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The Resource Empires of the senses : bodily encounters in imperial India and the Philippines, Andrew J. Rotter

Empires of the senses : bodily encounters in imperial India and the Philippines, Andrew J. Rotter

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Empires of the senses : bodily encounters in imperial India and the Philippines
Title
Empires of the senses
Title remainder
bodily encounters in imperial India and the Philippines
Statement of responsibility
Andrew J. Rotter
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Language
eng
Summary
"This groundbreaking work offers a sensory history of the British in India from the formal imposition of their rule to its end (1857-1947) and the Americans in the Philippines from annexation to independence (1898-1946). A social and cultural history of empire, it analyzes how the senses created mutual impressions of the agents of imperialism and their subjects, and highlights connections between apparently disparate items, including the lived experience of empire, the comments (and complaints) found in memoirs and reports, the appearance of lepers, the sound of bells, the odor of excrement, the feel of cloth against skin, the first taste of meat spiced with cumin or of a mango. Men and women in imperial India and the Philippines had different ideas from the start about what looked, sounded, smelled, felt, and tasted good or bad. Both the British and the Americans saw themselves as the civilizers of what they judged backward societies and believed that a vital part of the civilizing process was to put the senses in the right order of priority and to ensure them against offense or affront. People without manners that respected the senses lacked self-control; they were uncivilized and thus unfit for self-government. Societies that looked shabby, were noisy and smelly, felt wrong, and consumed unwholesome food in unmannerly ways were not prepared to form independent polities and stand on their own. It was the duty of allegedly more sensorily advanced westerners to put the senses right before withdrawing the most obvious manifestations of their power. This study of Indians and Filipinos' ideas of what constituted sensory civilization and the imperial encounter with British and American sense-orders shows the compromises between these nations' sensory regimes"--
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Rotter, Andrew Jon,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Senses and sensation
  • Senses and sensation
  • India
  • Philippines
  • Civilization
  • Senses and sensation
  • India
  • Philippines
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Empires of the senses : bodily encounters in imperial India and the Philippines, Andrew J. Rotter
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-355) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : embodied empires -- The senses and civilization -- Fighting : war and empire's onset -- Governing : subjects and states envisioned -- Educating : new soundscapes -- Sanitizing : the campaigns against odor -- Touching, feeling, and healing : hapticity and the hazards of contact -- Nourishing : imperial foodways -- Conclusion : the senses at empire's end
Control code
1084411183
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 370 pages
Isbn
9780190924706
Lccn
2019002163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029338809
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1084411183
Label
Empires of the senses : bodily encounters in imperial India and the Philippines, Andrew J. Rotter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : embodied empires -- The senses and civilization -- Fighting : war and empire's onset -- Governing : subjects and states envisioned -- Educating : new soundscapes -- Sanitizing : the campaigns against odor -- Touching, feeling, and healing : hapticity and the hazards of contact -- Nourishing : imperial foodways -- Conclusion : the senses at empire's end
Control code
1084411183
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 370 pages
Isbn
9780190924706
Lccn
2019002163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029338809
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1084411183

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