Decolonization

Author: Prasenjit Duara
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415248402
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'Decolonization' collects challenging perspectives on the process of decolonization in the 20th century, including writings by Ho Chi-Minh & Nehru. This is a move away from Western analysis of the phenomenon, towards the angle of vision of the former colonies.

Das Bildungsimperium

Author: Christoph Ellßel
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839441277
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Zu Beginn des Kalten Krieges hinterließ der imperiale Wandel in Südostasien und Australien durch den Zerfall des britischen Empires ein Machtvakuum im Pazifikraum, das die USA zu füllen versuchten. Mit dem Ziel, ein »intellektuelles Bollwerk« gegen den chinesischen und sowjetischen Kommunismus zu schaffen, wurde das Stipendienprogramm des »Colombo-Plan« ins Leben gerufen, das Studienplätze für zukünftige Multiplikatoren an einer westlichen Universität in Australien förderte. Die Studie von Christoph Ellßel ermöglicht vor dem Hintergrund dieser amerikanischen Zukunftsvision des Pazifikraumes eine neue Perspektive auf die heutige politische Rolle der Weltmacht USA.

Decolonization

Author: Jan C. Jansen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884888
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A concise and accessible history of decolonization in the twentieth century The end of colonial rule in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean was one of the most important and dramatic developments of the twentieth century. In the decades after World War II, dozens of new states emerged as actors in global politics. Long-established imperial regimes collapsed, some more or less peacefully, others amid mass violence. This book takes an incisive look at decolonization and its long-term consequences, revealing it to be a coherent yet multidimensional process at the heart of modern history. Jan Jansen and Jürgen Osterhammel trace the decline of European, American, and Japanese colonial supremacy from World War I to the 1990s. Providing a comparative perspective on the decolonization process, they shed light on its key aspects while taking into account the unique regional and imperial contexts in which it unfolded. Jansen and Osterhammel show how the seeds of decolonization were sown during the interwar period and argue that the geopolitical restructuring of the world was intrinsically connected to a sea change in the global normative order. They examine the economic repercussions of decolonization and its impact on international power structures, its consequences for envisioning world order, and the long shadow it continues to cast over new states and former colonial powers alike. Concise and authoritative, Decolonization is the essential introduction to this momentous chapter in history, the aftershocks of which are still being felt today.

The new South

Author: J. William Harris
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415957311
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William Harris, the editor of Routledge's The Old South: New Studies of Society and Culture, aims in The New South to introduce students to the historiography of this later volatile period of southern history, which starts from the racial segregation prevalent after the end of the Civil War and continues through the Civil Rights Movements of the 1950s and 1960s. For many years, this historiography centered on the writing of C. Vann Woodward. Woodward remains an important touchstone in the field, but in The New South , Harris gathers the most significant scholarship illustrating the range of challenges to Woodward's interpretation of the South, including the importance of place, the role of women, the significance of memory, and the story of the long Civil Rights Movement. The collection also features an introduction to the historiography of the New South.

The old South

Author: J. William Harris
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ISBN: 9780415957298
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In this, the re-named second edition of Society and Culture in the Slave South, William Harris selects the most recent and original scholarship in the field of the antebellum South published since 1992, when the first edition appeared. The present volume illustrates both the continuities and new developments in antebellum Southern history, starting from the work of Eugene Genovese and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, and moving into work that challenges their traditional reading of the slave South as a paternalist society. The collection also features an introduction to the historiography of the slave South, and a Guide to Further Reading.

Postcolonial Italy

Author: Cristina Lombardi-Diop
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137281464
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This volume constitutes a multidisciplinary intervention into the emerging field of postcolonial studies in Italy, bringing together cultural and social history, critical and political theory, literary and cinematic analyses, ethnomusicology and cultural studies, anthropological fieldwork, and race, gender, diaspora, and urban studies.