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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Resistance and Colonialism

Insurgent Peoples in World History

Editors: Domingos, Nuno, Jerónimo, Miguel Bandeira, Roque, Ricardo (Eds.)

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  • Proposes a critical re-examination of resistance in colonial and anti-colonial thought
  • Explores new ways of thinking about resistance and colonialism during the period of modern European imperialism in the light of renewed interest in resistance studies
  • Chapters cover a range of case studies, from ‘hidden’ accounts using oral and written records, to local case studies and transnational perspectives
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This volume offers a critical re-examination of colonial and anti-colonial resistance imageries and practices in imperial history. It offers a fresh critique of both pejorative and celebratory readings of ‘insurgent peoples’, and it seeks to revitalize the study of ‘resistance’ as an analytical field in the comparative history of Western colonialisms. It explores how to read and (de)code these issues in archival documents – and how to conjugate documental approaches with oral history, indigenous memories, and international histories of empire. The topics explored include runaway slaves and slave rebellions, mutiny and banditry, memories and practices of guerrilla and liberation, diplomatic negotiations and cross-border confrontations, theft, collaboration, and even the subversive effects of nature in colonial projects of labor exploitation.

About the authors

Nuno Domingos is Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and Associate Researcher at the SOAS Food Studies Centre, UK. He is author of Football and Colonialism: Body and Popular Culture in Urban Mozambique (2017). 

Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He is author of The ‘Civilizing Mission’ of Portuguese Colonialism (c.1870-1930) (2015).
Ricardo Roque is Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and an Honorary Associate in the Department of History at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is author of Headhunting and Colonialism (2010). 

Reviews

“This splendid collection leaps well ahead of cruder, binary understandings of resistance in the colonial context. By dint of its attention to oral, archival, and local sources it understands that resistance is always multifaceted, complex, and multi-purposed; that the metropolitan conceit that all the colonized can possibly think about is their colonizer, is wishful thinking. Do read this collection for its geographical breadth, its historical depth, and its sophistication.” (James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology, Yale University, USA)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Rethinking Resistance and Colonialism

    Pages 1-32

    Domingos, Nuno (et al.)

  • Demystifying “Millenarianism”: Oral Historical Evidence of Pukhtun Resistance and Colonial Warfare in the North-West Frontier of British India

    Pages 35-62

    Agha, Sameetah

  • Fighters for Independence and Rural Society in Colonial Algeria

    Pages 63-84

    Branche, Raphaëlle

  • Gender Struggle in Guinea-Bissau: Women’s Participation On and Off the Liberation Record

    Pages 85-122

    Galvão, Inês (et al.)

  • Resisting the Conceptualization of Theft as Resistance and Informing as Collaboration: Capitalization Strategies on Angola’s Colonial-Era Diamond Mines, 1917–1975

    Pages 123-149

    Cleveland, Todd

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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resistance and Colonialism
Book Subtitle
Insurgent Peoples in World History
Editors
  • Nuno Domingos
  • Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
  • Ricardo Roque
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19167-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19167-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19166-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 347
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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