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History 2753, CRN 33298:

Historiography of Nineteenth-Twentieth Century Imperialism


Structure of the course.

This graduate readings seminar will survey the theories and scholarly debates on imperialism, from the writings of J.A. Hobson to the postcolonial discourse on globalization. Its aim is to introduce graduate students to the evolving scholarship on imperialism in the last century, and to facilitate a discussion of topics across regional and disciplinary boundaries.

All seminar participants will read one starred reading for discussion each week. In addition, they will select an additional reading on the week’s theme, either from items listed in the syllabus or of their own choosing, to report on. Participants will rotate in reporting on the week’s starred reading, and help guide the ensuing discussion.

In addition to participating in weekly discussions, students will write five papers, two to three pages in length, and a ten-page paper towards the end of the seminar.


Schedule of themes

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January 14: Surveys of the field

*Patrick Wolfe, “History and Imperialism: A Century of Theory, from Marx to Postcolonialism,” American Historical Review 102:2 (1997): 388-420. E-Journal

Abernethy, David B. The Dynamics of Global Dominance: European Overseas Empires, 1415-1980. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Etemad, Bouda. Possessing the World: Taking the Measurements of Colonisation from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century. Trans. Andrene Everson. Vol. 7 in European Expansion and Global Interaction series. New York: Bergahn Books, 2007.

Cain, Peter J. and Mark Harrison, eds. Imperialism: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies. London: Routledge, 2001. [JC359 I473 2001]

Grant, Kevin, Philippa Levine and Frank Trentmann, eds. Beyond Sovereignty: Empire and Transnationalism, c. 1880-1950. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. [DA 16 B556 2007]

Waites, Bernard. Europe and the Third World: From Colonisation to Decolonisation, c. 1500-1998. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
January 21: Hobson’s choice

Why did imperialism emerge as a new form of analyzing contemporary global events?

*Cain, Peter J. Hobson and Imperialism: Radicalism, New Liberalism, and Finance 1887-1938. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Read pp. 103-64. [JV 1011 C173 2002]

Burroughs, Peter and A. J. Stockwell, eds. Managing the Business of Empire: Essays in Honor of David Fieldhouse. London: Frank Cass, 1998.

Reprint of Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 1998, vol, 26.2, special issue on imperialism. JV105 M36 1998

Davis, Lance E. and Robert A. Huttenback, Mammon and the Pursuit of Empire: The Political Economy of British Imperialism, 1860-1912 (Cambridge, 1986).

Eckstein, M. “Is There a ‘Hobson-Lenin Thesis’ on Late Nineteenth Century Colonial Expansion?” Economic History Review 44 (1991): 297-318.

Etherington, Norman. “Hobson’s Study of Imperialism,” in Theories of Imperialism: War, Conquest and Capital (London, 1984).

Fieldhouse, David K. The Colonial Empires: a Comparative Survey from the Eighteenth Century, 1982.

Hobson, J.A. Imperialism: A Study (1902).

Locher-Schotten, Elsbeth. “Dutch Expansion in the Indonesian Archipelago around 1900 and the Imperialism Debate,” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 25.1: 91-111.

MacKenzie, John M. “European Imperialism: Comparative Approaches,” European History Quarterly 22.3 (1992): 415-429.

Ward, J.R. “The Industrial Revolution and British Imperialism, 1750-1850,” Economic History Review 2nd series, 47 (1994): 144-65.
January 28: Marxist debates

How did the theory of imperialism move to the center of world revolution?

*Bukharin, Nikolai. Imperialism and world economy. Read pp. 96-121, 130-43. [HB501 B84613 1973]

*Lenin, V. I. Imperialism and the Highest Stage of Capitalism. 1916. Read pp. 88-122. [HB501 L332 1969]. Lenin’s rebuttal of Hobson.

Brewer, F. Marxist Theories of Imperialism.

Foster-Carter, Adrian. “The Modes of Production Controversy,” New Left Review 107 (1978): 47-78.

Geyer, Michael. “Concerning the Question: Is Imperialism a Useful Category of Historical Analysis?” Radical History Review 57 (1993): 65-72.

