By Tony Ballantyne,Antoinette Burton,Rosalind O'Hanlon,Emma Jinhua Teng

From portrayals of African women’s our bodies in early smooth ecu shuttle bills to the relation among celibacy and Indian nationalism to the destiny of the Korean “comfort girls” pressured into prostitution by way of the occupying eastern military in the course of the moment international conflict, the essays accumulated in Bodies in Contact display how a spotlight at the physique as a website of cultural come across offers crucial insights into global historical past. jointly those essays display the “body as touch sector” as a strong analytic rubric for analyzing the mechanisms and legacies of colonialism and illuminating how consciousness to gender alters understandings of worldwide background. instead of privileging the operations of the overseas place of work or gentlemanly capitalists, those historic reviews render the house, the road, the college, the membership, and obvious as websites of imperial ideologies.

Bodies in Contact brings jointly very important scholarship on colonial gender reviews amassed from journals worldwide. Breaking with ways to international heritage because the background of “the West and the rest,” the members supply a breathtaking viewpoint. They study facets of imperial regimes together with the Ottoman, Mughal, Soviet, British, Han, and Spanish, over a span of 600 years—from the 15th century throughout the mid-twentieth. Discussing topics as different as slavery and shuttle, ecclesiastical colonialism and army profession, marriage and estate, nationalism and soccer, immigration and temperance, Bodies in Contact places ladies, gender, and sexuality on the heart of the “master narratives” of imperialism and international history.

Contributors. Joseph S. modify, Tony Ballantyne, Antoinette Burton, Elisa Camiscioli, Mary Ann Fay, Carter Vaughn Findley, Heidi Gengenbach, Shoshana Keller, Hyun Sook Kim, Mire Koikari, Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, Melani McAlister, Patrick McDevitt, Jennifer L. Morgan, Lucy Eldersveld Murphy, Rosalind O’Hanlon, Rebecca Overmyer-Velázquez, Fiona Paisley, Adele Perry, Sean Quinlan, Mrinalini Sinha, Emma Jinhua Teng, Julia C. Wells

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