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Title:
547 tips for saving energy in your home
Author:
Albright, Roger, 1922-
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Publication Information:
New York : Wings Books ; Avenel, N.J. : Distributed by Random House Value Pub., 1994.

©1990
Physical Description:
vii, 120 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"1994 edition"-T.p. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780517118269
Format :
Book

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Central Library TJ163.5.D86 A43 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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From 1858 to 1930 the concept of whiteness in British India was complex and contradictory. Under the Raj, the spread of racial ideologies was pervasive, but whiteness was never taken as self-evident. It was constantly called into question and its boundaries were disciplined and policed through socio-cultural and institutional practices.

Only those whites with social status, cultural refinement, and the right level of education were able to command the respect and awe of colonized subjects. Among those who straddled the boundaries of whiteness were the 'domiciled community', made up of mixed-descent 'Eurasians' and racially unmixed 'Domiciled Europeans', both of whom lived in India on a permanent basis. Members of this community, or those who were categorized as such under the Raj, unwittingly rendered the meaning of whiteness ambiguous in fundamental ways.

The colonial authorities quickly identified the domiciled community as a particularly malign source of political instability and social disorder, and were constantly urged to furnish various institutional measures - predominantly philanthropic and educational by character - that specifically targeted its degraded conditions. The Meaning of White reveals the precise ways in which the existence of this community was identified as a problem (the 'Eurasian Question') and examines the deeper historical meanings of this categorization. Dr Mizutani demystifies the ideology of whiteness, situating it within the concrete social realities of colonial history.


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