By Christina Folke Ax,Niels Brimnes,Niklas Thode Jensen,Karen Oslund
The essays accumulated in Cultivating the Colonies reveal how the connection among colonial energy and nature unearths the character of energy. every one essay explores how colonial governments translated rules concerning the administration of unique nature and international humans into perform, and the way they actually “got their palms soiled” within the company of empire.
The 11 essays contain reports of animal husbandry within the Philippines, farming in Indochina, and indigenous drugs in India. they're worldwide in scope, starting from the Russian North to Mozambique, interpreting the implications of colonialism on nature, together with its impression on animals, fisheries, farmlands, scientific practices, or even the diets of indigenous people.
Cultivating the Colonies establishes past all attainable doubt the significance of our surroundings as a locus for learning the ability of the colonial state.
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Cultivating the Colonies: Colonial States and their Environmental Legacies (Ohio RIS Global Series) by Christina Folke Ax,Niels Brimnes,Niklas Thode Jensen,Karen Oslund