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Africa since 1940 - The Past of the Present (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Frederick Cooper Africa since 1940 - The Past of the Present (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Frederick Cooper
R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Africa since 1940 is the flagship textbook in Cambridge University Press' New Approaches to African History series. Now revised to include the history and scholarship of Africa since the turn of the millennium, this important book continues to help students understand the process out of which Africa's position in the world has emerged. A history of decolonisation and independence, it allows readers to see just what political independence did and did not signify, and how men and women, peasants and workers, religious and local leaders sought to refashion the way they lived, worked and interacted with each other. Covering the transformation of Africa from a continent marked by colonisation to one of independent states, Frederick Cooper follows the 'development question' across time, seeing how first colonial regimes and then African elites sought to transform African society in their own ways. He shows how people in cities and villages tried to make their way in an unequal world, through times of hope, despair, renewed possibilities, and continued uncertainties. Looking beyond the debate over what or who may be to blame, Cooper explores alternatives for the future.

Citizenship between Empire and Nation - Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960 (Hardcover): Frederick Cooper Citizenship between Empire and Nation - Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960 (Hardcover)
Frederick Cooper
R1,117 R861 Discovery Miles 8 610 Save R256 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As the French public debates its present diversity and its colonial past, few remember that between 1946 and 1960 the inhabitants of French colonies possessed the rights of French citizens. Moreover, they did not have to conform to the French civil code that regulated marriage and inheritance. One could, in principle, be a citizen and different too. "Citizenship between Empire and Nation" examines momentous changes in notions of citizenship, sovereignty, nation, state, and empire in a time of acute uncertainty about the future of a world that had earlier been divided into colonial empires.

Frederick Cooper explains how African political leaders at the end of World War II strove to abolish the entrenched distinction between colonial "subject" and "citizen." They then used their new status to claim social, economic, and political equality with other French citizens, in the face of resistance from defenders of a colonial order. Africans balanced their quest for equality with a desire to express an African political personality. They hoped to combine a degree of autonomy with participation in a larger, Franco-African ensemble. French leaders, trying to hold on to a large French polity, debated how much autonomy and how much equality they could concede. Both sides looked to versions of federalism as alternatives to empire and the nation-state. The French government had to confront the high costs of an empire of citizens, while Africans could not agree with French leaders or among themselves on how to balance their contradictory imperatives. Cooper shows how both France and its former colonies backed into more "national" conceptions of the state than either had sought.

Warn That Man (DVD): Gordon Harker, Philip Friend, Carl Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frederick Cooper, Raymond Lovell, Jean Kent Warn That Man (DVD)
Gordon Harker, Philip Friend, Carl Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frederick Cooper, … 1
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lawrence Huntington directs this wartime thriller based on Vernon Sylvaine's stage play. The film follows the plot by the Nazi secret service to kidnap British Prime Minister Winston Churchill from a country house by posing as the home's owner.

Colonialism in Question - Theory, Knowledge, History (Paperback, New): Frederick Cooper Colonialism in Question - Theory, Knowledge, History (Paperback, New)
Frederick Cooper
R802 R628 Discovery Miles 6 280 Save R174 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this closely integrated collection of essays on colonialism in world history, Frederick Cooper raises crucial questions about concepts relevant to a wide range of issues in the social sciences and humanities, including identity, globalization, and modernity. Rather than portray the past two centuries as the inevitable movement from empire to nation-state. Cooper places nationalism within a much wider range of imperial and diasporic imaginations, of rulers and ruled alike, well into the twentieth century. He addresses both the insights and the blind spots of colonial studies in an effort to get beyond the tendency in the field to focus on a generic colonialism located sometime between 1492 and the 1960s and somewhere in the "West." Broad-ranging, cogently argued, and with a historical focus that moves from Africa to South Asia to Europe, these essays, most published here for the first time, propose a fuller engagement in the give-and-take of history, not least in the ways in which concepts usually attributed to Western universalism - including citizenship and equality - were defined and reconfigured by political mobilizations in colonial contexts.

