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Carnal knowledge and imperial power : race and the intimate in colonial rule

Carnal knowledge and imperial power : race and the intimate in colonial rule

Author: Ann Laura Stoler
Publisher: Berkeley, California : University of California Press, [2002] ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Why, Ann Laura Stoler asks, was the management of sexual arrangements and affective attachments so critical to the making of colonial categories and to what distinguished ruler from ruled? Contending that social classification is not a benign cultural act but a potent political one, Stoler shows that matters of the intimate were absolutely central to imperial politics. It was, after all, in the intimate sphere of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Laura Stoler
ISBN: 0520231112 9780520231115 0520231104 9780520231108
OCLC Number: 49576404
Description: xi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Genealogies of the intimate: movements in colonial studies --
Rethinking colonial categories: European communities and the boundaries of rule --
Carnal knowledge and imperial power: gender and morality in the making of race --
Sexual affronts and racial frontiers: cultural competence and the dangers of métissage --
A sentimental education: children on the imperial divide --
A colonial reading of Foucault: bourgeois bodies and racial selves --
Memory-work in Java: a cautionary tale.
Responsibility: Ann Laura Stoler.
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Looking at the way cultural competencies and sensibilities entered into the construction of race in the colonial context, this text proposes that "cultural racism" in fact predates its postmodern  Read more...


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"To my knowledge, there simply is no one else writing on questions of colonialism, gender, race, and intimacy who brings this depth and reach of historical and anthropological illumination to Read more...

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