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Cultivating the colonies [electronic resource] : colonial states and their environmental legacies / edited by Christina Folke Ax [and others].

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2011.
Description:
1 online resource (xiv, 337 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series:
  • Research in international studies. Global and comparative studies series ; no. 12. [More in this series]
  • Ohio University research in international studies. Global and comparative studies series ; no. 12
Summary note:
  • "The essays collected in Cultivating the Colonies demonstrate how the relationship between colonial power and nature reveals the nature of power. Each essay explores how colonial governments translated ideas about the management of exotic nature and foreign people into practice, and how they literally "got their hands dirty" in the business of empire. The eleven essays include studies of animal husbandry in the Philippines, farming in Indochina, and indigenous medicine in India. They are global in scope, ranging from the Russian North to Mozambique, examining the consequences of colonialism on nature, including its impact on animals, fisheries, farmlands, medical practices, and even the diets of indigenous people. Cultivating the Colonies establishes beyond all possible doubt the importance of the environment as a locus for studying the power of the colonial state."-- Provided by publisher.
  • "The essays collected in Cultivating the Colonies demonstrate how the relationship between colonial power and nature reveals the nature of power. Each essay explores how colonial governments translated ideas about the management of exotic nature and foreign people into practice. The eleven essays include studies of animal husbandry in the Philippines, farming in Indochina, and indigenous medicine in India. They are global in scope, ranging from the Russian North to Mozambique, examining the consequences of colonialism on nature, including its impact on animals, fisheries, farmlands, medical practices, and even the diets of indigenous people"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History
ISBN:
  • 0896804798 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9780896804791 ((electronic bk.))
  • ((pbk.))
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