Reading the Global: Troubling Perspectives on Britain's Empire in Asia

Reading the Global: Troubling Perspectives on Britain's Empire in Asia

The global is an instituted perspective, not just an empirical process. Adopted initially by the British in order to make sense of their polyglot territorial empire, the global perspective served to make heterogeneous spaces and nonwhite subjects "legible," and in effect produced the regions it sought merely to describe. The global was the dominant perspective from which the world was produced for representation and control. It also set the terms within which subjectivity… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (January 01, 2007)

Parent ISBN: 9780231140706

Language: English


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