Image de l'éditeur

Unreasonable Histories: Nativism, Multiracial Lives, and the Genealogical Imagination in British Africa (Hardback)

Christopher J. Lee

1 avis par GoodReads
ISBN 10: 0822357135 / ISBN 13: 9780822357131
Edité par Duke University Press, United States, 2014
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
Vendeur The Book Depository US (London, Royaume-Uni)

Vendeur AbeBooks depuis 10 septembre 2013

Evaluation du vendeur Evaluation 5 étoiles

Quantité : 1

Disponible auprès d'autres vendeurs

Afficher tous les  exemplaires de ce livre
Acheter neuf
Prix conseillé :
Prix: EUR 78,18 Autre devise
Livraison : EUR 0 De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis Destinations, frais et délais
Ajouter au panier

Modes de paiement
acceptés par le vendeur

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

A propos de cet article

Language: English . Brand New Book. In Unreasonable Histories, Christopher J. Lee unsettles the parameters and content of African studies as currently understood. At the book s core are the experiences of multiracial Africans in British Central Africa-contemporary Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia-from the 1910s to the 1960s. Drawing on a spectrum of evidence-including organizational documents, court records, personal letters, commission reports, popular periodicals, photographs, and oral testimony-Lee traces the emergence of Anglo-African, Euro-African, and Eurafrican subjectivities which constituted a grassroots Afro-Britishness that defied colonial categories of native and non-native. Discriminated against and often impoverished, these subaltern communities crafted a genealogical imagination that reconfigured kinship and racial descent to make political claims and generate affective meaning. But these critical histories equally confront a postcolonial reason that has occluded these experiences, highlighting uneven imperial legacies that still remain. Based on research in five countries, Unreasonable Histories ultimately revisits foundational questions in the field, to argue for the continent s diverse heritage and to redefine the meanings of being African in the past and present-and for the future. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780822357131

Poser une question au libraire

Détails bibliographiques

Titre : Unreasonable Histories: Nativism, ...

Éditeur : Duke University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

A propos de ce titre

Synopsis :

In "Unreasonable Histories," Christopher J. Lee stages a provocative challenge to the parameters and content of African studies as currently understood. At its core are the experiences of multiracial Africans in the former territory of British Central Africa--present day Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia--from contingent beginnings during the early twentieth century to forms of social death following regional decolonization. Drawing on a spectrum of evidence--including organizational documents, court records, personal letters, commission reports, popular periodicals, photographs, and oral testimony--this book traces the emergence of Anglo-African, Eurafrican, and Euro-African subjectivities that constituted a grassroots Afro-Britishness which defied colonial categories of native and non-native. Discriminated against and often economically impoverished, these subaltern communities crafted a genealogical imagination that drew on kinship and racial descent to make political claims. But these critical histories equally confront and subvert a contemporary postcolonial reason that continues to occlude these experiences, a condition of exclusion highlighting imperial legacies that still remain. Based on research in five countries, "Unreasonable Histories" ultimately revisits foundational questions in the field, to argue for the continent's diverse heritage and to redefine the meanings of being African in the past and present--and for the future.

Synopsis:

In "Unreasonable Histories," Christopher J. Lee unsettles the parameters and content of African studies as currently understood. At the book's core are the experiences of multiracial Africans in British Central Africa--contemporary Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia--from the 1910s to the 1960s. Drawing on a spectrum of evidence--including organizational documents, court records, personal letters, commission reports, popular periodicals, photographs, and oral testimony--Lee traces the emergence of Anglo-African, Euro-African, and Eurafrican subjectivities which constituted a grassroots Afro-Britishness that defied colonial categories of native and non-native. Discriminated against and often impoverished, these subaltern communities crafted a genealogical imagination that reconfigured kinship and racial descent to make political claims and generate affective meaning. But these critical histories equally confront a postcolonial reason that has occluded these experiences, highlighting uneven imperial legacies that still remain. Based on research in five countries, Unreasonable Histories ultimately revisits foundational questions in the field, to argue for the continent's diverse heritage and to redefine the meanings of being African in the past and present--and for the future.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Description de la librairie

Book Depository is an international bookseller. We ship our books to over 100 countries around the globe and we are always looking to add more countries to the list. We really, really love books and offer millions of titles, currently over 10 million of them, with this figure increasing daily. Living by our motto, 'Bookseller to the World', we focus on offering as many titles as possible to as many customers as possible. Most of our titles are dispatched within 2 business days of your order. Apart from publishers, distributors and wholesalers, we even list and supply books from other retailers! We hope you enjoy our selection and discover your new favorite book.

Visitez la page d?accueil du vendeur

Conditions de vente :

All books are shipped in New condition promptly, we are happy to accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Domestic Shipments are sent by Royal Mail, and International by Priority Airmail. We are happy to accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Please contact the seller directly if you wish to return an order. Name of business : The Book Depository Ltd Form of legal entity : A Limited Company Business address: The Book Depository, 60 Holborn Vi...

Pour plus d'information
Conditions de livraison :

Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Domestic Shipments are sent by Royal Mail, and International by Priority Airmail. We are happy to accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Please contact the seller directly if you wish to return an order.

Afficher le catalogue du vendeur