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The Statistical Table as Colonial Knowledge

Rowse, Timothy


The statistical table is one expression of the settler colonial capacity and willingness to enumerate colonized “peoples” as “populations.” By examining four tables—from 1763, 1828, 1848, and 1850—in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia this paper illustrates the emergence of this powerful technique of representation during the same a period in which European states were developing their capacity to represent the social in statistical terms. In the colonial context, the rise of the notion of a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Itinerario
DOI: 10.1017/S0165115317000110


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