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Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History (review)

Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History (review) 3JWH_339-352 7/8/06 2:08 PM Page 345 Book Reviews 345 Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History. Edited by tony ballantyne and antoinette burton. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2005. 464 pp. $89.95 (cloth); $24.95 (paper). Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History, edited by Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton, is a significant and erudite addition to the thriving field of global history. Let me make it very clear at the outset that my use of the expression “addition” does not carry any of the pejorative connotations often associated with the word. For this book is very far from being merely another additive col- lection of essays. It is an important pedagogical resource—in fact the editors have self-consciously pitched it as such. Furthermore, it marks a critical intervention in the constitution of the fields of global history and empire studies, respectively. The editors make it clear in their introduction that the book has three goals, each of which (or sometimes all of them) marks the essays that make up the collection. The first is to bring together a series of articles that come under the rubric of world history. The discrete essays that make up the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 17 (3) – Aug 22, 2006

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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
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3JWH_339-352 7/8/06 2:08 PM Page 345 Book Reviews 345 Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History. Edited by tony ballantyne and antoinette burton. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2005. 464 pp. $89.95 (cloth); $24.95 (paper). Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History, edited by Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton, is a significant and erudite addition to the thriving field of global history. Let me make it very clear at the outset that my use of the expression “addition” does not carry any of the pejorative connotations often associated with the word. For this book is very far from being merely another additive col- lection of essays. It is an important pedagogical resource—in fact the editors have self-consciously pitched it as such. Furthermore, it marks a critical intervention in the constitution of the fields of global history and empire studies, respectively. The editors make it clear in their introduction that the book has three goals, each of which (or sometimes all of them) marks the essays that make up the collection. The first is to bring together a series of articles that come under the rubric of world history. The discrete essays that make up the

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Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 22, 2006

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