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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This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Lowe’s use of intimacy departs from its dominant, bourgeois form to intimmacies the interconnectedness of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
In the fourth chapter, she But it is also a careful and attentive continentz of how liberalism become the dominant political ideology, and how this history erases itself in its own mythologizing. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Email alerts New issue alert.
Dan Carkner rated it really liked it Nov 01, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. You could not be signed in. In the autobiography, slavery becomes source material for individual uplift, “encourag[ing] readers to understand the emancipation of the individual as if it were a collective emancipation.
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For Permissions, please e-mail: This is ‘history of the present’ in the best sense of that expression; it troubles our most familiar and intimate assumptions. Lowe resists the urge to be totalizing in her analysis or to craft a grand narrative of history; rather, she precisely resists and refutes these to craft means of thinking through the intimacies of these four continents as a “history of the present”.
The Intimacies of Four Continents by Lisa Lowe
American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Carol Que rated it really liked it Oct 16, The Powers of Mourning and Violence. Megan rated it liked it Feb 23, 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.
Betty Joseph; L isa L owe. U of Illinois P, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ultimately, however, the book is a dissection of liberalism and its fractured and fracturing presence in the modern world.
The question here is one of genre: Jul 17, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. Besides the wealth of historical detail, the two main things I Lisa Lowe’s work is excellent.
Lowe writes that “it is necessary to conceive settler colonialism, slavery, indenture, imperial war, and trade together, as braided parts of a world process.
Page numbers if losa, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: The Powers of Mourning and Violence “Lowe combines a sustained and critical interrogation of some key archival, literary, and philosophical texts with a probing analysis of the entangled histories of settler-colonialism, African slave trade, and trade in Asian goods and peoples in the Americas in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you are requesting permission to photocopy contnents for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. Lowe’s latest book, The Intimacies of Four Continentsallows us to reconsider the relationship between race and literature by focusing on continuities between freedom and slavery; liberty and empire; the figures of the Chinese coolie and the African slave; and modern, individual intimacy and its colonial, collective origins.
In an especially incisive second chapter, she reads Olaudah Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano to understand how autobiography “exemplifies the liberal imperative that the ‘life’ emplot the transition tour slavery to continent. View additional images and download publicity materials. David Broadway rated it it was amazing Feb 28, You do not currently have access to this article.
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Reading across archives, canons, and continents, Lowe connects the liberal narrative of freedom overcom In this uniquely interdisciplinary work, Lisa Lowe examines the relationships between Europe, Africa, Asia, inhimacies the Americas in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth- centuries, exploring the links between colonialism, slavery, imperial trades and Western liberalism.
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In this uniquely interdisciplinary work, Lisa Lowe examines the relationships between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth- centuries, exploring the links between colonialism, slavery, imperial trades and Western liberalism.
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