Hobsbawm, E. J. The Age of Empire 1875-1914 (London, 1987).

Mommsen, Wolfgang. Theories of Imperialism. Trans. P. S. Falla. New York: Random House, 1977. chap. 2., “Marxist Theories of Imperialism,” pp. 29-65.

Mrinalini, Sinha and John Ellis , “Teaching Imperialism as a Social Formation,” Radical History Review 67 (1997): 175-186 (with syllabus).

O’Laughlin, Bridget. “Marxist Approaches in Anthropology,” Annual Review of Anthropology 4 (1975): 341-70.

Parrini, Carl P. and Martin J. Sklar, “New Thinking about the Market, 1896-1904: Some American Economists on Investment and the Theory of Surplus Capital,” The Journal of Economic History 43.3 (1983): 559-78.

Parrini, Carl. “The Age of Ultraimperialism,” Radical History Review 57 (1993): 7-20.

Roy, M. N. The Russian Revolution. Calcutta: Renaissance Publishers, 1954. [Hillman D727 R888]

Zukas, Alex. “Teaching the Age of Empire,” Radical History Review 67 (1997): 132-146.
February 4: Dependency theories

Dependency theory and postwar disillusionment with the modernization paradigm

*André Gunder Frank, “The Development of Underdevelopment,” in Paradigms in Economic Development: Classic Perspectives, Critiques, and Reflections, ed. Rajani Kanth. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, pp. 149-59. GSPIA ECON HD 75 P 36 1994.

*Paul Baran, “On the Political Economy of Backwardness,” pp. 93-104 in Kenneth P. Jameson and Charles K. Wilber, eds.. The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996.

Baran, Paul A. The Political Economy of Growth (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1957),

Baran, P. “On the Roots of Backwardness,” in Paradigms in Economic Development: Classic Perspectives, Critiques, and Reflections, ed. Rajani Kanth. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, pp. 12-?

Baran, Paul A. and Paul M. Sweezy, Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.

Brenner, Robert. “The Origins of Capitalist Development: A Critique of Neo-Smithian Marxism,” New Left Review 104 (1977): 25-92.

Chinchilla, N. S. “Interpreting Social Change in Guatemala: Modernization, Dependency, and Articulation of Modes of Production.” In Ronald H. Chilcote and Dale L. Johnson, eds. Theories of Development: Mode of Production or Dependency? (Beverly Hills, 1983), pp. 139-78.

Cooper, Frederick. “Conflict and Connection: Rethinking Colonial African History,” AHR 99.5 (1994): 1516-45.

Foster-Carter, Adrian. “From Rostow to Gunder Frank: Conflicting Paradigms in the Analysis of Underdevelopment,” World Development 4 (1976): 167-80.

Huntington, Samuel P. “The Goals of Development.” In Myron Weiner and Huntington, eds., Understanding Political Development (Boston, 1987), pp. 283-322.

Magdoff, Harry. Imperialism without Colonies. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2003. [GSPIA HC59.7 M2425 2003]

Seers, Dudley, ed. Dependency Theory: A Critical Reassessment. London, 1981.

Smith, Tony. “Requiem on New Agenda for Third World Studies,” World Politics 36 (1985): 532-61.

February 11: Core and periphery

Writings on imperialism revisit the balance of forces in imperial expansion

* Cemil Aydin. “Beyond Civilization: Pan-Islamism, Pan-Asianism and the Revolt Against the West,” Journal of Modern European History 4.2 (2006): 204-23. E-Journal

*Anthony Webster. The Debate on the Rise of the British Empire. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006. Read ch. 4, 7, pp. 68-92, 144-66. [DA16 W335 2006]

Akita, Shigeru. “Gentlemanly Capitalism: Intra-Asian Trade and Japanese Industrialization at the Turn of the Last Century,” Japan Forum 8.1 (1996): 51-65.

Armitage, David. “The Contagion of Sovereignty: Declarations of Independence since 1776.” South African Historical Journal [South Africa] 52 (2005): 1-18.

Atmore, E. “The Extra-European Foundations of British Imperialism: Towards Reassessment.” In C. C. Eldridge, ed. British Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century, pp. 106-25 (London, 1984).

