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Cooperation and Empire: Local Realities of Global Processes

Cooperation and Empire: Local Realities of Global Processes

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Book Details:
Publisher:Berghahn Books ISBN:9781785336096 Published Date:31st August 2017 Dimensions:152 X 232 X 28 mm Weight:0.6402 kilograms Pages:392 Binding:Hardcover Condition:New Notes:New copy ready for immediate dispatch from the UK

Short Description

The contributions to this volume revisit Ronald E. Robinson's theory of colonial collaboration in a range of historical contexts by melding it with theoretical perspectives derived from postcolonial studies and transnational history.

Full Description

While the study of "indigenous intermediaries" is today the focus of some of the most interesting research in the historiography of colonialism, its roots extend back to at least the 1970s. The contributions to this volume revisit Ronald E. Robinson's theory of collaboration in a range of historical contexts by melding it with theoretical perspectives derived from postcolonial studies and transnational history. In case studies ranging globally over the course of four centuries, these essays offer nuanced explorations of the varied, complex interactions between imperial and local actors, with particular attention to those shifting and ambivalent roles that transcend simple binaries of colonizer and colonized.

Review

"Provocative and original, these contributions challenge us to rethink the basic tenets of colonial governance. The editors avoid the pitfall common to numerous collections: atomized chapters that fail to relate to each other. Here, the contributions are strongly connected by the issue of local or indigenous co-operation in imperial conquest, administration and fiscal exaction." * Martin Thomas, University of Exeter