The intimacies of four continents / Lisa Lowe. pages cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn (hardcover: alk. paper). Lisa Lowe’s book addresses the colonial relationships that connect the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. These relationships of appropriation. Lisa Lowe’s Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics () helped usher in the transnational turn in Asian American studies, reorienting the field.

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If you originally registered with a username please use fouf to sign in. Lisa Lowe reads across an incredible range of texts to build an approach to thinking through the relationship between European liberalism and the colonialism, slavery, indentured servitude, and dispossessions that define d the relationship between Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Don’t have an account?

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It is worth it. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. To ask other readers questions about The Intimacies of Four Continentsplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Intimacies of Four Continents. Lowe’s work and the insights that follow from it are immeasurably significant. QQ rated it it was amazing Nov 06, Reading across archives, canons, and continents, Lowe connects the liberal narrative of freedom overcom In this uniquely interdisciplinary work, Lisa Lowe examines the relationships between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth- centuries, exploring the links between colonialism, slavery, imperial trades and Western liberalism.

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Disability Requests Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. It is certainly difficult and precise in its use of academic language, but careful attention liwa the way Lowe sets up its schema yields unfailingly powerful and creative analysis.

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Immigrant Acts focused on the contradictions between the promises intimacoes democracy and equality and the needs of racialized labor for American nation-building. Slavery after Rome, — Jesse rated it liked it Apr 23, Reading conginents archives, canons, and continents, Lowe connects the liberal narrative of freedom overcoming slavery to the expansion of Anglo-American empire, observing that abstract promises of freedom often obscure their embeddedness within colonial conditions.

Lowe argues that the narrative necessarily fails as autobiography because slavery’s violence disrupts generic writing.

Autobiography Out of Empire 43 3. At stake in Lowe’s analysis is not only a rethinking of the relation between the political and the aesthetic, but also the very ideas of culture and universality that has come to dominate academic thought.

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