Extending deconstructive theory to historical and political analysis, Timothy Mitchell examines the peculiarity of Western conceptions of order and truth through a re-reading of Europe's colonial encounter with nineteenth-century Egypt.
About the Author
Timothy Mitchell is Professor, Department of Middle East and Asian Studies, Columbia University.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations page Preface to the paperback edition Acknowledgements
1 Egypt at the exhibition 2 Enframing 3 An appearance of order 4 After we have captured their bodies 5 The machinery of truth 6 The philosophy of the thing