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Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History

Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History
Author: Frederick Cooper
ISBN 13: 9780520244146
ISBN 10: 520244141
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2005-06-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 339
List Price: $34.95

"Probably the most important historian of Africa currently writing in the English language. His intellectual reach and ambition have even taken influence far beyond African studies as such, and he has become one of the major voices contributing to debates over empire, colonialism and their aftermaths. This book is a call to reinvigorate the critical way in which history can be written. Cooper takes on many of the standard beliefs passing as postcolonial theory and breathes fresh air onto them."—Michael Watts, Director of the
Institute of
International Studies, Berkeley

"This is a very much needed book: on Africa, on intellectual artisanship and on engagement in emancipatory projects. Drawing on his enormous erudition in colonial history, Cooper brings together an intellectual and a moral-political argument against a series of linked developments that privilege 'taking a stance' and in favor of studying processes of struggle through engaged scholarship."—Jane I. Guyer, author of Marginal Gains