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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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.
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Lowe argues that the narrative necessarily fails as autobiography because slavery’s violence disrupts generic writing. If book has an editor that is different from the article author, include editor’s name also. Intimaies with deep and patient research, Intimacies brings the readers new wonders on virtually every page, whether discussion of Chinese merchants in Trinidad or a chronicle of the ill-fated Sierra Leone Resettlement of — Yskrings rated it it was amazing May 01, The Intimacies of Four Continents.
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Description 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.
Good intentions, unnecessarily long, convoluted, and jargon-y result. Find us on Facebook. This is ‘history of the present’ in the best sense of that expression; it troubles our most familiar and intimate assumptions.
Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. You must obtain permission directly from the owner of the image. 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.
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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 from slavery to freedom. L isa L owe. Create a reading list or add to an existing list.