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Auteur(s) : Arneil, Barbara  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Domestic colonies [Texte imprimé] : the turn inward to colony / Barbara Arneil

Édition : 1 st ed.

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Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XI-287 pages) ; 25 cm

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-268) and index
Modern colonization is generally defined as a process by which a state settles and dominates a foreign land and people. This book argues that through the nineteenth and into the first half of the twentieth centuries, thousands of domestic colonies were proposed and/or created by governments and civil society organizations for fellow citizens as opposed to foreigners and within their own borders rather than overseas. Such colonies sought to solve every social problem arising within industrializing and urbanizing states. Domestic Colonies argues that colonization ought to be seen during this period as a domestic policy designed to solve social problems at home as well as foreign policy designed to expand imperial power. Three kind of domestic colonises are analysed in this book: labour colonies for the idle poor, farm colonies for the mentally ill and disabled, and utopian colonies for racial, religious, and political minorities. All of them were justified by an ideology of colonialism that argued that if people were segregated in colonies located on rural land and engaged in agrarian labour, this would improve both the people and the land. Key domestic colonialists analysed in this book include Alexis de Tocqueville, Abraham Lincoln, Peter Kropotkin, Robert Owen, Leo Tolstoy, William Booth, Charles Bernstein, Walter Fernald, and Booker T. Washington. The turn inward to colony thus requires us to rethink the meaning and scope of colonization and colonialism in modern political theory and practice. -- from dust jacket

Sujet(s) : Colonies -- Conditions économiques -- Histoire  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Colonies -- Aspect social -- Histoire  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Colonies -- Aspect politique -- Histoire  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Numéros : ISBN 9780198803423. - ISBN 0198803427 (rel.)

Notice n° :  FRBNF45434743 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)

Table des matières : Introduction ; 'Western' colonization and colonialism: the 'idle' and 'irrational' ; Labour colonies in Europe ; Labour colonies in North America ; Farm colonies for the mentally ill and disabled in Europe and America ; Farm colonies for the irrational in Britain in Britain and Canada ; Foucault and eugenics versus domestic colonialism ; Utopian colonies: Doukhobors and utopian socialist colonies ; African-American utopian colonies ; The turn inward: rethinking the colonial.

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