Confronting Historical Paradigms  Peasants, Labor and the Capitalist World System in Africa and Latin America (Paperback):... Confronting Historical Paradigms Peasants, Labor and the Capitalist World System in Africa and Latin America (Paperback)
Frederick Cooper
R718 R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Save R38 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Confronting Historical Paradigms argues that confrontation with major paradigms of world history has marked the fields of African and Latin American history during the last quarter-century and that the process has dramatically restructured historical and theoretical understanding of peasantries, labour and the capitalist world system. Moreover, it maintains, the intellectual reverberations within and across the African and Latin American fields constitute a challenging and under-appreciated counterpoint to laments that contemporary historical knowledge has suffered a splintering so extreme that it undermines larger dialogue and meaning. The authors in their substantive essays synthesise, order and evaluate the significance of the enormous resonating literatures that have come to exist for Africa and Latin America on the themes of the capitalist world system, labour and peasantries. They historicise these literatures by analysing an entire cycle of critical dialogue and confrontation with historical paradigms and the professional upheavals that accompanied them. They also review the initial confrontations with frameworks of historical knowledge that erupted in the 1960s and the early 1970s; the emergence of new ""dissident"" paradigms; the outpouring of subsequent scholarship on peasants, labour and capitalism that began to unravel the newly proposed paradigms by the 1980s and 1990s; and the outlines of the new interpretive frameworks that tended to displace both the ""traditional"" and ""early dissident"" paradigms. They also suggest possible outlines of a new cycle of ""Third World"" confrontations with paradigm, anchored in themes such as gender and ethnicity. ""Confronting Historical Paradigms"" employs a historicised awareness of intellectual networks, conversations and history-theory dialogues. The result is a critical analysis and synthetic presentation of substantive advances that have preoccupied scholarship on Africa and Latin America in recent decades and a powerful challenge of notions that ""new"" fields of history have ended up destroying intellectual coherence and community.

Warn That Man (Blu-ray disc): Frederick Cooper, Raymond Lovell, Jean Kent, Gordon Harker, Philip Friend, Carl Jaffe, Finlay... Warn That Man (Blu-ray disc)
Frederick Cooper, Raymond Lovell, Jean Kent, Gordon Harker, Philip Friend, … 1
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lawrence Huntington directs this wartime thriller based on Vernon Sylvaine's stage play. The film follows the plot by the Nazi secret service to kidnap British Prime Minister Winston Churchill from a country house by posing as the home's owner.

Empires in World History - Power and the Politics of Difference (Paperback): Jane Burbank, Frederick Cooper Empires in World History - Power and the Politics of Difference (Paperback)
Jane Burbank, Frederick Cooper
R812 R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Save R212 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Empires--vast states of territories and peoples united by force and ambition--have dominated the political landscape for more than two millennia. "Empires in World History" departs from conventional European and nation-centered perspectives to take a remarkable look at how empires relied on diversity to shape the global order. Beginning with ancient Rome and China and continuing across Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa, Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper examine empires' conquests, rivalries, and strategies of domination--with an emphasis on how empires accommodated, created, and manipulated differences among populations.

Burbank and Cooper examine Rome and China from the third century BCE, empires that sustained state power for centuries. They delve into the militant monotheism of Byzantium, the Islamic Caliphates, and the short-lived Carolingians, as well as the pragmatically tolerant rule of the Mongols and Ottomans, who combined religious protection with the politics of loyalty. Burbank and Cooper discuss the influence of empire on capitalism and popular sovereignty, the limitations and instability of Europe's colonial projects, Russia's repertoire of exploitation and differentiation, as well as the "empire of liberty"--devised by American revolutionaries and later extended across a continent and beyond.

With its investigation into the relationship between diversity and imperial states, "Empires in World History" offers a fresh approach to understanding the impact of empires on the past and present.

Africa in the World - Capitalism, Empire, Nation-State (Hardcover): Frederick Cooper Africa in the World - Capitalism, Empire, Nation-State (Hardcover)
Frederick Cooper
R838 Discovery Miles 8 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

At the Second World War's end, it was clear that business as usual in colonized Africa would not resume. W. E. B. Du Bois's The World and Africa, published in 1946, recognized the depth of the crisis that the war had brought to Europe, and hence to Europe's domination over much of the globe. Du Bois believed that Africa's past provided lessons for its future, for international statecraft, and for humanity's mastery of social relations and commerce. Frederick Cooper revisits a history in which Africans were both empire-builders and the objects of colonization, and participants in the events that gave rise to global capitalism. Of the many pathways out of empire that African leaders envisioned in the 1940s and 1950s, Cooper asks why they ultimately followed the one that led to the nation-state, a political form whose limitations and dangers were recognized by influential Africans at the time. Cooper takes account of the central fact of Africa's situation--extreme inequality between Africa and the western world, and extreme inequality within African societies--and considers the implications of this past trajectory for the future. Reflecting on the vast body of research on Africa since Du Bois's time, Cooper corrects outdated perceptions of a continent often relegated to the margins of world history and integrates its experience into the mainstream of global affairs.

