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Framing Facts: Readings

Rethinking History

  • Ferguson, James 2006. Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order. Durham: Duke University Press.  
  • Green, William A. 1995. ‘Periodizing World History’, History and Theory: Studies in the Philosophy of History, Theme Issue: World Historians and Their Critics 34(2): 99-111.
  • Keita, Maghan 2002. ‘Africa and the Construction of a Grand Narrative in World History’ in Eckhardt Fuchs and Benedikt Stuchtey (eds) Across Cultural Borders: Historiography in Global Perspective. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc..
  • Latour, Bruno 1993. We Have Never Been Modern translated by Caroline Porter. Hertfordshire: Harvester Wheatsheaf. 
  • Linebaugh, Peter and Marcus Rediker 2000. The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. London: Verso.
  • Philips, John Edward (ed.) 2005. Writing African History. Rochester: University of Rochester Press.
  • Scott, David 1999. Refashioning Futures: Criticism after Postcoloniality. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
  • Sen, Satadru (2004), ‘Contexts, Representation and the Colonized Convict: Maulana Thanesari in the Andaman Islands’, Crimes, Histories, Societies 8(2): 117-39.
  • Steedman, Carolyn (2001) Dust. Manchester University Press, pp. 1-37
  • Trouillot, Michel-Rolph 1995. Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History. Boston: Beacon Press.
  • Vaughan, Megan 2005. Creating the Creole Island: Slavery in Eighteenth-Century Mauritius. Durham: Duke University Press.

Contesting the Archive

  • Bayly, Christopher A. 1993. ‘Knowing the Country: Empire and Information in India’, Modern Asian Studies Special Issue: How Social, Political and Cultural Information is Collected, Defined, Used and Analyzed 27(1): 2-43.
  • Buck-Morss, Susan 2000. ‘Hegel and Haiti’, Critical Inquiry 26(summer): 821-65.
  • Burnard, Trevor and John Lean 2002. 'Hearing Slave Voices: The Fiscal's Reports of Berbice and Demerara-Essequibo', Archives 27(106): 37-50.
  • Chatterjee, Indrani 1997. ‘Testing the Local Against the Colonial Archive', History Workshop Journal 44: 215-24.
  • Ghosh, Durba 2004. 'Decoding the Nameless: Gender, Subjectivity and Historical Methodologies in Reading the Archives of Colonial India', in Kathleen Wilson (ed.) A New Imperial History: Culture, Identity, Modernity, 1600-1840, pp297-316. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Hamilton, Carolyn, Harris, Verne, Taylor, Jane, Pickover, Michele, Reid, Graeme, Saleh, Razia. 2002. Refiguring the Archive. Cape Town: David Philip Publishers; Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Larmer, Miles 2004. ‘‘If we are still here next year’ – Zambian Historical Research in the Context of Decline’, History in Africa 31: 215-29. (PDF Document)
  • Scott, James C. 1992. Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • Spivak, Gayatri Chakrabarty 1985. ‘The Rani of Sirmur: An Essay in Reading the Archives’, History and Theory – Studies in the Philosophy of History XXIV: 247-72.

History, Memory, Myth

  • Appadurai, Arjun 1981. ‘The Past as a Scarce Resource’, Man 16(2): 201-19.
  • Greene, Naomi. 1996. 'Empire as Myth and Memory' in Cinema, Colonialism, Postcolonialism: Perspectives from the French and Francophone World. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Rokem, Freddie 2000. Performing History: Theatrical Representations of the Past in Contemporary Theatre. Iowa: University of Iowa Press.
  • Nandy, Ashis 1995. ‘History’s Forgotten Doubles’, History and Theory: Studies in the Philosophy of History, Theme Issue: World Historians and Their Critics 34(2): 44-66.
  • White, Hayden 1980. Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press.

Archives Beyond the Text

  • Anderson, Clare 2004. Legible Bodies: Race, Criminality and Colonialism in South Asia . Oxford: Berg.
  • Arnold, David and Stuart Blackburn (eds) 2004. Telling Lives in India : Biography, Autobiography, and Life History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Canning, Kathleen 1999. ‘The Body as Method? Reflections on the Place of the Body in Gender History’ in Davidoff, McClelland and Varikas (eds), Gender and History, pp81-95.
  • Caplan, Jane (ed.) 2000. Written on the Body: the Tattoo in European and North American History. London: Reaktion.
  • Dening, Greg 1992. Mr Bligh’s Bad Language: Passion, Power and Theatre on the Bounty. Cambridge: Canto.
  • Edwards, Elizabeth (ed.) 1994. Anthropology and Photography, 1860-1920, London: Yale University Press.
  • Fayola, Toyin and Christian Jennings (eds) 2003. Sources and Methods in African History: Spoken, Written, Unearthed. Rochester: University of Rochester Press.
  • Steedman, Carolyn (1998) `The Space of Memory: in an archive', History of the Human Sciences 11(4): 65-83.
  • Steedman, Carolyn (2001) `Something She Called a Fever. Michelet, Derrida and Dust’, American Historical Review 106(4): 1159-1180.