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Subject: Re: Secondary literature for Todorov/post-colonial studies
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 18:29:20 -0000


Stuart,

Thanks for this.  I know Connolly's work quite well (he was my undergrad
supervisor and, in fact, the guy who introduced me to Todorov's book).  I
just lectured Locke on property today.

Take care,

Nathan


----- Original Message -----
From: Stuart Elden <stuart.elden-AT-clara.co.uk>
To: <foucault-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 9:43 PM
Subject: RE: Secondary literature for Todorov/post-colonial studies


> Nathan -
>
> This is probably not quite what you're looking for, but it might be
> interesting to juxtapose Todorov to Locke's second Treatise and de
> Tocqueville's Democracy in America. I'm thinking particularly about the
> arguments over land and cultivation and the justification given for the
> appropriation of that land through agri-culture. The argument being that
> without 'culture' they cannot be the possessors of the land. William
> Connolly has an argument about de Tocqueville in Chapters 5 & 6 of The
Ethos
> of Pluralization.
>
> Best wishes
>
> Stuart
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:owner-foucault-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu]On Behalf Of newidder
> Sent: 31 October 2001 17:28
> To: deleuze-guattari-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu
> Cc: foucault-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu
> Subject: Secondary literature for Todorov/post-colonial studies
>
>
> I am currently putting together the reading list for a course I am
teaching
> next semester on liberlism, communitarianism and the politics of
otherness.
> The course will include Tvetan Todorov's The Conquest of America.  As
there
> is
> basically no secondary literature on this book itself (unless someone
knows
> of
> something, in which case please let me know), I was hoping to get some
> suggestions for more general literature in post-colonial studies that
could
> go
> along with this study of how the Spaniards encountered a strange land with
> strange pagans who did not fit into their established categories and so
> ended
> up exterminating them (as one does with people who don't fit into your
> established categories).
>
> I realize Todorov's book isn't always thought of very highly in the field
of
> post-colonial studies, but I, for one, like the book and would like to
find
> some other literature to go with it.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Nathan
>
> Dr. Nathan Widder
> Lecturer in Political Theory
> University of Exeter
> Exeter  EX4 4RJ
> United Kingdom
> Tel: +44 (0)1392 263 183
> Fax: +44 (0)1392 263 305
> http://www.ex.ac.uk/shipss/politics/staff/widder/
>
>
>


   

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