Book Series

Decolonising governance: Archipelagic thinking

The most recent addition to the Institute’s series Writing Past Colonialism is Paul Carter’s Decolonising Governance: Archipelagic Thinking. Power may be globalised, but Westphalian notions of sovereignty continue to determine political and legal arrangements domestically and internationally: global issues—the legacy of colonialism… Continue Reading →

Japanese Poetry and Its Publics: From Colonial Taiwan to Fukushima

This book aims to explore precisely how modern Japanese poetry has remained central to public life in both Japan and its former colony of Taiwan.

From International Relations to Relations International: Postcolonial Essays

This book brings postcolonial critique directly to bear on established ways of theorizing international relations. Its primary concern is with the non-European world and its relations with the North.

After the New Order: Space, Politics, and Jakarta

This work explores the formation of populist urban programs in post-Suharto Jakarta and the cultural and political contradictions that have arisen as a result of the continuing influence of the Suharto-era’s neoliberal ideology of development.

Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea

Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development attempts to address problems and gaps in the literature on development and create a new qualitative conception of community sustainability informed by substantial and innovative research in Papua New Guinea.

Mediating Across Difference: Oceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Mediating Across Difference is based on a fundamental premise: to deal adequately with conflict – and particularly with conflict stemming from cultural and other differences – requires genuine openness to different cultural practices and dialogue between different ways of knowing and being.

Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement

Out of Bounds focuses on the crucial role that conceptions of iconic colonial Indian spaces – jungles, cantonments, cities, hill stations, bazaars, clubs – played in the literary and social production of British India.

Imperial Archipelago: Representation and Rule in the Insular Territories under U.S. Dominion after 1898

Imperial Archipelago is a comparative study of the symbolic representations, both textual and photographic, of Cuba, Guam, Hawaii, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico that appeared in popular and official publications in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War of 1898.

Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes: A penal history of Singapore’s plural society

Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes investigates how a political system aimed at managing ethnic communities in the larger material context of the colonial urban project was first imagined and tested through the physical segregation of the colonial prison.

Dark Writing

How, this book asks, can we explain the omission of bodies from maps and plans? And how can we redraw the lines maps and plans use so that the qualitative world of shadows, footprints, comings and goings, and occasions – all essential qualities of places that incubate sociality – can be registered?

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