Citizenship between Empire and Nation - Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960 (Paperback): Frederick Cooper Citizenship between Empire and Nation - Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960 (Paperback)
Frederick Cooper
R845 R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Save R182 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As the French public debates its present diversity and its colonial past, few remember that between 1946 and 1960 the inhabitants of French colonies possessed the rights of French citizens. Moreover, they did not have to conform to the French civil code that regulated marriage and inheritance. One could, in principle, be a citizen and different too. Citizenship between Empire and Nation examines momentous changes in notions of citizenship, sovereignty, nation, state, and empire in a time of acute uncertainty about the future of a world that had earlier been divided into colonial empires. Frederick Cooper explains how African political leaders at the end of World War II strove to abolish the entrenched distinction between colonial "subject" and "citizen." They then used their new status to claim social, economic, and political equality with other French citizens, in the face of resistance from defenders of a colonial order. Africans balanced their quest for equality with a desire to express an African political personality. They hoped to combine a degree of autonomy with participation in a larger, Franco-African ensemble. French leaders, trying to hold on to a large French polity, debated how much autonomy and how much equality they could concede. Both sides looked to versions of federalism as alternatives to empire and the nation-state. The French government had to confront the high costs of an empire of citizens, while Africans could not agree with French leaders or among themselves on how to balance their contradictory imperatives. Cooper shows how both France and its former colonies backed into more "national" conceptions of the state than either had sought.

Forms of Pluralism and Democratic Constitutionalism (Hardcover): Jean Cohen, Andrew Arato, Astrid Von Busekist Forms of Pluralism and Democratic Constitutionalism (Hardcover)
Jean Cohen, Andrew Arato, Astrid Von Busekist; Contributions by Frederick Cooper, Tsilly Dagan, …
R2,377 R1,988 Discovery Miles 19 880 Save R389 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The achievements of the democratic constitutional order have long been associated with the sovereign nation-state. Civic nationalist assumptions hold that social solidarity and social plurality are compatible, offering a path to guarantees of individual rights, social justice, and tolerance for minority voices. Yet today, challenges to the liberal-democratic sovereign nation-state are proliferating on all levels, from multinational corporations and international institutions to populist nationalisms and revanchist ethnic and religious movements. Many critics see the nation-state itself as a tool of racial and economic exclusion and repression. What other options are available for managing pluralism, fostering self-government, furthering social justice, and defending equality? In this interdisciplinary volume, a group of prominent international scholars considers alternative political formations to the nation-state and their ability to preserve and expand the achievements of democratic constitutionalism in the twenty-first century. The book considers four different principles of organization-federation, subsidiarity, status group legal pluralism, and transnational corporate autonomy-contrasts them with the unitary and centralized nation-state, and inquires into their capacity to deal with deep societal differences. In essays that examine empire, indigenous struggles, corporate institutions, forms of federalism, and the complexities of political secularism, anthropologists, historians, legal scholars, political scientists, and sociologists remind us that the sovereign nation-state is not inevitable and that multinational and federal states need not privilege a particular group. Forms of Pluralism and Democratic Constitutionalism helps us answer the crucial question of whether any of the alternatives might be better suited to core democratic principles.

Tensions of Empire - Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World (Paperback, New): Frederick Cooper, Ann Laura Stoler Tensions of Empire - Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World (Paperback, New)
Frederick Cooper, Ann Laura Stoler
R868 R679 Discovery Miles 6 790 Save R189 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 how new definitions of modernity and welfare were developed and how new discourses and practices of inclusion and exclusion were contested and worked out. The contributors argue that colonial studies can no longer be confined to the units of analysis on which it once relied; instead of being the study of the colonized, it must account for the shifting political terrain on which the very categories of colonized and colonizer have been shaped and patterned at different times.

