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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Yskrings rated it it was amazing May 01, Email alerts New issue alert. Find us on Facebook. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. The outcome is nothing short of a world-history of liberal thought that pays unwavering attention to the coercive and discriminatory practices that make such thought possible.

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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 vexed term, ‘liberalism’, especially as a stepping stone of making sense of so-called neoliberalism. Lisa Lowe’s Immigrant Acts: If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Carol Que rated it really liked it Oct 16, contijents 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.

The large-scale historical transformations of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century world demand accounts that break with the dominant frames provided by the nation-state.

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Bradley rated it really liked it Feb 07, Besides the wealth of historical detail, the two main things I Lisa Lowe’s work is excellent.

Jenna Hanchey rated it really liked it Feb 26, Refresh and try again. In Thackeray’s Vanity Fairwhich Lowe writes about in the third chapter, we see colonial commodities—tea, chintz, and silk—put on display in the Victorian home, which allows for an inquiry into how the British East India Company managed trade and labor in both India and China.

Open Preview See a Problem? It is certainly difficult and precise in its use of academic language, but careful attention to the way Lowe sets up its schema yields unfailingly powerful and creative analysis.

Rohrleitner, Pacific Historical Review “[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. David Broadway rated it it was amazing Feb 28, On Asian American Cultural Politics helped usher in the transnational turn in Asian American studies, reorienting the field from a narrow and long-standing focus on model minority discourse and generational relations toward postcolonial theory and gender and sexuality.


The Intimacies of Four Continents

Analyzing the archive of liberalism alongside the colonial state archives from which it has been separated, Lowe offers new methods for interpreting the past, examining events well documented in archives, and those matters absent, whether actively suppressed or merely deemed insignificant. Lists with This Book.

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Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Immigrant Acts focused on the contradictions between the promises of democracy and equality and the needs of racialized labor for American nation-building. The Intimacies of Four Continents Author s: Lowe resists the urge to be totalizing in her analysis or ijtimacies 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 lusa.