Resistance and Colonialism

Insurgent Peoples in World History

  • Nuno Domingos
  • Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
  • Ricardo Roque

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Nuno Domingos, Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, Ricardo Roque
    Pages 1-32
  3. Hidden Accounts

  4. Local Encounters

  5. Transnational Processes

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 339-347

About this book


‘This splendid collection leaps well ahead of cruder, binary understandings of resistance in the colonial context. By dint of its attention to oral, archival, and local sources it understands that resistance is always multi-faceted, complex, and multi-purposed; that the metropolitan conceit that all the colonized can possibly think about is their colonizer, is wishful thinking. Do read this collection for its geographical breadth, its historical depth, and its sophistication.’ 

James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology, Yale University, USA    

This volume offers a critical re-examination of colonial and anti-colonial resistance imageries and practices in imperial history. It offers a fresh critique of both pejorative and celebratory readings of ‘insurgent peoples’, and it seeks to revitalize the study of ‘resistance’ as an analytical field in the comparative history of Western colonialisms. It explores how to read and (de)code these issues in archival documents – and how to conjugate documental approaches with oral history, indigenous memories, and international histories of empire. The topics explored include runaway slaves and slave rebellions, mutiny and banditry, memories and practices of guerrilla and liberation, diplomatic negotiations and cross-border confrontations, theft, collaboration, and even the subversive effects of nature in colonial projects of labor exploitation.


Imperialism Rebellion Revolution European colonial endeavours Anti-colonial Insurgency Comparative Transnational Liberation Postcolonial nation atates Resistance studies Power Asia, Africa, America, Oceania

Editors and affiliations

  • Nuno Domingos
    • 1
  • Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
    • 2
  • Ricardo Roque
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Social SciencesUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Centre for Social StudiesUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.Institute of Social SciencesUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-19166-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-19167-2
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