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Colonial Switzerland

Rethinking Colonialism from the Margins

Palgrave Macmillan

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Part of the book series: Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies (CIPCSS)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Introduction

      • Patricia Purtschert, Harald Fischer-Tiné
      Pages 1-25
  3. Colonialism and Science

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27
    2. On the Tropical Origins of the Alps

      • Bernhard C. Schär
      Pages 29-49
    3. Race in the Making

      • Pascal Germann
      Pages 50-72
    4. The Other’s Colony

      • Lukas Meier
      Pages 73-87
  4. (Post)colonial Economies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 89-89
    2. Patriotic Bonds and the Danger of Estrangement

      • Andreas Zangger
      Pages 91-109
    3. ‘Wonderland’ Peru

      • Angela Sanders
      Pages 110-132
    4. Bollywood, Chicken Curry — and IT

      • Rohit Jain
      Pages 133-153
  5. (Post)colonial Self-Representations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 155-155
    2. Becoming Imperial

      • Ruramisai Charumbira
      Pages 157-178
    3. Overburdened White Men (and Women)

      • Patricia Hongler, Marina Lienhard
      Pages 200-218
  6. (Post)colonial Politics and Counter-Politics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219
    2. The Other Side of Internationalism

      • Harald Fischer-Tiné
      Pages 221-258
    3. Glimpses into the Hearts of Whiteness

      • Anne Lavanchy
      Pages 278-295
  7. Colonial Complicities and Imperial Entanglements

    1. Colonial Complicities and Imperial Entanglements

      • Shalini Randeria
      Pages 296-306
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 307-323

About this book

States without former colonies, it has been argued, were intensely involved in colonial practices. This anthology looks at Switzerland, which, by its very strong economic involvements with colonialism, its doctrine of neutrality, and its transnationally entangled scientific community, constitutes a perfect case in point.

Keywords

  • Postcolonialism
  • Colonialism
  • Switzerland
  • Imperialism
  • Race Science
  • Migration
  • Colonial Knowledge
  • anti-colonialism
  • colonialism
  • colonization
  • decolonization
  • migration
  • Third World

Reviews

“Colonial Switzerland is awkwardly intriguing given a lack of Swiss colonies overall. … Colonial Switzerland looks at Switzerland ‘as a country shaped by colonialism in a variety of ways’ … and thereby explores overlooked avenues of inquiry tied to the ‘colonialism at the margins’ or ‘colonialism without colonies’ … . Colonial Switzerland constitutes, without a doubt, a valuable contribution to ongoing conversations around the study of ‘colonialism without colonies’ … a scholarly interest apparent well beyond the small Alpine state.” (Martin Kalb, Itinerario, Vol. 40 (1), April, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • ETH Zurich, Switzerland

    Patricia Purtschert, Harald Fischer-Tiné

About the editors

Patricia Purtschert is Postdoctoral Researcher at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, and a philosopher. Her areas of research are feminist, gender, queer, postcolonial and cultural studies. Together with Barbara Lüthi and Francesca Falk, she has co-edited the volume Postkoloniale Schweiz: Formen und Folgen eines Kolonialismus ohne Kolonien (2012, 2nd edition 2013).

Harald Fischer-Tiné is Professor of Global History at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. He has published widely on South Asian history and the history of colonialism and imperialism. His latest monograph is the biography of a diasporic Indian revolutionary: Shyamji Krishnavarma: Sanskrit, Sociology and Anti-Imperialism (2014).

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USD 109.00
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Softcover Book
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