Aydin, Cemil. Politics of Anti-Westernism: Visions of World Order in Pan-Islamic and Pan-Asian Thought. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. [DS 35.7 A95 2007]

Aydin, Cemil. “A Global Anti-Western Moment? The Russo-Japanese War, Decolonization and Asian Modernity.” In Sebastian Conrad and Dominic Sachsenmaier, eds. Conceptions of World Order, ca. 1880-1935: Global Moments and Movements. New York: Palgrave, 2007.

Aydin, Cemil and Juliane Hammer, guest eds. “Introduction to the Special Issue on the Critiques of the ‘West’, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 26.3 (2006): 347-52.

Cain, Peter J. and Anthony G. Hopkins. “Gentlemanly Capitalism and British Expansion Overseas, II. New Imperialism, 1850-1945,” Economic History Review 40 (1987): 1-26.

Cain, Peter J. and Anthony G. Hopkins. “The Political Economy of British Expansion Overseas, 1750-1914,” Economic History Review 33 (1980): 483-85.

Cain, Peter J. and Anthony G. Hopkins. British Imperialism I: Innovation and Expansion 1688-1914 (London, 1993); II: Crisis and Deconstruction 1914-1990. (London, 1993).

Chamberlain, Muriel. “The Causes of British Imperialism: The Battle Rejoined,” Historian 96 (1993): 10-12.

Ching, Leo. Becoming ‘Japanese’: Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. [DS 799.7 C484 2001]

Darwen, John. “Imperialism and the Victorians: the Dynamics of Territorial Expansion,” English Historical Review 112.447 (1997): 614- 642.

Daunton, M. “Gentlemanly Capitalism and British Industry, 1820-1914,” Past and Present 122 (1989): 137-140.

Duara, Prasenjit. Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.

Duus, Peter. Abacus and the Sword: The Japanese Penetration of Korea, 1895-1910. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. [DS 882 D88 1995]

Fieldhouse, D. K. “Imperialism: An Historiographical Revision,” Economic History Review ser.2, 14 (1961): 187-209.

Ingham, Geoffrey. “British Capitalism; Empire, Merchants and Decline,” Social History 20.3 (1995): 339-354.

Kasaba, Resat. “Open Door Treaties: China and the Ottoman Empire Compared,” New Perspectives on Turkey 7 (1992): 71-89.

Kennedy, Dane, “The Boundaries of Oxford’s Empire,” International History Review [Canada] 23.3 (2001): 604-22.

Kimura, Mitsuhiko. “The Economics of Japanese Imperialism in Korea, 1910-1939,” Economic History Review 3 (1995): 555-574.

Krozewski, Gerold. “Rethinking British Imperialism,” Journal of European Economic History 23.3 (1994): 619-630.

Miller, Roray, “British Investment in Latin America, 1850-1950: A Reappraisal,” Itinerario [Netherlands] 19.3 (1995): 21-52.

Norbu, Dawa. “An Analysis of Sino-Tibetan Relationships, 1245-1911: Imperial Power, Non-Coercive Regime and Military Dependency.” In Soundings in Tibetan Civilization, ed. Barbara N. Aziz and Matthew Kapstein, pp. 176-95. New Delhi: Manohar, 1985.

Paine, S.C.M. Imperial Rivals: China, Russia, and Their Disputed Frontier. Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 1996.

Platt, D.C. M. ’The Imperialism of Free Trade’: Some Reservations,” South African Journal of Economic History [South Africa] 7.1 (1992): 73-87.

Quinn-Judge, Sophie. Ho Chi Minh: The Missing Years 1919-1941. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

Robinson, Ronald. “Non-European Foundations of European Imperialism: Sketch for a Theory of Collaboration.” Pp. 73-127. Reprinted in William Roger Louis, ed. Imperialism: The Robinson and Gallagher Controversy (New York, 1976).

Robinson, Ronald and John Gallagher, “The Imperialism of Free Trade,” Economic History Review ser. 2.6 (1953): 1-15.

Robinson, Ronald and John Gallagher, Africa and the Victorians: The Official Mind of Imperialism (with A. Denny) (London, 1961).

