupture that subtends the totalizing epistemologies of colonialism. Yet the thug as discursive object is strikingly resistant to such

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, in contrast to the religiously mixed but predominantly Muslim Indonesians. This Catholicism reflects in part the bequest of Portuguese colonialism, but more potently stands as a rejection of an Indonesian identity. It is sometimes suggested that the period of Portuguese rule was one of benign neglect. The neglect is indisputable – little effort at development or the provision of services was made until the 1950s. By 1973 the illiteracy rate of the East Timorese was estimated at 93 per cent, and infant mortality in the 1950s (1960s’ and 1970s

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Britishness, respectability, and imperial citizenship

brash proponent of such an outlook, argues for the modernising legacy of the British Empire against those who identify instead the ‘racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance’, all of which, he argues, ‘existed long before colonialism’. 23 British governance, Ferguson believes, brought great benefits, including ‘the English language’, ‘representative assemblies’, ‘the triumph

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and Mike. The language of human rights is a potent discourse in the Global North, not only for straight couples but increasingly for marginalised groups fighting legal discrimination, such as LGBTQ people, disabled people, and single parents. The notion of reproductive rights as a matter of individual choice has been heavily criticised in black and postcolonial feminism, by some deemed to constitute a new form of discursive colonialism (Bailey, 2011; Mohanty, 2003), which negates the ways in which socio-​economic contexts and geopolitical locations shape women

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West Indian intellectual

brooding over some terrible, unforgettable, wrong’ was the ‘terror of [her] life’; as if to punish the white child for the cruelties of colonialism she terrorises her with tales of soucriants, loups-garoux and zombies, introducing her to ‘a world of fear and distrust’, the ‘terrified consciousness’ which Ramchand identifies as central to the colonial subjectivity. 72 Rhys describes another black servant

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decay he attributes to the proletarianisation that is at its most visible in the metropolis. It is perhaps for him an unmanageably diffuse area for fictional scrutiny. His most compelling meditation on decay is The Enigma of Arrival , a novel which Frank Kermode notes ‘is set in a part of rural England that doesn’t count racism or colonialism among its most pressing problems’. 68 As well as

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Looking beyond the state

–1970 , Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 ; Deborah J. Neill, Networks in Tropical Medicine: Internationalism, Colonialism, and the Rise of a Medical Specialty, 1890–1930 , Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2012 37 David Hardiman (ed.), Healing Bodies, Saving Souls: Medical Missions in Asia and Africa , Amsterdam and

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. The medical justification for repatriating Nigerian mental patients was deeply rooted in ideological perspectives on the relationship between race, culture and human psychology that developed in the context of a European imperialism that sought to explain the power dynamics of Empire in scientific terms. 18 The literature on race and colonialism is abundant, and beyond the scope of this chapter, other

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