Creating Colonial Pasts explores the creation of history and memory in Southern Ontario through the experience of its inhabitants, especially those who took an active role in the preservation and writing of Ontario's colonial past: the ...
Author: Cecilia Morgan
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Creating Colonial Pasts explores the creation of history and memory in Southern Ontario through the experience of its inhabitants, especially those who took an active role in the preservation and writing of Ontario's colonial past: the founder of the Niagara Historical Society, Janet Carnochan; twentieth-century Six Nations historians Elliott Moses and Milton Martin; and Celia B. File, high-school teacher and historian of Mary Brant. Examining the grand narratives of colonial Ontario the Loyalists, the War of 1812, and the creation of settler society Cecilia Morgan argues that place played an important role in shaping memory and narrative in locations such as Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Six Nations territory at the Grand River, and the Mohawk community at Tyendinaga. Illuminating the pivotal role of women and Indigenous people in historical commemoration and uncovering the existence of a lively and interconnected circle of historians and heritage activists in late nineteenth and twentieth-century Ontario, Creating Colonial Pasts is a virtuoso study of history-making.
These matters are discussed in Smith , Consumption and the Making of
Respectability , 57 - 58 , 118 – 21 , 128 – 30 , 221 , 243 - 45 . 15 . Susanne
Zantop , Colonial Fantasies : Conquest , Family , and Nation in Precolonial
Germany , 1770 ...
Author: Eric Ames
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Germany's Colonial Pasts is a wide-ranging study of German colonialism and its legacies. Inspired by Susanne Zantop's landmark book Colonial Fantasies, and extending her analyses there, this volume offers new research by scholars from Europe, Africa, and the United States. It also commemorates Zantop's distinguished life and career (1945–2001). Some essays in this volume focus on Germany's formal colonial empire in Africa and the Pacific between 1884 and 1914, while others present material from earlier or later periods such as German emigration before 1884 and colonial discourse in German-ruled Polish lands. Several essays examine Germany's postcolonial era, a complex period that includes the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany with its renewed colonial obsessions, and the post-1945 era. Particular areas of emphasis include the relationship of anti-Semitism to colonial racism; respectability, sexuality, and cultural hierarchies in the formal empire; Nazi representations of colonialism; and contemporary perceptions of race. The volume's disciplinary reach extends to musicology, religious studies, film, and tourism studies as well as literary analysis and history. These essays demonstrate why modern Germany must confront its colonial and postcolonial pasts, and how those pasts continue to shape the German cultural imagination.
The archaeological act of creating historical narratives that arise from the
emergence of a global colonialism and subsequent rise of a global capitalism
over the past half-millennium cannot be divorced from the fact that these are
narratives still ...
Author: Neal Ferris
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Social Science
Rethinking Colonial Pasts Through Archaeology explores the archaeologies of daily living left by the indigenous and other displaced peoples impacted by European colonial expansion over the last 600 years. It presents alternative understandings of the rise of European colonization in its shaping of global histories from the last half millennium through archaeological findings, while revising conceptual frameworks for archaeology itself.
Shared Pasts , , Collective Roles Colonial manor of Capella Singapore , a luxury
hotel complex of colonial and modern buildings on Sentosa Island . T he
Singapore of the new millennium has sometimes been characterised as one of
I argue that reimagining the colonial past was a critical part of the efforts to create
a shared national history that would foster national identity in the new republic.
The sixth and final chapter, “Creating a Deep Past for a New Nation,” examines ...
Author: Michael D. Hattem
Publisher: Yale University Press
How American colonists reinterpreted their British and colonial histories to help establish political and cultural independence from Britain In Past and Prologue, Michael Hattem shows how colonists' changing understandings of their British and colonial histories shaped the politics of the American Revolution and the origins of American national identity. Between the 1760s and 1800s, Americans stopped thinking of the British past as their own history and created a new historical tradition that would form the foundation for what subsequent generations would think of as "American history." This change was a crucial part of the cultural transformation at the heart of the Revolution by which colonists went from thinking of themselves as British subjects to thinking of themselves as American citizens. Rather than liberating Americans from the past--as many historians have argued--the Revolution actually made the past matter more than ever. Past and Prologue shows how the process of reinterpreting the past played a critical role in the founding of the nation.
Disturbing Bodies in "post-colonial" Francophone Literature and Film Kathryn
Lauten ... projects of colonizers that perhaps helps elucidate from what source
comes the obsession discussed here with creating links with a pre - colonial past
Indigenous Peoples and the Colonial Culture of Archaeology Ian J. McNiven,
Lynette Russell ... Colonialism. ( Re ) Possessed Heritage Creating a non -
Indigenous past for the colonized lands of Australia was an important if not
central tenet ...
Author: Ian J. McNiven
Publisher: Altamira Press
Category: Social Science
Archaeology has been complicit in the appropriation of indigenous peoples' pasts worldwide. While tales of blatant archaeological colonialism abound from the era of empire, the process also took more subtle and insidious forms. Ian McNiven and Lynette Russell outline archaeology's _colonial culture_ and how it has shaped archaeological practice over the past century. Using examples from their native Australia--and comparative material from North America, Africa, and elsewhere--the authors show how colonized peoples were objectified by research, had their needs subordinated to those of science, were disassociated from their accomplishments by theories of diffusion, watched their histories reshaped by western concepts of social evolution, and had their cultures appropriated toward nationalist ends. The authors conclude by offering a decolonized archaeological practice through collaborative partnership with native peoples in understanding their past.
