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A Liquid World: Figuring Coloniality in the Indies

@inproceedings{Trumbull2013ALW,
  title={A Liquid World: Figuring Coloniality in the Indies},
  author={Raissa DeSmet Trumbull},
  year={2013}
}
Author(s): Trumbull, Raissa DeSmet | Advisor(s): Clifford, James; Gonzalez, Jennifer | Abstract: This dissertation explores the history of colonial representations of the Dutch East Indies and analyzes the tropes that undergird those representations. The relentless damp of the tropics, it argues, suffuses European evocations of the Indies; from drenched forests and malarial clouds to the lush figure of the concubine, the islands of the archipelago have long been made synonymous with natural… 
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