Stolberg, Eva-Maria, “The Siberian Frontier Between ‘White Mission’ and ‘Yellow Period,’ 1890s-1920s,” Nationalities Papers [Great Britain] 32.1 (2004): 165-81.

Suny, Ronald G. and Terry Martin, eds. A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-making in the Age of Lenin and Stalin. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. [DK266 S8 2001]

Tamanoi, Mariko A., ed. Crossed Histories: Manchuria in the Age of Empire (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2005.

February 18: Subalterns

The colonized and “history from below”

*Spivak, Gayatri. “Can the Subaltern Speak?” In Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg, eds. Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Bradley, Mark. “Imagining America: The United States in Radical Vietnamese Anticolonial Discourse.” Journal of American-East Asian Relations 4.4 (1995): 299-329.

Bradley, Mark. “Making Revolutionary Nationalism: Vietnam, America and the August Revolution of 1945.” Itinerario [Netherlands] 23.2 (1999): 23-51.

Chatterjee, Partha. Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World: A Derivative Discourse? London, 1986.

Chatterjee, Partha. The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.

Chatterjee, Partha. A Princely Imposter? The Strange and Universal History of the Kumar of Bhawal. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002.

Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth. Trans. Richard Philcox. New York: Grove Press, 2004. [DT33 F313 2004]

Hodgkin, Thomas. “Some African and Third World Theories of Imperialism.” In Roger Owen and Bob Sutcliffe, eds., Studies in the Theory of Imperialism (London, 1972), pp. 93-116.

Lambert, Michael C. “From Citizenship to Negritude: ‘Making a Difference’ in Elite Ideologies of Colonized Francophone West Africa.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 35.2 (1993): 239-62.

Makki, Fouad, ”Eritrea between empires: Nationalism and the anti-colonial imagination, 1890-1991,” Ph.D. thesis, SUNY at Binghamton, 2006. Digital Dissertations: AAT 3214765.

Mallon, Florencia E. “The Promise and Dilemma of Subaltern Studies: Perspectives from Latin American History,” AHR 99.5 (1994): 1491-1515.

Mekenye, Reuben Omweri, “The African Struggle against South African Periphery Imperialism, 1902-1966: The Case of Lesotho,” Ph.D. thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, 1996. Online Digital Dissertations, AAT 9700830.

Nederveen, Jan Pieterse, and Bhiktu Parekh, The Decolonization of Imagination: Culture, Knowledge and Power. London: Zed Books, 1995. [D883 D43 1995]

Saada, Emmanuelle. “Citoyens et Sujets de l’Empire Français: Les Usages du Droit en situation Coloniale.” Genèses: Sciences Sociales et Histoire 53 (2003): 4-24.

Spivak, Gayatri. “Subaltern Studies: Deconstructing Historiography.” In Ranajit Guha, ed. Subaltern Studies IV (New Delhi, 1985), pp. 330-63.

Wihtol de Wenden, Catherine. “Immigrants as Political Actors in France.” West European Politics 17.2 (1994): 91-109.
February 25: Poststructuralism and Post-Colonialism

Deconstructing the colonial experience

*Dane Kennedy, “Imperial History and Post-Colonial Theory,” Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 24 (1996): 345-63.

Balachandra Rajan, Under Western Eyes: India from Milton to Macaulay (Durham, 1999).

Barekan, Elazar. “Post-Anti-Colonial Histories: Representing the Other in Imperial Britain,” Journal of British Studies 33 (1994): 99-113.

Burton, Antoinette, ed. After the Imperial Turn: Thinking With and Through the Nation. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003.

Buruma, Ian, and Avishai Margalit. Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies. New York: Penguin Press, 2004. [CB245 B875 2004]

Carmichael, Cathie. “The Violent Destruction of Community during the ‘Century of Genocide.’ European History Quarterly [Gr. Britain] 35.3 (2005): 395-403.

Chakrabarty, Dipesh. “Postcoloniality and the Artifice of History: Who Speaks for ‘Indian’ Pasts?” Representations 37 (1992): 1-26.

