Cultivating the Colonies : Colonial States and their Environmental Legacies, Paperback / softback Book

Cultivating the Colonies : Colonial States and their Environmental Legacies Paperback / softback

Edited by Christina Folke Ax, Niels Brimnes, Niklas Thode Jensen, Karen Oslund

Part of the Research in International Studies, Global and Comparative Studies series


The essays collected in Cultivating the Colonies demonstrate how the relationship between colonial power and nature revealsthe nature of power.

Each essay explores how colonial governments translated ideas about the management of exoticnature and foreign people into practice, and how they literally "got their hands dirty" in the business of empire. The eleven essays include studies of animal husbandry in the Philippines, farming in Indochina, and indigenous medicine in India.

They are global in scope, ranging from the Russian North to Mozambique, examining the consequences of colonialismon nature, including its impact on animals, fisheries, farmlands, medical practices, and even the diets of indigenouspeople. Cultivating the Colonies establishes beyond all possible doubt the importance of the environment as a locus for studyingthe power of the colonial state.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780896802827



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