Ann Laura Stoler’s Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power is a must for all scholars late I98os and early IS, concerns that Stoler has been working with and. Ann Stoler. Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule. Berkeley: University of California Press, xi + pp. $ . Review of Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule by Ann Laura Stoler.
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Another reading for my Europe and the World course.
Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule by Ann Laura Stoler
Maybe it’s just me, I am certainly already predisposed to close examinations of the sites and frames she discusses, but the fact that I’ve been assigned this book three times in as many years suggests otherwise. Stoler relies heavily on notions of Foucauldian biopolitics for the theoretical basis of her work. Stoker removes herself too much from the writing of history in so doing. Nevertheless, she focuses too much on colonialism in a global field in her preface.
It Why, Ann Laura Stoler asks, was the management of sexual arrangements and affective attachments so critical to the making of colonial categories and to what distinguished ruler from ruled? The question that remains is to what extent it matters how subjects understood and interpreted the actions of regimes based on biopower.
User Review – Flag as inappropriate Stoler shows how the Dutch state sought to control its colonial territory by constructing images of legitimacy for itself and for Sumatra’s plantation belt called ‘Deli. It was easier to classify people that way. I hope one day I can write a book like this woman. She does not go into detail about the roles women played in the various European cultures and she does not go into detail about the emerging ideology of feminism. I, however, seem to be the only person in my class that has iimperial had sufficient exposure to theory.
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Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule
Gender-specific sexual sanctions, too, were squarely at the heart of imperial rule, and European supremacy was asserted in terms of national and racial virility. This is a damn good book.
Interesting criticism of Foucault’s “History of Sexuality”. It should be noted that this means that gender and race are intimately intertwined with sexuality, and that all of them are subsequently intertwined with power.
References to this book French Beans and Food Scares: In chapter five, Stoler focuses on the domesticating strategies of empire. There were definitely issues with the book, but I think it was useful in that it draws out the changing int A foundational text, said my professor a couple times.
University of California Pr Amazon. Dinah W rated it it was amazing Jun imoerial, This corresponds directly and obviously with the male sexual gaze of Oriental women. It’s funny how so few people write a review on this here although many have read this.
Most often, the historically colonized and the historic colonizers saw one another in a different light. She again utilizes a taxonomy similar to that of Edward Said in framing her argument against racism juxtaposing idea of the family to the idea of colonialist era humanism. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This ‘blurring,’ or hybridity, is, of course, an important issue in postcolonial theory, yet Stoler’s presentation reveals that this hybridity is not only a theoretical question, but also though largely absent from the extant scholarship a reflection of historical reality.
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Study, understanding, knowledge, evaluation, masked as blandishments to “harmony”, are instruments of conquest. Jan 18, DoctorM rated it really liked it Shelves: By broadening her scope too much in the preface, she leaves out the untold histories of those not involved in the Dutch colonization of the East Indies. These women also tend to not have a choice when being sent to the colonies to be married off, as Impeerial in Burmese Dayshaving to choose living a life of relative poverty in Europe or being the savior-scapegoat of Empire.
Rannald Sim rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Basing her arguments on generalizations and including information about countries involved in contemporary Drawing on research from the s to the early s, Ann Stoler argues that colonization in the Dutch East Indies blurred the private and public spheres in the impreial of the family and the home.
Joo Ok rated it really liked it May 14, University of California Pr Amazon. Gender-specific sexual sanctions, too, were squarely at the heart of imperial rule, and European supremacy was asserted in terms of national and racial virility. Eva Donkin rated it really liked it Aug 30, Selected pages Title Page.