Chakrabarty, Dipesh. Provincializing Europe: Poscolonial Thought and Historical Difference. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Chatterjee, Partha. “Claims on the Past: The Genealogy of Modern Historiography in Bengal.” In David Arnold and David Hardiman, eds. Subaltern Studies VIII: Essays in Honor of Ranajit Guha (New Delhi, 1994), pp. 1-49.

Cohn, Bernard S. “The Command of Language and the Language of Command.” In Ranajit Guha, ed. Subaltern Studies IV (New Delhi, 1985), pp. 276-329.

Cooper, Frederick. Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.

Drescher, Seymour. “The Ending of the Slave Trade and the Evolution of European Scientific Racism,” Social Science History 14.3 (1990): 415-450.

Duara, Prasenjit, ed. Decolonization: Perspectives From Now and Then. London: Routledge, 2004.

Guha, Ranajit. “A Dominance Without Hegemony and Its Historiography,” in R. Guha, ed. Subaltern Studies VI, 210-309 (New Delhi, 1989).

Hechter, Michael. Internal Colonialism: The Celtic Fringe in British National Development, 1536-1966 (1975).

Huggan, Graham. “Decolonizing the Map: Post-Colonialism, Post-Structuralism and the Cartographic Connection.” In Ian Adam and Helen Tiffin, eds., Past the Last Post: Theorizing Post-Colonialism and Post-Modernism, (New York, 1991), pp. 125-38.

Mackenzie, John. “Edward Said and the Historians,” Nineteenth Century Contexts 18.1 (1994): 9-25.

O’Hanlon, Rosalind and David Washbrook, “After Orientalism: Culture, Criticism, and Politics in the Third World,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 34 (1992): 141-67.

Ryang, Sonia. “Japanese Travellers’ Accounts of Korea.” East Asian History 13/14 (1997): 133-52.

Parry, Benita. “Problems in Current Theories of Colonial Discourse,” Oxford Literary Review 9 (1987): 27-58.

Prakash, Gyan, ed. After Colonialism: Imperial Histories and Postcolonial Displacements. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.

Said, Edward. Orientalism (New York, 1978).

Shohat, Ella. “Notes on the ‘Post-Colonial,’” Social Text 31/32 (1992): 99-113.

Tanaka, Stefan. Japan’s Orient: Rendering Pasts into History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.


March 3: Race

Retrospectives on race and imperialism

*Ann Laura Stoler, “Sexual Affronts and Racial Frontiers: European Identities and the Cultural Politics of Exclusion in Colonial Southeast Asia,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 34 (1992): 514-51. E-Journal

* Fyfe, Christopher. “Race, Empire and the Historians,” Race and Class 33.4 (1992): 15-30. E-Journal

Arnold, David. “Race, Place and Bodily Difference in Early Nineteenth-Century India.” Historical Research 77.196 (2004): 254-73 (E-Journals).

de Alva, Jose Klor. “The Postcolonization of the (Latin) American Experience: A Reconsideration of ‘Colonialism,’ ‘Postcolonialism,’ and ‘Mestizaje.’” In Gyan Prakash, ed. After Colonialism: Imperial Histories and Postcolonial Displacements. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.

Dikőtter, Frank. “Race Culture: Recent Perspectives on the History of Eugenics,” American Historical Review 103.2 (1998): 467-78.

Bennett, Tony. The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics (NY, 1995).

Bolt, Christine. “Race and the Victorians.” In C. C. Eldridge, ed. British Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century, (London, 1984), pp. 126-47.

Coombes, Annie E. Reinventing Africa: Museums, Material Culture, and Popular Imagination in Late Victorian and Edwardian England. (New Haven, 1994).

Darby, Phillip. Three Faces of Imperialism: British and American Approaches to Africa and Asia (New Haven, 1987).

Dikötter, Frank. The Discourse of Race in Modern China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1992.

Dikötter, Frank ed. The Construction of Racial Identities in China and Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997.

Herman, Arthur L.. “Empire as Decline: Notes on the Cultural Critique of Imperialism,” European Legacy 1.1 (1966): 121-125. (Law Library)

Lindfors, Bernth. “Ethnological Show Business: Footlighting the Dark Continent.” In Rosemarie G. Thomson, ed., Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body. New York, 1996.

Pratt, Mary Louise. Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation. (New York, 1992).

Rydell, Robert W. All The World’s a Fair: Visions of Empire at American International Expositions 1876-1916. Chicago, 1984.

Stoler, Ann Laura, Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

Vergès, Françoise. Monsters and Revolutionaries: Colonial Family Romance and Metissage Durham: University of North Carolina Press, 1999.

Wilder, Gary. The French Imperial Nation-State: Negritude and Colonial Humanism Between the Two World Wars. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.


March 17: Science, Medicine, Mentality

Imperial dimensions of medicine

*David Arnold. “Medical Priorities and Practice in Nineteenth-Century British India.” South Asia Research 5.2 (1985): 167-83. E-Journal

*Andrew Cunningham and Bridie Andrews, eds. Western Medicine as Contested Knowledge. New York: Manchester University Press, 1997. Read “Introduction,” pp. 1-23.

Anderson, Warwick “The Trespass Speaks: White Masculinity and Colonial Breakdown,” AHR 102.5 (1997): 1343-70.

Anderson, Warwick. “The Possession of Kuru: Medical Science and Biocolonial Exchange,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 42.4 (2000): 713-44.

Anderson, Warwick. “How’s the Empire? An Essay Review.” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 58.4 (2003): 459-65.

Arnold, David. Colonizing the Body: State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in Nineteenth-Century India. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Arnold, David. The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze: India, Landscape, and Science 1800-1956. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006.

Bashford, Alison. “’Is White Australia Possible?’ Race, Colonialism and Tropical Medicine,” Ethnic and Racial Studies [Great Britain] 23.2 (2000): 248-71.

Brown, Spencer H. “A Tool of Empire: The British Medical Establishment in Lagos, 1861-1905,” International Journal of African Historical Studies 37.2 (2004): 309-43.

Cross, Sherrie. “Prestige and Comfort: the Development of Social Darwinism in Early Meiji Japan and the Role of Edward Sylvester Morse,” Annals of Science 53.4 (1996): 323-44.

Curtin,Philip. Death by Migration: Europe’s Encounter with the Tropical World in the Nineteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Ernst, Waltraud. “Idioms of Madness and Colonial Boundaries: The Case of the European and ‘Native’ Mentally Ill in Early Nineteenth-Century British India,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 39.1 (1997): 153-181.

Fitzell, Jill. “Cultural Colonialism and New Languages of Power: Scientific Progress in Nineteenth-Century Ecuador,” Journal of Historical Sociology 9.3 (1996): 290-314.

Haynes, Douglas M. Imperial Medicine: Patrick Manson and the Conquest of Tropical Diseases. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.

Hochmuth, Christian. “Patterns of Medical Culture in Colonial Bengal, 1835-1880.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 80 (2006): 39-72/

Kennedy, Dane. “The Perils of the Midday Sun: Climatic Anxieties in the Colonial Tropics.” In John M. MacKenzie, ed. Imperialism and the Natural World, (London, 1984), pp. 118-40.

Klein, Ira. “Imperialism, Ecology and Disease: Cholera in India, 1850-1950,” Indian Economic and Social History Review 31.4 (1994): 491-518.

Krishnamoorthi, Sulochana. “Imperial Medicine and Native Response in British India,” Indica (India) 39.2 (2002): 153-62.

Levine, Phillipa. “Rereading the 1890’s: Veneral Disease as Constitutional Crises in Britain and British India,” Journal of Asian Studies 55.3 (1996): 585-612.

Marks, Shula. “What is Colonial about Colonial Medicine? And What Happened to Imperialism and Health?” Social History of Medicine 10.2 (1997): 205-219.

Mills, James H. “Re-forming the Indian: Treatment Regimes in the Lunatic Asylums of British India, 1857-1880,” Indian Economic and Social History Review [India] 36.4 (1999): 407-29.

Ochonu, Moses. “’Native Habits are Difficult to Change’: British Medics and the Dilemmas of Biomedical Discourses and Practice in Early Colonial Northern Nigeria,” Journal of Colonialism & Colonial History 5.1 (2004): XX.

Rogaski, Ruth. Hygienic Modernity: Meanings of Health and Disease in Treaty-port China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.

