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The Resource Savagery and colonialism in the Indian Ocean : power, pleasure and the Andaman islanders, Satadru Sen

Savagery and colonialism in the Indian Ocean : power, pleasure and the Andaman islanders, Satadru Sen

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Savagery and colonialism in the Indian Ocean : power, pleasure and the Andaman islanders
Title
Savagery and colonialism in the Indian Ocean
Title remainder
power, pleasure and the Andaman islanders
Statement of responsibility
Satadru Sen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the social, political and ideological dimensions of the encounter between the indigenous inhabitants of the Andaman islands, British colonizers and Indian settlers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The British-Indian penal settlements in the Andaman Islands - beginning tentatively in 1789 and renewed on a larger scale in 1858 - represent an extensive, complex experiment in the management of populations through colonial discourses of race, criminality, civilization, and savagery. Focussing on the ubiquitous characterization of the Andaman islanders as 'savages', this study explores the particular relationship between savagery and the practice of colonialism. Satadru Sen examines savagery and the savage as dynamic components of colonialism in South Asia: not intellectual abstractions with clear and fixed meanings, but politically 'alive' and fiercely contested products of the colony. Illuminating and historicizing the processes by which the discourse of savagery goes through multiple and fundamental shifts between the late eighteenth and late nineteenth centuries, he shows the links and breaks between these shifts and changing ideas of race, adulthood and masculinity in the Andamans, British India, Britain and in the wider empire. He also highlights the implications of these changes for the 'savages' themselves. At the broadest level, this book re-examines the relationship between the modern and the primitive in a colonial world"--provided by publisher
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Sen, Satadru
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • British
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Pleasure
  • Andaman Islands (India)
  • Andaman Islands (India)
  • Andaman Islands (India)
  • Great Britain
Label
Savagery and colonialism in the Indian Ocean : power, pleasure and the Andaman islanders, Satadru Sen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [250]-259) 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
Racializing the Andamanese -- Counterinsurgency and the jungle -- Clearings of the kidnapped -- The dying savage : work, medicine and Andamanese extinction -- Another jungle : natives and savages -- Savage pleasures : the erotics of the Andamanese body -- Conclusion : beyond the clearing
Control code
FIEb17345145
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 268 pages
Isbn
9780415497824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2009024920
  • (OCoLC)419263173
Label
Savagery and colonialism in the Indian Ocean : power, pleasure and the Andaman islanders, Satadru Sen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [250]-259) 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
Racializing the Andamanese -- Counterinsurgency and the jungle -- Clearings of the kidnapped -- The dying savage : work, medicine and Andamanese extinction -- Another jungle : natives and savages -- Savage pleasures : the erotics of the Andamanese body -- Conclusion : beyond the clearing
Control code
FIEb17345145
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 268 pages
Isbn
9780415497824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2009024920
  • (OCoLC)419263173

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