Reading the global and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more reading the global troubling perspectives on britains empire in asia. Troubling perspectives on britains empire in asia sanjay krishnan reading the global troubling perspectives on britains empire in asia krishnan demonstrates how ideas of the global took root in eighteenth and nineteenth century descriptions of southeast asia krishnan turns to the works of adam smith thomas de quincey abdullah . The global is an instituted perspective not just an empirical process adopted initially by the british in order to make sense of their polyglot territorial empire the global perspective served to make heterogeneous spaces and nonwhite subjects legible and in effect produced the regions it sought merely to describe the global was the . To ask other readers questions about reading the global please sign up be the first to ask a question about reading the global in 1 sentence this book made me smarter but i dont know what it was about to expand sanjay krishnan makes close readings of 4 books adam smiths wealth of nations . Reading the global troubling perspectives on britains empire in asia new york columbia up 2007 xii 242 pp troubling perspectives on britains empire in asia his book is an exemplary instance of what such a global literary criticism might look like krishnan brings his literary training to bear on what by now may seem the
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