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In the Shadows of the Tropics

Climate, Race and Biopower in Nineteenth Century Ceylon

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In the Shadows of the Tropics by James S Duncan
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In this original work James Duncan explores the transformation of Ceylon during the mid-nineteenth century into one of the most important coffee growing regions of the world and investigates the consequent ecological disaster which erased coffee from the island. Using this fascinating case study by way of illustration, In the Shadows of the Tropics reveals the spatial unevenness and fragmentation of modernity through a focus on modern governmentality and biopower. It argues that the practices of colonial power, and the differences that race and tropical climates were thought to make, were central to the working out of modern governmental rationalities. In this context, the usefulness of Foucault's notions of biopower, discipline and governmentality are examined. The work contributes an important rural focus to current work on studies of governmentality in geography and offers a welcome non-state dimension by considering the role of the plantation economy and individual capitalists in the lives and deaths of labourers, the destabilization of subsistence farming and the aggressive re-territorialization of populations from India to Ceylon.

Author Biography

James S. Duncan is Reader in Cultural Geography, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK, and is Fellow of Emmanuel College, UK.
Release date NZ
November 16th, 2007
Contributors
Series edited by David Pinder Series edited by Donald Mitchell Series edited by Mark Boyle
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
includes 4 tables, 3 maps & 8 photographs
Imprint
Ashgate Publishing Limited
Pages
228
ISBN-13
9780754672265
Product ID
1835637

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