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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-viii

There are numerous individuals whose direct or indirect influence was indispensable to this project. Most directly, I would like to thank Raymond Duvall and David Sylvan for their encouragement and confidence when I began this project at the University of Minnesota, and for their encouragement for me to see it through to completion. I am indebted to Pat McGowan...

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1. Introduction

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pp. 10-29

While scholars and policy makers in the North have been preoccupied with events in post-cold war Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the "third world" has by no means ceased to be of concern. North-South relations continue to be an important aspect of the post-cold war world.1 To say this, however, presumes the a priori existence of the North and the South as unproblematic entities that encounter and...

Part I. Colonialisms

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Introduction to Part I

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pp. 32-35

Foucault refers here (1980: 54) to the questioning, begun at the close of the colonial era, that challenged the entitlement of Western culture, Western science, and Western rationality itself to claim universal validity. As Said (1993) notes, however, there has been relatively little attention to the imperial experience in challenging this priority of the West. Nowhere has this lack of critical attention been more evident than in the discipline...

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2. To Be or Not to Be a Colonial Power

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pp. 36-59

As the nineteenth century drew to a close, United States policy makers knew virtually nothing about the Philippine Islands or the human beings who lived there. Recreating the scene at President McKinley's cabinet meeting as word of Commodore Dewey's victory in Manila Bay arrived, Mark Twain..

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3. Getting the "Natives" to Work

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pp. 60-81

Said (1978: 92.) has suggested that for imperialists such as Balfour as well as for anti-imperialists like J. A. Hobson, the Oriental, like the African, is a member of a subject race and not exclusively an inhabitant of a geographical area. The same can be said of the "native." The colonial "native" was an operative category that functioned to classify human beings, though..

Part II. Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies

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Introduction to Part II

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pp. 84-87

Counterinsurgency policies have been a major element of post-World War II foreign policy toward the countries collectively referred to as the "third world." Such policies were considered essential within the context of a world divided along the geopolitical lines of East versus West with each side seeking to win those not yet fully committed to either camp. Counterinsurgency...

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4. Precocious Children, Adolescent Nations

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pp. 88-107

On July 4, 1946, for the first time in history, an imperial nation voluntarily relinquished possession of its colonial conquest (Karnow 1989: 32,3). As the United States granted independence to the Philippines, the new relationship between the two was widely heralded as one of partnership and equality.4 Discourses surrounding this event reflected certain discontinuities with the earlier colonial discourses. The Philippines were re-presented as a sovereign nation-state, inhabited by "a people" who replaced the "heterogeneous mass" of colonial times. The...

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5. Resistance in Colonial Kenya

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pp. 108-131

What has been termed the Mau Mau rebellion also has been described as the "first great African liberation movement," which "precipitated what was probably the gravest crisis in the history of Britain's African colonies," and the first struggle between black Africans and white minority rule in modern Africa (Edgerton 1989: vii, x). Few mass movements have elicited as...

Part III. Contemporary Encounters

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Introduction to Part III

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pp. 134-135

Contemporary encounters between the North and the South have been extremely varied and have occurred in several different arenas and within the context of a rapidly and permanently changing world. In Part III I focus on (i) three prominent and interrelated issues (foreign aid, democracy, and human rights) that have been more recent focal points in North-South...

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6. Foreign Aid, Democracy, and Human Rights

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pp. 136-153

Since the end of World War II, foreign aid has been one of the major issues in North-South relations.2 Aid has not just been about giving assistance to needy countries. Rather, foreign aid has and continues to be linked to other important issues such as democracy and human rights. These other issues have animated much of the discourse surrounding foreign assistance...

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7. Repetition and Variation: Academic Discourses on North-South Relations

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pp. 154-171

In the previous chapters I have examined how power has worked through various discursive practices that have produced different "truths" and the practices those "truths" made possible. The missions to civilize, to fight communism, to promote democracy and human rights have often masked the workings of power, not because the individuals involved (...

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8. Conclusion

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pp. 172-181

Said (1979: 2,5) points out that the only available English translation of Gramsci's Prison Notebooks inexplicably leaves out the last line of the Italian text, which goes on to say that "therefore it is imperative at the outset to compile such an inventory." In an important sense, this study can be considered an inventory, though admittedly only a very partial one, of some...

Notes

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pp. 182-201

Bibliography

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pp. 202-219

Index

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pp. 220-224