Graduate Core Seminar Recommended Readings, Part 3

Colonialism, Capitalism, Modernity

Early Modern Colonialism/Latin America:

Clendinnen, Inga. Ambivalent conquests : Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Mignolo, Walter. The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, and Colonization. 2nd ed. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2003.

Capitalism/World Systems:

Abu-Lughod, Janet L. Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Braudel, Fernand. Capitalism and material life, 1400-1800. New York: Harper and Row, 1973.

Frank, Andre Gunder. ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Pomeranz, Kenneth. The great divergence : China, Europe, and the making of the modern world economy. Princeton  N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Wallerstein, Immanuel Maurice. The Modern World-System. New York: Academic Press, 1974.

Modern Colonialism:

Cooper, Frederick, and Ann Laura Stoler, eds. Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Cooper, Frederick. Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.

Said, Edward. Orientalism. New York: Pantheon Books, 1978.

Wolf, Eric R. Europe and the People Without History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.


Appadurai, Arjun. Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.

Harvey, David. The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change. Oxford [England]: Blackwell, 1989.

Jameson, Fredric. Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. Durham: Duke University Press, 1991.