Forms of Pluralism and Democratic Constitutionalism (Paperback): Jean Cohen, Andrew Arato, Astrid Von Busekist Forms of Pluralism and Democratic Constitutionalism (Paperback)
Jean Cohen, Andrew Arato, Astrid Von Busekist; Contributions by Frederick Cooper, Tsilly Dagan, …
R888 R795 Discovery Miles 7 950 Save R93 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The achievements of the democratic constitutional order have long been associated with the sovereign nation-state. Civic nationalist assumptions hold that social solidarity and social plurality are compatible, offering a path to guarantees of individual rights, social justice, and tolerance for minority voices. Yet today, challenges to the liberal-democratic sovereign nation-state are proliferating on all levels, from multinational corporations and international institutions to populist nationalisms and revanchist ethnic and religious movements. Many critics see the nation-state itself as a tool of racial and economic exclusion and repression. What other options are available for managing pluralism, fostering self-government, furthering social justice, and defending equality? In this interdisciplinary volume, a group of prominent international scholars considers alternative political formations to the nation-state and their ability to preserve and expand the achievements of democratic constitutionalism in the twenty-first century. The book considers four different principles of organization-federation, subsidiarity, status group legal pluralism, and transnational corporate autonomy-contrasts them with the unitary and centralized nation-state, and inquires into their capacity to deal with deep societal differences. In essays that examine empire, indigenous struggles, corporate institutions, forms of federalism, and the complexities of political secularism, anthropologists, historians, legal scholars, political scientists, and sociologists remind us that the sovereign nation-state is not inevitable and that multinational and federal states need not privilege a particular group. Forms of Pluralism and Democratic Constitutionalism helps us answer the crucial question of whether any of the alternatives might be better suited to core democratic principles.

The Crisis In The Punjab, From The 10th Of May Until The Fall Of Delhi (Hardcover): Frederick Cooper The Crisis In The Punjab, From The 10th Of May Until The Fall Of Delhi (Hardcover)
Frederick Cooper
R770 Discovery Miles 7 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Crisis In The Punjab, From The 10th Of May Until The Fall Of Delhi (Paperback): Frederick Cooper The Crisis In The Punjab, From The 10th Of May Until The Fall Of Delhi (Paperback)
Frederick Cooper
R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Poems of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (Paperback): Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Frederick Cooper The Poems of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (Paperback)
Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Frederick Cooper
R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Poems of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (Hardcover): Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Frederick Cooper The Poems of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (Hardcover)
Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Frederick Cooper
R771 Discovery Miles 7 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Poems of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (Hardcover): Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Frederick Cooper The Poems of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (Hardcover)
Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Frederick Cooper
R799 Discovery Miles 7 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Crisis in Manchester Meeting - With a Review of the Pamphlets of David Duncan and Joseph B. Forster (Hardcover): Frederick... The Crisis in Manchester Meeting - With a Review of the Pamphlets of David Duncan and Joseph B. Forster (Hardcover)
Frederick Cooper, David Duncan, Joseph Binyon Forster
R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Poems of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (Hardcover): Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Frederick Cooper The Poems of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (Hardcover)
Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Frederick Cooper
R799 Discovery Miles 7 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Crisis In The Punjab, From The 10th Of May Until The Fall Of Delhi (Hardcover): Frederick Cooper The Crisis In The Punjab, From The 10th Of May Until The Fall Of Delhi (Hardcover)
Frederick Cooper
R771 Discovery Miles 7 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Crisis In The Punjab, From The 10th Of May Until The Fall Of Delhi (Hardcover): Frederick Cooper The Crisis In The Punjab, From The 10th Of May Until The Fall Of Delhi (Hardcover)
Frederick Cooper
R704 Discovery Miles 7 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Crisis in the Punjab, from the 10th of May Until the Fall of Delhi... (Paperback): Frederick Cooper The Crisis in the Punjab, from the 10th of May Until the Fall of Delhi... (Paperback)
Frederick Cooper
R701 R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ The Crisis In The Punjab, From The 10th Of May Until The Fall Of Delhi Frederick Cooper Smith, Elder, 1858 India; Punjab (India)

On the Genius and Ideas of Plato... (Paperback): Charles Frederick Cooper On the Genius and Ideas of Plato... (Paperback)
Charles Frederick Cooper
R332 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R66 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Poems of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (Paperback): Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Frederick Cooper The Poems of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (Paperback)
Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Frederick Cooper
R702 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R147 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Poems of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (Paperback): Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Frederick Cooper The Poems of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (Paperback)
Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Frederick Cooper
R702 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R147 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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