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Author Farish A. Noor (Farish Ahmad Noor), 1967- author
Title Data-gathering in colonial Southeast Asia 1800-1900 : framing the other / Farish A. Noor
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2020]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  JV241 .F37 2020    AVAILABLE    30610020617817
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  JV241 F228 2020    IN PROCESS    30530001355130
Descript 265 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"Empire-building did not only involve the use of excessive violence against native communities, but also required the gathering of data about the native Other. This is a book about books, which looks at the writings of Western colonial administrators, company-men and map-makers who wrote about Southeast Asia in the 19th century. In the course of their information-gathering they had also framed the people of Southeast Asia in a manner that gave rise to Orientalist racial stereotypes that would be used again and again. This work revisits the era of colonial data-collecting to demonstrate the workings of the imperial echo chamber, and how in the discourse of 19th century colonial-capitalism data was effectively weaponized to serve the interests of Empire"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Colonies -- Asia
Southeast Asia -- Colonial influence
Imperialism -- History -- 19th century
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Southeast Asia -- Administration -- History
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