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The Resource Reading the East India Company, 1720-1840 : colonial currencies of gender, Betty Joseph

Reading the East India Company, 1720-1840 : colonial currencies of gender, Betty Joseph

Label
Reading the East India Company, 1720-1840 : colonial currencies of gender
Title
Reading the East India Company, 1720-1840
Title remainder
colonial currencies of gender
Statement of responsibility
Betty Joseph
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Reading the East India Company, Betty Joseph offers an innovative account of how archives - and the practice of archiving - shaped colonial ideologies in Britain and British-controlled India during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
  • Drawing on the British East India Company's records as well as novels, memoirs, portraiture and guidebooks, Joseph shows how the company's economic and archival practices intersected to produce colonial "fictions" or "truth-effects" that strictly governed class and gender roles - in effect creating a "grammar of power" that kept the far-flung empire intact. And while women were often excluded from this archive, Joseph finds that we can still hear their voices at certain key historical junctures. Attending to these voices, Joseph illustrates how the writing of history belongs not only to the colonial project set forth by British men, but also to the agendas and mechanisms of agency - of colonized Indian, as well as European women. In the process, she makes a valuable and lasting contribution to gender studies, postcolonial theory, and the history of South Asia."--pub. desc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joseph, Betty
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Women in culture and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anglo-Indian literature
  • Literature and society
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English language
  • Women and literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Women in literature
  • India
  • India
  • East India Company
  • East India Company (Londres, Angleterre)
Label
Reading the East India Company, 1720-1840 : colonial currencies of gender, Betty Joseph
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Politics of Settlement
  • 4.
  • The Rani of Burdwan as Historical Subject
  • 5.
  • Critical Genealogies
  • Epilogue: Recon(figuring) Woman
  • Foreword
  • Catharine R. Stimpson
  • Introduction: The Archive without Walls
  • 1.
  • Globalizing Defoe
  • 2.
  • Archival Fictions: Memories of Violence in the Age of Sensibility
  • 3.
Control code
l82003010412
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 220 p
Isbn
9780226412030
Lccn
2003010412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Reading the East India Company, 1720-1840 : colonial currencies of gender, Betty Joseph
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Politics of Settlement
  • 4.
  • The Rani of Burdwan as Historical Subject
  • 5.
  • Critical Genealogies
  • Epilogue: Recon(figuring) Woman
  • Foreword
  • Catharine R. Stimpson
  • Introduction: The Archive without Walls
  • 1.
  • Globalizing Defoe
  • 2.
  • Archival Fictions: Memories of Violence in the Age of Sensibility
  • 3.
Control code
l82003010412
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 220 p
Isbn
9780226412030
Lccn
2003010412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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