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Title Reading the Global : Troubling Perspectives on Britain's Empire in Asia
Published Columbia University Press 2007


Description 1 online resource (256)
Contents Cover13; -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: How to Read the Global -- 1. Adam Smith and the Claims of Subsistence -- 2. Opium Confessions: Narcotic, Commodity, and the Malay Amuk -- 3. Native Agent: Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir8217;s Global Perspective -- 4. Animality and the Global Subject in Conrad8216;s Lord Jim -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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, S
Subject Smith, Adam, 1723-1790 -- Criticism and interpretation
De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859 -- Criticism and interpretation
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 -- Criticism and interpretation
Abdullah, Munshi, 1796-1854 -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT Abdullah, Munshi, 1796-1854 fast
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 fast
De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859 fast
Smith, Adam, 1723-1790 fast
Subject English literature -- History and criticism.
Globalization in literature.
Imperialism in literature.
Capitalism in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
British colonies
Capitalism in literature
English literature
Globalization in literature
Imperialism in literature
Globalisierung Motiv
Imperialismus Motiv
SUBJECT Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia -- History -- 19th century
Asia -- In literature
Subject Asia
Südostasien <Motiv>
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283008858