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Resistance and Colonialism Insurgent Peoples in World History

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 08.09.2019
  • Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
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Resistance and Colonialism

This volume offers a critical re-examination of colonial and anti-colonial resistance imageries and practices in imperial history. It offers a fresh critique of both pejorative and celebratory readings of 'insurgent peoples', and it seeks to revitalize the study of 'resistance' as an analytical field in the comparative history of Western colonialisms. It explores how to read and (de)code these issues in archival documents - and how to conjugate documental approaches with oral history, indigenous memories, and international histories of empire. The topics explored include runaway slaves and slave rebellions, mutiny and banditry, memories and practices of guerrilla and liberation, diplomatic negotiations and cross-border confrontations, theft, collaboration, and even the subversive effects of nature in colonial projects of labor exploitation. Nuno Domingos is Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and Associate Researcher at the SOAS Food Studies Centre, UK. He is author of Football and Colonialism: Body and Popular Culture in Urban Mozambique (2017). Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He is author of The 'Civilizing Mission' of Portuguese Colonialism (c.1870-1930) (2015).
Ricardo Roque is Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and an Honorary Associate in the Department of History at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is author of Headhunting and Colonialism (2010).

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