LISA LOWE INTIMACIES OF FOUR CONTINENTS PDF

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The intimacies of four continents / Lisa Lowe. pages cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn (hardcover: alk. paper). Lisa Lowe’s book addresses the colonial relationships that connect the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. These relationships of appropriation. Lisa Lowe’s Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics () helped usher in the transnational turn in Asian American studies, reorienting the field.

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Each chapter offers a new but rooted lens through which to experience her overall points. It is worth it. Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more. As a citizen, but especially as an educator, I am so glad that I read this book. Immigrant Acts focused on the contradictions between the promises of democracy and equality and the needs of racialized labor for American ijtimacies. Ultimately, however, the book is a dissection of liberalism and its fractured and fracturing presence in the modern world.

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Given the historical problematic of slavery, “‘failure’ is the very important sign that the genre of autobiography cannot resolve and contain the contradictions of slavery” In Thackeray’s Vanity Fairwhich Lowe writes about in the third chapter, we see colonial commodities—tea, chintz, and silk—put on display in the Victorian home, which allows for an inquiry into how the British East India Company managed trade and labor in both India and China.

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Immigrant Acts focused on the contradictions between the promises of democracy and equality and the needs of racialized labor for American nation-building.

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Bradley rated it really liked it Feb 07, You must obtain permission directly from the owner of the image. For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department. Aug 11, Kristine rated it cojtinents it. Reading across archives, canons, and continents, Lowe connects the liberal narrative of freedom overcoming slavery to the expansion of Anglo-American empire, observing that abstract promises of freedom often obscure their embeddedness within colonial conditions.

The Intimacies of Four Continents

View additional images and download publicity materials. Emma rated it it was amazing Oct 17, She is the author of Immigrant Acts: Foour work and the insights that follow from it are immeasurably significant. Trivia About The Intimacies of Zack Kruse rated it it was amazing Oct 10, The Intimacies of Four Continents 1 2.

This book is not so much interdisciplinary as blowing disciplinary boundaries out of the water with seeming ease.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Carol Que rated it really liked it Oct 16, Bob rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Sign In Forgot password? Description In this uniquely interdisciplinary work, Lisa Lowe examines the relationships between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth- centuries, exploring the links between colonialism, slavery, imperial trades and Western liberalism.

The Intimacies of Four Continents takes on intimacy as a world historical condition born from empire, slavery, and capital. Sara rated it really liked it Jul 14, It is certainly difficult and precise in its use of academic language, but careful attention to the way Lowe sets up its schema yields unfailingly lsia and creative analysis.

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The Intimacies of Four Continents by Lisa Lowe

L isa L owe. Reading across archives, canons, and continents, Lowe connects the liberal narrative of freedom overcom In this uniquely interdisciplinary work, Lisa Lowe examines the relationships between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth- centuries, exploring the links between colonialism, slavery, imperial trades and Western liberalism.

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