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Haunted by Empire: Geographies of Intimacy in North American History

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A milestone in U.S. historiography, Haunted by Empire brings postcolonial critiques to bear on North American history and draws on that history to question the analytic conventions of postcolonial studies. The contributors to this innovative collection examine the critical role of “domains of the intimate” in the consolidation of colonial power. They demonstrate how the ca ...more
Paperback, 568 pages
Published May 5th 2006 by Duke University Press Books (first published April 2006)
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Feb 19, 2012 L rated it it was amazing
Amazing collection of writings about colonial intimacies-- anyone doing work on race, colonialisms, postcolonialisms, this is a must read.
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Shelves: academic
great collection, especially Lisa Lowe's "The Intimacies of Four Continents"
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Most of the essays are really interesting but god the editor's writing is dense and painful to read. Thankfully the other authors are much more interesting and better writers.
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