The Resource The Stillbirth of Capital : Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India, (ebook)

The Stillbirth of Capital : Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India, (ebook)

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The Stillbirth of Capital : Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India
Title
The Stillbirth of Capital
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Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India
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eng
Summary
This book targets one of the humanities' most widely held premises: namely, that the European Enlightenment laid the groundwork for modern imperialism. It argues instead that the Enlightenment's vision of empire calls our own historical and theoretical paradigms into question. While eighteenth-century British India has not received nearly the same attention as nineteenth- and twentieth-century empires, it is the place where colonial rule and Enlightenment reason first became entwined. The Stillbirth of Capital makes its case by examining every work about British India written by a major author from 1670 to 1815, a period that coincides not only with the Enlightenment but also with the institution of a global economy. In contrast to both Marxist and liberal scholars, figures such as Dryden, Defoe, Voltaire, Sterne, Smith, Bentham, Burke, Sheridan, and Scott locate modernity's roots not in the birth of capital but rather in the collusion of sovereign power and monopoly commerce, which used Indian Ocean wealth to finance the unfathomable costs of modern war. Ahmed reveals the pertinence of eighteenth-century writing to our own moment of danger, when the military alliance of hegemonic states and private corporations has become even more far-reaching than it was in centuries past
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Midwest
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Ahmed, Siraj
Dewey number
  • 820.9/005
  • 820.9005
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Colonies in literature
  • English literature
  • Enlightenment
  • Great Britain
  • India
  • India
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adult
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The Stillbirth of Capital : Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780804778114
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11891504
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11891504
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MWT11891504
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Label
The Stillbirth of Capital : Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804778114
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11891504
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891504
System control number
MWT11891504
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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