This Dutch firm combines traditional soundness with aesthetic expressiveness to create somewhat minimalistically ... but also on the state - funded architecture of
the social planners intended to “ shake off their colonial pasts and make public ...
When this body is post-colonial, the past it re-lives and re-creates is a different past than a queer body or a feminist ... post-colonial body, for instance) further
fractures the pasts to which it speaks, creating in production the possibility for the
Of the many ' pasts ' that came up during this period , perhpas the most attractive
was the one articulated in The Lake of Palms . While creating the need for a past , colonial mediation had , paradoxically , brought about a rupture with the past .
Author: New Zealand Geographical Society. ConferencePublish On: 1997
... and Hirsch , 1996 ) are becoming entangled with the legacy of colonial pasts
and post - colonial presents for many in Papua New Guinea , creating a multitude
of shifting post - colonial social , economic and political landscapes within Papua
Author: New Zealand Geographical Society. Conference
The new postcolonial Indonesia or the Philippines are archetypical cases , while
Israel after 1948 faced the unique situation of the need to melt the recalled
Jewish diaspora into a new or re - created nation . Third , there are some
Author: Gregory Ashworth
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Analyses debates around the multi-billion pound 'heritage' industry.
The corollary to the refusal to accept the primacy of history is the refusal to chain
the future to the past . ... of the structures of colonial and precolonial pasts that
need to be eliminated so that the future can be created out of the very struggles
Author: Arif Dirlik
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Challenges to the conventional study of history have been raised by the recent paradigm of globalization and by new intellectual transformations linked to postmodernism and postcolonialism. In this book the noted historian Arif Dirlik argues for a new approach to the practice of historical research. Moving beyond mere critique, he synthesizes traditional historical methods with new approaches that emphasize historical memory, indigenous writing, place based history, and the dual processes of integration and fragmentation in a globalized world.
The Postcolonial Archaeology of Culture and Identity in the Late Antique Bristol
Channel Region Christopher R. Bowles ... in the post - colonial , or postimperial ,
present , how , why and what do people remember from their social past to make
Author: Christopher R. Bowles
Publisher: British Archaeological Association
Category: Archaeology, Medieval
This study seeks to examine how late antique culture in the Bristol Channel region changed so dramatically in the two centuries following the collapse of Roman authority. It draws on post-colonial theory to examine local social and cultural responses, and substitutes the idea of cultural hybridisation for the received notion of monolithic cultural identities such as British, Celtic or Anglo-Saxon. Discussion centres on architecture (with the sites of Congresbury and Cadbury Castles and Dinas Powys reappraised), ceramics, and personal artefacts such as brooches.
They constituted memorial intentions of their creators , or les lieux de mémoire ' (
Nora 1989 , 1996 ) in creating ... delve into their pasts , it need not be either
essentialized nostalgia or the salvaging of an ' uncontaminated ' pre - colonial past .
What interests me here are the constraints that make some views of the past
more serviceable than others . ... chapter I show how a colonial discourse of unity
resonated with traditional images of unity and heroism , creating the deep
Laing ' s fiction strives for the same future , but is a lot more accommodating of a colonial past . ... round the corner , a corner very free in creating the breeze for a
thousand crows , as Pokuaa slept by the lippy aeroplanes " ( Laing 1989 : 249 ) .
Castes of Mind : Colonialism and the Making of Modern India ( Providence , RI :
Princeton University Press , 2001 ) . ... Dube , Saurabh , Untouchable Pasts :
Religion , Identity and Power Among a Central Indian Community , 1780-1950 ...
Contents Preface Acknowledgements xiii Introduction 1 . Colonialism and
Cultural Change 2 . Formation of Cultural Consciousness 3 . Culture as Ideology
4 . Culture in the Making of Nationalism 5 . Cultural Pasts and National Identity 6 .
Author: K. N. Panikkar
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
How did resistance to colonialism form a source of alternative modernity in India? Why did the process fail to strike roots? Building upon four decades of serious research, this unique collection discusses different forms of resistance to colonialism and their role in the formation ofalternative modernity. It also provides an engaging account of the development of political and cultural consciousness in the subcontinent.Investigating three areas of resistance - armed uprising, intellectual dissent, and cultural protest - K.N. Panikkar argues that these were informed by a vision of a condition beyond colonialism in which tradition and modernity selectively, but creatively, came together. This had manifestations inseveral fields of cultural and intellectual concern - social ideas, cultural practices, scientific enquiries, and literary and artistic creativity.According to the author a creative dialogue between tradition and modernity was crowded out of public space by the dual pressures of revivalism and colonial modernity. The void thus created was filled either by the culture of the capitalist west intially provided by colonial modernity or by theobscurantism of tradition, currently being elaborated and advocated by Hindutva. The failure of alternative modernity has also led to an uncritical acceptance of globalization and sympathetic response to cultural revivalism. Based on a variety of sources, in both English and regional languages, thisvolume provides a new interpretation of the intellectual and cultural history of colonial India.