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Tensions of EmpireColonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World$
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Frederick Cooper and Ann Laura Stoler

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780520205406

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520205406.001.0001

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Sexual Affronts and Racial Frontiers

Sexual Affronts and Racial Frontiers

European Identities and the Cultural Politics of Exclusion in Colonial Southeast Asia

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Tensions of Empire

Ann Laura Stoler

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on the construction of colonial categories and national identities, and those people who threatened these imperial divides. It examines the cultural politics of exclusion in colonial Southeast Asia beginning with the story about métissage and the sorts of progeny to which it gave rise in French Indochina at the turn of the century. The chapter analyzes the relationship among the discourses of inclusion, humanitarianism, and equality that informed liberal policy, and discusses discriminatory practices which were coexistent with, and reactive to, liberalism.

Keywords:   colonial categories, national identities, imperial divides, politics of exclusion, Southeast Asia, métissage, French Indochina, liberalism, humanitarianism, equality

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