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The Resource Projections of power : the United States and Europe in colonial Southeast Asia, 1919-1941, Anne L. Foster

Projections of power : the United States and Europe in colonial Southeast Asia, 1919-1941, Anne L. Foster

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Projections of power : the United States and Europe in colonial Southeast Asia, 1919-1941
Title
Projections of power
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the United States and Europe in colonial Southeast Asia, 1919-1941
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Anne L. Foster
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Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout its history, the United States has been both imperialistic and anti colonial: imperialistic in its expansion across the continent and across oceans to colonies such as the Philippines, and anti colonial in its rhetoric and ideology. How did this contradiction shape its interactions with European colonists and Southeast Asians after the United States joined the ranks of colonial powers in 1898? Anne L. Foster argues that the actions of the United States functioned primarily to uphold, and even strengthen, the colonial order in Southeast Asia. The United States participated in international agreements to track and suppress the region's communists and radical nationalists, and in economic agreements benefiting the colonial powers. Yet the American presence did not always serve colonial ends; American cultural products (including movies and consumer goods) and its economic practices (such as encouraging indigenous entrepreneurship) were appropriated by Southeast Asians for their own purposes. Scholars have rarely explored the interactions among the European colonies of Southeast Asia in the early twentieth century. Foster is the first to incorporate the United States into such an analysis. As she demonstrates, the presence of the United States as a colonial power in Southeast Asia after the First World War helps to explain the resiliency of colonialism in the region. It also highlights the inexorable and appealing changes that Southeast Asians perceived as possibilities for the region's future.".--
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1965-
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Foster, Anne L.
Dewey number
303.4825907309041
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American encounters/global interactions
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  • Imperialism
  • Southeast Asia
  • United States
  • Southeast Asia
  • Europe
  • Southeast Asia
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Projections of power : the United States and Europe in colonial Southeast Asia, 1919-1941, Anne L. Foster
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-231) and index
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rdacarrier.
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Contents
New threats and new opportunities : regional cooperation in Southeast Asia 1919/1929 -- "The highways of trade will be highways of peace" : United States trade and investment in Southeast Asia -- An empire of the mind : American culture and Southeast Asia, 1919/1941 -- Depression and the discovery of limits -- Challenges to the established order, 1930/1939 -- Conclusion: the United States and imperialism in twentieth-century Southeast Asia
Control code
FIEb17507340
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780822347866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)503827976
Label
Projections of power : the United States and Europe in colonial Southeast Asia, 1919-1941, Anne L. Foster
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
New threats and new opportunities : regional cooperation in Southeast Asia 1919/1929 -- "The highways of trade will be highways of peace" : United States trade and investment in Southeast Asia -- An empire of the mind : American culture and Southeast Asia, 1919/1941 -- Depression and the discovery of limits -- Challenges to the established order, 1930/1939 -- Conclusion: the United States and imperialism in twentieth-century Southeast Asia
Control code
FIEb17507340
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780822347866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)503827976

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