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Week 2 Alterity: Empire and Identity

Core readings:

Anne Laura Stoler and Frederick Cooper, ‘Between Metopoloe and Colony: Rethinking a Research Agenda’, In Anne Laura Stoler and Frederick Cooper, eds., Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World (1997), 1-56.

Linda Colley, Captives: Britain, Empire and the World 1600-1850 (2002): Introduction, chaps 8-10, & Epilogue.

Further readings:

Dipesh Chakrabarty, ‘Postcoloniality and the Artifice of History: Who Speaks for “Indian” Pasts?’, Representations, 37 (192), 1-26.

Dane Kennedy, ‘Imperial History and Postcolonial Theory’, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 24 (1996), 345-63.

Uday Mehta, ‘Liberal Strategies of Exclusion’, in Stoler & Cooper, eds., Tensions of Empire, 59-86.