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The Resource Reading the global : troubling perspectives on Britain's empire in Asia, Sanjay Krishnan

Reading the global : troubling perspectives on Britain's empire in Asia, Sanjay Krishnan

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Reading the global : troubling perspectives on Britain's empire in Asia
Title
Reading the global
Title remainder
troubling perspectives on Britain's empire in Asia
Statement of responsibility
Sanjay Krishnan
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The global is an instituted perspective, not just an empirical process. Adopted initially by the British in order to make sense of their polyglot territorial empire, the global perspective served to make heterogeneous spaces and nonwhite subjects "legible," and in effect produced the regions it sought merely to describe. The global was the dominant perspective from which the world was produced for representation and control. It also set the terms within which subjectivity and history came to be imagined by colonizers and modern anticolonial nationalists.In this book, Sanjay Krishnan demonstrates how ideas of the global took root in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century descriptions of Southeast Asia. Krishnan turns to the works of Adam Smith, Thomas De Quincey, Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir, and Joseph Conrad, four authors who discuss the Malay Archipelago during the rise and consolidation of the British Empire. These works offer some of the most explicit and sophisticated discussions of the world as a single, interconnected entity, inducting their readers into comprehensive and objective descriptions of the world.The perspective organizing these authors' conception of the global-the frame or code through which the world came into view-is indebted to the material and discursive possibilities set in motion by European conquest. The global, therefore, is not just a peculiar mode of thematization; it is aligned to a conception of historical development unique to European colonial capitalism. Krishnan troubles this dominant perspective. Drawing on the poststructuralist and postcolonial approaches of Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and challenging the recent historiography of empire and economic histories of globalization, he elaborates a bold new approach to the humanities in the age of globalization
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Krishnan, Sanjay
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Adam
  • De Quincey, Thomas
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Abdullah
  • Abdullah
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • De Quincey, Thomas
  • Smith, Adam
  • English literature
  • Globalization in literature
  • Great Britain
  • Asia
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Capitalism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • British colonies
  • Capitalism in literature
  • English literature
  • Globalization in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Literature
  • Asia
  • Kolonialliteratur
  • Globalisierung <Motiv>
  • Imperialismus <Motiv>
  • Literatur
  • Südostasien <Motiv>
  • Englisch
Label
Reading the global : troubling perspectives on Britain's empire in Asia, Sanjay Krishnan
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-229) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How to read the global -- Adam Smith and the claims of subsistence -- Opium confessions : narcotic, commodity, and the Malay Amuk -- Native agent : Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir's global perspective -- Animality and the global subject in Conrad's Lord Jim
Control code
ocn632008496
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231511742
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/kris14070
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgq7sx
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)632008496
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Reading the global : troubling perspectives on Britain's empire in Asia, Sanjay Krishnan
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-229) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How to read the global -- Adam Smith and the claims of subsistence -- Opium confessions : narcotic, commodity, and the Malay Amuk -- Native agent : Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir's global perspective -- Animality and the global subject in Conrad's Lord Jim
Control code
ocn632008496
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231511742
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/kris14070
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgq7sx
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)632008496
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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