Self-Governance and Stereotype: The Introduction of "Coolie" Labor in the Caribbean

Catherine Peters

Harvard University

Catherine Peters is a PhD candidate in American Studies at Harvard University. She  holds a Master's in Anthropology of Food from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Catherine's interdisciplinary research draws from history, anthropology, and literature to look at empire, race, and nature in the 18th and 19th centuries.


Modern liberal citizenship is premised on the idea that, in order for a subject to be governable, he must be self-governing, a paradox that has structured logics of inclusion and exclusion across Anglo-America for over two... [ view full abstract ]


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