Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

@inproceedings{Cooper1997TensionsOE,
  title={Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World},
  author={Frederick Cooper and Ann Laura Stoler},
  year={1997}
}
Starting with the premise that Europe was made by its imperial projects as much as colonial encounters were shaped by events and conflicts in Europe, the contributors to Tensions of Empire investigate metropolitan-colonial relationships from a new perspective. The fifteen essays demonstrate various ways in which "civilizing missions" in both metropolis and colony provided new sites for clarifying a bourgeois order. Focusing on the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries, they show… 

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