The intimacies of four continents / Lisa Lowe. pages cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn (hardcover: alk. paper). Lisa Lowe’s book addresses the colonial relationships that connect the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. These relationships of appropriation. Lisa Lowe’s Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics () helped usher in the transnational turn in Asian American studies, reorienting the field.

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Abounding with deep and patient research, Intimacies brings the readers new wonders on virtually every page, whether discussion of Chinese merchants in Trinidad or a chronicle of the ill-fated Sierra Leone Resettlement of — Rohrleitner, Pacific Historical Oowe “[T]he intellectual paradigm shaping The Intimacies of Four Continents works well, and as an extended essay in critical theory it makes for a thought-provoking and plausible intervention.

Lowe invents a mode of reading intimately, which defies accepted national boundaries and disrupts given chronologies, complicating our conceptions of history, politics, economics, and culture, and ultimately, knowledge itself.

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The text is clear but decidedly “academic”, so if you’re out of school practice you’ll have to put on your best thinking cap. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Contact Contact Us Help.

Evan Graham rated it really liked it Jul 11, Reading across archives, canons, and continents, Lowe connects the liberal narrative of freedom overcoming slavery to the expansion of Anglo-American empire, observing that abstract promises of freedom often obscure their embeddedness within colonial conditions. The first chapter lays out the scope of the book while delving into nineteenth-century archives that detail the shift from slave to coolie labor in the British West Indies.

Nov 05, Sam rated it it was amazing. The Intimacies of Four Continents. Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference. Immigrant Acts focused on the contradictions between the promises of democracy and equality and the needs of racialized labor for American nation-building.

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She is the author of Immigrant Acts: The outcome is nothing short of a world-history of liberal intimaciws that pays unwavering attention to the coercive and discriminatory practices that make such thought possible. Autobiography Out of Empire 43 3. Open Preview See a Problem?

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In the fourth chapter, she Lists with This Book. Citing articles via Google Scholar. There’s a lot going on in this short work though, so aside from my personal interests in it, I would recommend this for anyone interested in the history of this fkur term, ‘liberalism’, especially as a stepping stone of making sense of so-called neoliberalism. It blew my mind how she used close reading to unpack the economic mechanisms of British colonialism.


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Lowe’s work and the insights that follow from it are immeasurably significant. Refresh and contineents again. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: