by Jennifer Cole, Forget Colonialism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Forget Colonialism book, "The best book-length study of colonial memory available... Cole provides a way out of the dichotomy in which memory is viewed as either individual or 'collective.'"—Rosalind Shaw, coeditor of Syncretism/Anti-Syncretism: The Politics of Religious Synthesis "A remarkably lucid and self-assured analysis of social memory. . . The book is a pleasure to read."—Michael Lambek, author of Knowledge and Practice in Mayotte
by Jennifer Cole, Love In Africa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Love In Africa book, In a subtantive introduction and eight essays that examine a variety of countries and range in time from the 1930s to the present, the contributors collectively argue for the importance of paying attention to the many different cultural and historical strands that constitute love in Africa.
by Jennifer Cole, Sex And Salvation Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sex And Salvation book, As much of the intense political and social changes in Madagascar revolve around urban youth, who view themselves as avatars of modernity, this book argues that traditional social science offers inadequate theorizations of generational change and its contribution to broader cultural historical processes.
by Andrea L. Smith, Colonial Memory And Postcolonial Europe Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Colonial Memory And Postcolonial Europe book, "[I]ntersects with very active areas of research in history and anthropology, and links these domains of inquiry spanning Europe and North Africa in a creative and innovative fashion." --Douglas Holmes, Binghamton University Maltese settlers in colonial Algeria had never lived in France, but as French citizens were abruptly "repatriated" there after Algerian independence in 1962. In France today, these pieds-noirs are often associated with "Mediterranean" qualities, the persisting tensions surrounding the French-Algerian War, and far-right, anti-immigrant politics. Through their social clubs, they have forged an identity in which Malta, not Algeria, is the unifying ancestral homeland. Andrea L. Smith uses history and ethnography to argue that scholars have failed to account for the effect of colonialism on Europe itself. She explores nostalgia and collective memory; the settlers' liminal position in the colony as subalterns and colonists; and selective forgetting, in which Malta replaces Algeria, the "true" homeland, which is now inaccessible, fraught with guilt and contradiction. The study provides insight into race, ethnicity, and nationalism in Europe as well as cultural context for understanding political trends in contemporary France.
by Jennifer Cole, Affective Circuits Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Affective Circuits book, In recent decades, Africans have migrated to Europe in larger numbers than ever before; Africans are now a visible part of Europe s multiethnic landscape. The present volume brings together essays by an international group of social scientists which focus on economic and affective flows of goods, resources, and people, with careful attention to the regulatory forces of state and non-state (kin/friends/partners) actors. The aim is to integrate a scattered, but overlapping, set of literatures addressing care and intimacy in a variety of different ways among which are marriage migration, domestic labor, global care chains, romance travel, and moving for health resources. While any one paper may focus more on what the editors call affective circuits --the circulation of migrants, kin and goods--or on regulatory regimes, for example regulation of migration, labor, and material flows through state apparatuses, each addresses the complex intersections of the two dimensions of African migration to Europe. Each chapter focuses on the spaces between Africa and Europe and backs up arguments with ethnographic data and descriptions ranging across numerous different countries. This volume promises to become a benchmark in the burgeoning field of migration studies in anthropology. "
by Philip Jackson, Global History And Global Solidarity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Global History And Global Solidarity book, Abstract: In the face of global problems, Jurgen Habermas recognizes the need for global solidarity. He thinks that universal human rights are best suited to ground such solidarity, but so far human rights have been only weakly motivating. I argue that, just as solidarity at the national level has often been built around a shared historical narrative, building a shared global historical narrative constitutes one important step towards solidarity at the global level. I propose the history of colonialism as an appropriate topic for such a global historical narrative, and then show how a narrative centered on the history of colonialism can yield ethical-political content that supports the project of global solidarity. Finally, I sketch the connection between narrative fiction and empathy, arguing that reading stories about colonialism is one practical way to build an appreciation for colonialism as a global narrative, and thus to work towards the larger goal of solidarity.
by Kirsty Reid, Sources And Methods In Histories Of Colonialism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sources And Methods In Histories Of Colonialism book, Sources and Methods in Histories of Colonialism provides an in-depth study of the relationships between archives, knowledge and power. Exploring a diverse range of examples and surveying the now substantial scholarly literatures on the functions and scope of the ‘imperial archive’, it facilitates a deeper understanding of the challenges of working with a range of specific source genres within imperial and colonial archives. Covering the late eighteenth century to the present day and drawing on material from a range of modern empires including those established by Britain, France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States, chapters discuss themes such as the emergence of photography as an archival tool, the use of oral history in histories of colonialism and the ways in which the state informs the archive and vice versa. This book considers the ways in which newer ways of thinking about the past have challenged more traditional views of ‘the archive’, provoking questions about what archives are and where their conceptual, geographical and chronological boundaries lie. Examining a wide selection of source material including government papers, censuses, petitions and case files and providing both an overarching introduction to the subject and close analysis of specific case studies, this book will be essential reading for students of imperial and colonial history.
by Jennifer Cole, Love In Africa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Love In Africa book, In recent years, scholarly interest in love has flourished. Historians have addressed the rise of romantic love and marriage in Europe and the United States, while anthropologists have explored the ways globalization has reshaped local ideas about those same topics. Yet, love in Africa has been peculiarly ignored, resulting in a serious lack of understanding about this vital element of social life—a glaring omission given the intense focus on sexuality in Africa in the wake of HIV/AIDS. Love in Africa seeks both to understand this failure to consider love and to begin to correct it. In a substantive introduction and eight essays that examine a variety of countries and range in time from the 1930s to the present, the contributors collectively argue for the importance of paying attention to the many different cultural and historical strands that constitute love in Africa. Covering such diverse topics as the reception of Bollywood movies in 1950s Zanzibar, the effects of a Mexican telenovela on young people’s ideas about courtship in Niger, the models of romance promoted by South African and Kenyan magazines, and the complex relationship between love and money in Madagascar and South Africa, Love in Africa is a vivid and compelling look at love’s role in African society.