• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Time is running out, opt in before 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
Yes Please
In the Shadows of the Tropics: Climate, Race and Biopower in Nineteenth Century Ceylon (Hardback)
  • In the Shadows of the Tropics: Climate, Race and Biopower in Nineteenth Century Ceylon (Hardback)
zoom

In the Shadows of the Tropics: Climate, Race and Biopower in Nineteenth Century Ceylon (Hardback)

(author)
£115.00
Hardback 228 Pages / Published: 16/11/2007
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

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.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780754672265
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

You may also be interested in...

The New North
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
China Goes Global
Added to basket
The Making Of The British Landscape
Added to basket
Capital
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Rebel Cities
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
India: the road ahead
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Geography and Trade
Added to basket
£24.00
Paperback
Happy City
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
16" Light Blue Political Inflatable Globe
Added to basket
The Dictionary of Human Geography
Added to basket
Psychogeography
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
How to Read Houses
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Creative Capital of Cities
Added to basket
Venezuela
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Space And Place
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.