The Colonial Legacy in Somalia: Rome and Mogadishu: from Colonial Administration to Operation Restore Hope by Paolo Tripodi
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Overview: The Colonial Legacy in Somalia is an investigation into the relationship between Rome and Mogadishu, from the period of colonial administration to the recent dramatic events of Operation Restore Hope. It defines the first Italian incursions in the Horn of Africa, the history of the expansionist plans of an imperial late comer, such as Italy, and explores the decade of the Trusteeship Administration from 1950-1960 when Italy tried to introduce a new state system in Mogadishu: It analyzes the events of the 1970s and 1980s when Siad Barre’s regime, in spite of his repressive and violent attitude, enjoyed strong support from the former colonial power. The book demonstrates a love-hate relationship between Rome and Mogadishu in the colonial and postcolonial period and examines the consequences of this interaction.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Sex Work in Colonial Egypt: Women, Modernity and the Global Economy (Library of Middle East History) by Francesca Biancani
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Overview: In the early 20th century Cairo was a vibrant and booming global metropolis. The integration of Egypt into the global market had led to rapid urban growth and increased migration. As occupational prospects for women outside the family were limited, sex work became a prominent feature of the new modern city. However, the economic and social changes in Egypt ignited national anxieties about racial degeneration, social disorder and imperial decadence. Francesca Biancani argues here that this was a period of national crisis that became inscribed on the bodies on female sex workers.
Based on a wide range of rare primary sources, including documents from court cases, reformist papers, police minutes and letters, Biancani examines the discourses around sex workers and shows how prostitution was understood in colonial Egypt. The book argues that from initially regulating and managing prostitution, local and colonial elites began to depict sex workers as a threat to the physical and moral welfare of the rising Egyptian nation. However, far from being a marginal activity, prostitution is shown to play a central role in the history of Egyptian nation-making. By exploring the interdependence of power and marginality, respectability and transgression, Biancani writes sex work and its practitioners back into the history of modern Egypt. The book is an original contribution to the global history of prostitution and a vital resource for scholars of Middle East Studies.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Egyptian History
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Pilgrimage and Politics in Colonial Bengal: The Myth of the Goddess Sati through Imma Ramos
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Overview: From the overdue 19th century onwards the idea that of Mother India assumed political importance in colonial Bengal. Reacting towards British rule, Bengali writers and artists gendered the country in literature and visible tradition to be able to encourage patriotism among the indigenous inhabitants. This e book will read about the method in which the Hindu goddess Sati rose to unexpected prominence as a personification of the subcontinent and an icon of heroic self-sacrifice. According to a delusion of cosmic dismemberment, Sati’s frame portions had been scattered throughout South Asia and enshrined as Shakti Pithas, or Seats of Power. These sacred websites had been re-imagined because the fragmented frame of the motherland in disaster that would give you the foundation for an emergent territorial awareness. The maximum potent websites had been positioned in jap India, Kalighat and Tarapith in Bengal, and Kamakhya in Assam. By analyzing Bengali and colonial responses to those temples and the ritual traditions related to them, together with Tantra and symbol worship, this e book will give you the first complete learn about of this historic community of pilgrimage websites in an artwork historic and political context.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
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The World of Colonial America: An Atlantic Handbook by way of Ignacio Gallup-Diaz
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Overview: The World of Colonial America: An Atlantic Handbook provides a complete and in-depth survey of state-of-the-art analysis into the communities, cultures, and colonies that comprised colonial America, with a focal point at the processes wherein communities have been created, destroyed, and recreated that have been on the middle of the Atlantic enjoy. With contributions written by way of main students from various viewpoints, the e-book explores key subjects similar to Bringing in combination main students within the box to give an explanation for the most recent analysis on Colonial America and its position within the Atlantic World, that is the most important reference for all complex scholars, researchers, and execs running within the box of early American historical past or the age of empires.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Emerging from an Entrenched Colonial Economy: New Zealand Primary Production, Britain and the EEC, 1945-1975 by David Hall
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Overview: This book is a study of New Zealand shaking off its quasi-colonial dependence on Britain. Has New Zealand moved beyond its colonial heritage? Is it now time to remove the Union Jack from the national flag and change to a Republic? Hall analyses the three decades after World War II when changes in Britain, mainly as a consequence of that war, forced New Zealand to seek new markets for its exports, which were predominantly primary produce; notably meat, wool and dairy products. A key symbol of these changes was Britain becoming a member of the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1973 – how did this engagement with Europe impact on trade with a Commonwealth country? Significantly, rather than politicians and diplomats, voices of New Zealand’s primary producers (the ‘backbone of the economy’) are used to describe the country’s decolonisation in trade.
The volume traces how relationships between Britain and one of its main dominions evolved from their quasi-colonial relationship and how the dominion coped with breaking away from over-dependence on Britain not just in economic terms but also in sentimental terms. Hall provides an interesting overview of the final stages of decolonisation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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