Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Colonial Switzerland

Rethinking Colonialism from the Margins

Editors: Purtschert, P., Fischer-Tiné, H. (Eds.)

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States without former colonies, it has been argued, were intensely involved in colonial practices. This anthology looks at Switzerland, which, by its very strong economic involvements with colonialism, its doctrine of neutrality, and its transnationally entangled scientific community, constitutes a perfect case in point.

About the authors

Patricia Purtschert is Postdoctoral Researcher at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, and a philosopher. Her areas of research are feminist, gender, queer, postcolonial and cultural studies. Together with Barbara Lüthi and Francesca Falk, she has co-edited the volume Postkoloniale Schweiz: Formen und Folgen eines Kolonialismus ohne Kolonien (2012, 2nd edition 2013).

Harald Fischer-Tiné is Professor of Global History at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. He has published widely on South Asian history and the history of colonialism and imperialism. His latest monograph is the biography of a diasporic Indian revolutionary: Shyamji Krishnavarma: Sanskrit, Sociology and Anti-Imperialism (2014).

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“Colonial Switzerland is awkwardly intriguing given a lack of Swiss colonies overall. … Colonial Switzerland looks at Switzerland ‘as a country shaped by colonialism in a variety of ways’ … and thereby explores overlooked avenues of inquiry tied to the ‘colonialism at the margins’ or ‘colonialism without colonies’ … . Colonial Switzerland constitutes, without a doubt, a valuable contribution to ongoing conversations around the study of ‘colonialism without colonies’ … a scholarly interest apparent well beyond the small Alpine state.” (Martin Kalb, Itinerario, Vol. 40 (1), April, 2016)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Colonial Switzerland
Book Subtitle
Rethinking Colonialism from the Margins
Editors
  • P. Purtschert
  • H. Fischer-Tiné
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44274-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137442741
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44273-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49520-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 334
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