Satpal, Sangwan. “Reordering the Earth: the Emergence of Geology as a Scientific Discipline in Colonial India,” Indian Economic and Social History Review 31.3 (1994): 291-310.


March 24: Gender

The imperialist offshoot of the femininist movement

*Pedersen, Susan. “National Bodies, Unspeakable Acts: The Sexual Politics of Colonial Policy-making,” Journal of Modern History 63 (1991): 647-80. E-Journal

Burton, Antoinette M. “The White Woman’s Burden: British Feminists and ‘The Indian Woman,’ 1865-1915.” In Nupur Chaudhuri and Margaret Strobel, eds. Western Women and Imperialism: Complicity and Resistance, (Bloomington, 1992), pp. 137-57.

Burton, Antoinette. The Burdens of History: British Feminists, Indian Women, and Imperial Formes, Malia B. “Beyond Complicity versus Resistance: Recent Work on Gender and European Imperialism,” Journal of Social History 28.3 (1995): 629-641.

Mani, Lati. Contentious Traditions: The Debate on Sati in Colonial India. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Okkenhaug, Inger Mari. “Maternal Imperialism or Colonialism as a Multi-faceted Experience,” Historisk Tedsskrift [Norway] 77.1 (1998): 51-61.

Scott, Joan W. “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis,” AHR 91 (1986): 1053-75.

Sinha, Mrinalini. Colonial Masculinity: The ‘Manly Englishman’ and the ‘Effeminate Bengali’ in the Late Nineteenth Century (Manchester, 1995).

___________, “Remapping Colonial Culture: Feminist Perspectives,” Radical History Review 66 (1996): 220-228.

Stoler, Ann Laura. “Making Empire Respectable: The Politics of Race and Sexual Morality in 20th-Century Colonial Cultures,” American Ethnologist 16 (1990): 634-60.
March 31: Globalization

Globalized imperialism

*Manuel Castells, End of Millenium. Vol. III of The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. Read Chap. 2, “The Rise of the Fourth World: Informational Capitalism, Poverty, and Social Exclusion,” pp. 68-168. [HM 221 C366 1997, 1st ed.]

*Appadurai, Arjun. Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996. Read Chap. 9, “The Production of Locality,” pp. 178-99.

Barnet, Richard J. and Ronald E. Müller. Global Reach: The Power of the Multinational Corporations (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974). HD69 I7 B32 (also at GSPIA/Econ Library)

Buell, Frederick. National Culture and the New Global System (Baltimore, 1994).

Bush, Barbara. Imperialism and Postcolonialism. New York: Pearson Longman, 2006. [JC359 B876 2006]

Conklin, Alice L. “Colonialism and Human Rights, A Contradiction in Terms? The Case of France and West Africa, 1895-1914,” American Historical Review 103.2 (1998): 419-442.

Cumings, Bruce. “Global Realm With No Limit, Global Realm With No Name,” Radical History Review 57 (1993): 46-59.

Dirlik, Arif. After the Revolution: Waking to Global Capitalism (Hanover, 1994).

Dirlik, Arif. “The Postcolonial Aura: Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism,” Critical Inquiry 20.2 (1994): 328-56.

Evans, Tony. “Hegemony, Domestic Politics and the Project of Universal Human Rights,” Diplomacy and Statecraft 6.3 (1995): 616-644.

Lal, Deepak. In Praise of Empires: Globalization and Order. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. [JC359 L295 2004]

Miers, Suzanne. “Contemporary forms of Slavery,” Slavery and Abolition 17.3 (1996): 238-246.

Monshipouri, Mahmood. “Promoting Civil Society and Human Rights in the Third World,” Journal of the Third World Spectrum 3.1 (1996): 1-27.

Nederveen,. Jan Pieterse. Globalization or Empire? New York: Routledge, 2004. [E902 N43 2004]

Pedersen, Susan. “Back to the League of Nations,” American Historical Review 112.4 (2007): 1091-1117.

Robertson, Roland. “Mapping the Global Condition: Globalization as the Central Concept,” Theory, Culture and Society 7 (1990): 15-30.

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April 7: New imperialisms and old continuities

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