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Scars of partition : postcolonial legacies in French and British borderlands, William F.S. Miles

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Scars of partition : postcolonial legacies in French and British borderlands
Title
Scars of partition
Title remainder
postcolonial legacies in French and British borderlands
Statement of responsibility
William F.S. Miles
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Based on three decades of fieldwork throughout the developing world, Scars of Partition is the first book to systematically evaluate the long-term implications of French and British styles of colonialism and decolonization for ordinary people throughout the so-called Third World. It pays particular attention to the contemporary legacies of artificial boundaries superimposed by Britain and France that continue to divide indigenous peoples into separate postcolonial states. In so doing, it uniquely illustrates how the distinctive stamps of France and Britain continue to mark daily life along and behind these inherited borders in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Caribbean. Scars of Partition draws on political science, anthropology, history, and geography to examine six cases of indigenous, indentured, and enslaved peoples partitioned by colonialism in West Africa, West Indies, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, South India, and the Indian Ocean. William F. S. Miles demonstrates that sovereign nations throughout the developing world, despite basic differences in culture, geography, and politics, still bear the underlying imprint of their colonial pasts. Disentangling and appreciating these embedded colonial legacies is critical to achieving full decolonization--particularly in their borderlands--
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Miles, William F. S
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Postcolonialism
  • Postcolonialism
  • Partition, Territorial
  • Decolonization
  • Decolonization
  • Developing countries
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Scars of partition : postcolonial legacies in French and British borderlands, William F.S. Miles
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-352) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Anglo-French partition and postcolonialism -- Classical colonial partition: West Africa -- Partition by island: West Indies -- Political arbitrariness of archipelagoes: the South Pacific -- Soft, sequential, and hybridic colonialism: French India and the Indian Ocean -- Mainland Southeast Asia and the conundrum of communism -- Scars of partition in postcolonial borderlands and beyond
Control code
FIEb1766097x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780803248328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)861955718
Label
Scars of partition : postcolonial legacies in French and British borderlands, William F.S. Miles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-352) 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
Anglo-French partition and postcolonialism -- Classical colonial partition: West Africa -- Partition by island: West Indies -- Political arbitrariness of archipelagoes: the South Pacific -- Soft, sequential, and hybridic colonialism: French India and the Indian Ocean -- Mainland Southeast Asia and the conundrum of communism -- Scars of partition in postcolonial borderlands and beyond
Control code
FIEb1766097x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780803248328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)861955718

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