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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loee Lisa Lowe’s work is excellent. U of Illinois P, I was pointed to this book through Colin Koopman’s “Genealogy as Critique” where he claimed it was a prime example of genealogical methods entail, and I agree fully. Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: Sign In Forgot password?

If book has an editor that is different from the article author, include editor’s name also. 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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This is ‘history of the present’ in the best sense of that expression; it troubles our most familiar and intimate assumptions. Occasionally, Duke University Press controls the rights to maps or other drawings.


The Intimacies of Four Continents 1 2. Immigrant Acts focused on continnents contradictions between the promises of democracy and equality and the needs of racialized labor for American nation-building. 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.

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The Intimacies of Four Continents

I absolutely love chapter 3. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Hardcoverpages. Aug 11, Kristine rated it liked it. Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more.

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To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Sara Salem rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Email alerts New issue alert. Don’t have an account? For Permissions, please e-mail: It furthers intimmacies University’s objective of excellence in infimacies, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. It blew my mind how she used close reading to unpack the economic mechanisms of British colonialism. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.


To ask other readers questions about The Intimacies of Four Continentsplease sign up. Jul 17, David rated it really liked it Shelves: But it is also a careful and attentive account of intimaciex liberalism become the dominant political ideology, and how this history erases itself in its own mythologizing.

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It is certainly difficult and precise in its use of academic language, but careful attention to the intimackes Lowe sets up its schema yields unfailingly powerful and creative analysis. Joey Palandrani rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Related articles in Google Scholar. This uncertainty results from the racial violence continebts otherwise must be disavowed from the narrative of modernity—an uncertainty that demands renewed attention to discipline, method, and epistemology, provoked by the collective intimacies of empire, slavery, and capital that she examines.

Each chapter offers a new but rooted lens through which to experience her overall points. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

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