Haunted by Empire: Geographies of Intimacy in North American History

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Ann Laura Stoler, Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies Ann Laura Stoler
Duke University Press, 5 Mei 2006 - 544 halaman
A milestone in U.S. historiography, Haunted by Empire brings postcolonial critiques to bear on North American history and draws on that history to question the analytic conventions of postcolonial studies. The contributors to this innovative collection examine the critical role of “domains of the intimate” in the consolidation of colonial power. They demonstrate how the categories of difference underlying colonialism—the distinctions advanced as the justification for the colonizer’s rule of the colonized—were enacted and reinforced in intimate realms from the bedroom to the classroom to the medical examining room. Together the essays focus attention on the politics of comparison—on how colonizers differentiated one group or set of behaviors from another—and on the circulation of knowledge and ideologies within and between imperial projects. Ultimately, this collection forces a rethinking of what historians choose to compare and of the epistemological grounds on which those choices are based.

Haunted by Empire includes Ann Laura Stoler’s seminal essay “Tense and Tender Ties” as well as her bold introduction, which carves out the exciting new analytic and methodological ground animated by this comparative venture. The contributors engage in a lively cross-disciplinary conversation, drawing on history, anthropology, literature, philosophy, and public health. They address such topics as the regulation of Hindu marriages and gay sexuality in the early-twentieth-century United States; the framing of multiple-choice intelligence tests; the deeply entangled histories of Asian, African, and native peoples in the Americas; the racial categorizations used in the 1890 U.S. census; and the politics of race and space in French colonial New Orleans. Linda Gordon, Catherine Hall, and Nancy F. Cott each provide a concluding essay reflecting on the innovations and implications of the arguments advanced in Haunted by Empire.

Contributors. Warwick Anderson, Laura Briggs, Kathleen Brown, Nancy F. Cott, Shannon Lee Dawdy, Linda Gordon, Catherine Hall, Martha Hodes, Paul A. Kramer, Lisa Lowe, Tiya Miles, Gwenn A. Miller, Emily S. Rosenberg, Damon Salesa, Nayan Shah, Alexandra Minna Stern, Ann Laura Stoler, Laura Wexler

 

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Intimidations of Empire Predicaments of the Tactile and Unseen
1
Tense and Tender Ties The Politics of Comparison in North American History and Post Colonial Studies
23
CONVERGENCE AND COMPARISON
69
Samoas Half Castes and Some Frontiers of Comparison
71
States of Hygiene Race Improvement and Biomedical Citizenship in Australia and the Colonial Philippines
94
Adjudicating Intimacies on US Frontiers
116
Proper Caresses and Prudent Distance A HowTo Manual from Colonial Lousiana
140
His Kingdom for a Kiss Indians and Intimacy in Narratives of John Marrant
163
CIRCUITS OF KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION
323
An Empire of Tests Psychometrics and the Paradoxes of Nationalism in the Americas
325
Making American Families Transnational Adoption and US Latin America Policy
344
The Darkness That Enters the Home The Politics of Prostitution during the PhilippinesAmerican War
366
Ordering Others US Financial Advisers in the Early Twentieth Century
405
REFRACTIONS
425
Internal Colonialism and Gender
427
Commentary
452

PROXIMITIES OF POWER
189
The Intimacies of Four Continents
191
Body Work in the Antebellum United States
213
Fractions and Fictions in the United States Census of 1890
240
The Fair Ensemble Kate Chopin in St Louis in 1904
271
The Perfect Mistress of Russian Economy Sighting the Intimate on a Colonial Alaskan Terrain 17841821
297
Afterword
469
BIBLIOGRAPHY
473
CONTRIBUTORS
531
INDEX
535
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Ann Laura Stoler is Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies and Chair of the Anthropology Department at The New School for Social Research. She is the author of Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule and Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault's History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things (also published by Duke University Press), and a coeditor of Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World.


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