Possible Pasts: Becoming Colonial in Early America
Cornell University Press, 2000 - 417 halaman
Possible Pasts represents a landmark in early American studies, bringing to that field the theoretical richness and innovative potential of the scholarship on colonial discourse and postcolonial theory. Drawing on the methods and interpretive insights of history, anthropology, history of art, folklore, and textual analysis, its authors explore the cultural processes by which individuals and societies become colonial.
Rather than define early America in terms of conventional geographical, chronological, or subdisciplinary boundaries, their essays span landscapes from New England to Peru, time periods from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century, and topics from religion to race and novels to nationalism. In his introduction Robert Blair St. George offers an overview of the genealogy of ideas and key terms appearing in the book.
Part I, "Interrogating America," then challenges readers to rethink the meaning of "early America" and its relation to postcolonial theory. In Part II, "Translation and Transculturation," essays explore how both Europeans and native peoples viewed such concepts as dissent, witchcraft, family piety, and race. The construction of individual identity and agency in Philadelphia is the focus of Part III, "Shaping Subjectivities." Finally, Part IV, "Oral Performance and Personal Power," considers the ways in which political authority and gendered resistance were established in early America.
Apa yang dikatakan orang - Tulis resensi
An Approach from the Caribbean
Whats Colonial about Colonial America?
Translation and Transculturation
DISSENT AND DIFFERENCE
Roger Williamss A Key into the Language of America
The Problematics of Trust and Public Display in the Writing of Eighteenth Century Philadelphia Merchants
The Shadowy Origins of the American Bourgeoisie
Portraits People and the Construction of Memory
The Politics of Punishment and the History of the Body
Oral Performance Personal Power
Courtroom Performance in EighteenthCentury Boston
Jemima Wilkinson and the Politics of Gender in PostRevolutionary America
Transculturation and Heterogeneity in Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
What Did Christianity Do for Joseph Johnson? A Mohegan Preacher and His Community
NATION AND RACE
Scientific Discourse and Race in the PostRevolutionary United States