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Article: Raising eurasia: Race, class, and age in French and British colonies

TitleRaising eurasia: Race, class, and age in French and British colonies
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=CSS
Citation
Comparative Studies In Society And History, 2009, v. 51 n. 2, p. 314-343 How to Cite?
AbstractSexual relationships between European men and indigenous women produced racially mixed offspring in all of Europe's empires. Recent interdisciplinary scholarship has shown how these persons of mixed race, seen as transgressing the interior frontiers of supposedly fixed categories of racial and juridical difference upon which colonizers' prestige and authority rested, posed a challenge to the elaborate but fragile sets of subjective criteria by which "whiteness" was defined. Scholars critiquing the traditional historiography of empire for its tendency to present colonial elites as homogeneous communities pursuing common interests have emphasized the repertoire of exclusionary tactics, constructed along lines of race, class, and gender, devised within European colonial communities in response to the presence of "mixed bloods." This article aims to show that the presence of people of biracial heritage inspired collaborative as well as exclusionary responses in outposts of European empire during the late imperial era. It also illustrates how, with white prestige and authority at stake, age, age-related subcategories, and in particular childhood and adolescence, powerfully underpinned responses to the threat this group posed to the cultural reproduction of racialized identity. © 2009 Society for the Comparative Study of Society and History.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/179541
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.773
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.725
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