Author: R. Hyam
Release Date: 2002-09-23
The undisputed best introduction to the history of the world-wide pattern of British activity in the nineteenth century, embracing its expansive spirit as well as its formal territorial empire. The dynamics of this extraordinary enterprise are considered broadly: the high-political concerns of strategy and international geopolitics are analyzed, as well as the economic dimension, missionary activity, and racial attitudes, together with a wide range of cultural aspects, including sport and the pursuit of sexual opportunity. Nor is the personal contribution of some of the leading Victorian figures neglected.
Author: U. Hillemann
Release Date: 2009-10-15
British knowledge about China changed fundamentally in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Rather than treating these changes in British understanding as if Anglo-Sino relations were purely bilateral, this study looks at how British imperial networks in India and Southeast Asia were critical mediators in the British encounter of China.
Author: A. Vaidik
Release Date: 2010-07-28
This book traverses the Indian Ocean in the period when the British held sway over the major oceanic waters of the world. In reviving the history of the Andamans as an important imperial prize, it offers a fresh perspective on the history of British colonialism, nationalism and the creation of modern India from its geographic periphery.
Author: B. Everill
Release Date: 2012-12-15
Bronwen Everill offers a new perspective on African global history, applying a comparative approach to freed slave settlers in Sierra Leone and Liberia to understand their role in the anti-slavery colonization movements of Britain and America.
Psychiatry and Empire brings together scholars in the History of Medicine to explore questions of race, gender and power relations in former colonial states across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Focusing on the intellectual histories of concepts of mental illness, mental healing and strategies of coping and resistance, this volume advances our understanding of the rise of modern psychiatry as it collided with, and sometimes underpinned, the psychology of colonial rule.
Author: Lawrence J. Butler
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Release Date: 2007-11-15
Genre: Business & Economics
This is a study of the evolving relationship between the British colonial state and the copper mining industry in Northern Rhodesia, from the early stages of development to decolonization, encompassing depression, wartime mobilization and fundamental changes in the nature and context of colonial rule. It explores the vital importance of Northern Rhodesian copper to British economic and strategic interests, and to Britain's ambitious post-war plans to integrate its Central African territories. Among the key themes addressed are contemporary debates on the ownership of mineral resources and on the colonial state's responsibility to promote and control mining development and the wealth it generated.
This book is a sparkling new collection on religion and imperialism, covering Ireland and Britain, Australia, Canada, the Cape Colony and New Zealand, Botswana and Madagascar. Bursting with accounts of lively characters and incidents from around the British world, this collection is essential reading for all students of religious and imperial history.
Author: Jennifer Regan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date: 2009-09-15
The first biography of Alfred Webb, Irish nationalist and president of the 1894 Indian National Congress. The biography explores how Webb viewed nationalism as a vehicle for global social justice. Drawing on archives in Britain, Ireland and India the author reveals how Irish and Indians used cosmopolitan London to create networks across the Empire.
Author: Jakob Zollmann
Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company
Release Date: 2010
English summary: English summary: Analysis of the organization and activities of colonial police forces in German-South-West-Africa (1890-1915) with focus on penal systems and the differences in policing urban or rural areas. German description: Die Kaiserliche berittene Landespolizei fur Deutsch-Sudwestafrika wurde, nachdem Vorlauferversuche mit privaten und Militarpolizisten sich als wenig erfolgreich erwiesen hatten, 1905 gegrundet. Da jedoch auf Grund des Krieges gegen Herero und Nama (1904-1907) eine organisatorische Umsetzung der Plane nicht moglich war, wurde erst ab 1907 mit der verstarkten Rekrutierung von Personal und dem Ausbau eines Netzes von Polizeistationen begonnen. Der Landespolizei oblag es, neben den auch im Deutschen Reich ublichen Polizeiaufgaben, die sogenannte Eingeborenengesetzgebung mit Passzwang, Melde- und Arbeitspflicht durchzusetzen. German description: Die Kaiserliche berittene Landespolizei fur Deutsch-Sudwestafrika wurde, nachdem Vorlauferversuche mit privaten und Militarpolizisten sich als wenig erfolgreich erwiesen hatten, 1905 gegrundet. Da jedoch auf Grund des Krieges gegen Herero und Nama (1904-1907) eine organisatorische Umsetzung der Plane nicht moglich war, wurde erst ab 1907 mit der verstarkten Rekrutierung von Personal und dem Ausbau eines Netzes von Polizeistationen begonnen. Der Landespolizei oblag es, neben den auch im Deutschen Reich ublichen Polizeiaufgaben, die sogenannte Eingeborenengesetzgebung mit Passzwang, Melde- und Arbeitspflicht durchzusetzen.
Author: Matthew Brown
Release Date: 2008-04-07
Genre: Political Science
An interdisciplinary interrogation of the concept of British ‘informal empire’ in Latin America. Builds upon recent advances in the historiography of imperialism and studies of the nineteenth-century modern world, most obviously the work of Ann Stoler, Catherine Hall and C.A. Bayly Combines a comparative perspective with the juxtaposition of political economy, cultural history, gendered and postcolonial approaches By proposing and debating alternative explanatory models, the book breathes new life into the flagging concept of ‘informal empire’ Illuminates the study of British imperialism, from which Latin America is usually conspicuous only by its absence, and provides a broad and sound basis for interpreting the complex processes of nation-building and state-formation in Latin America Includes essays by scholars who have been shaping the debate for several decades, alongside work by a younger generation of researchers keen to re-conceptualise and re-assess the roles of commerce and culture in shaping informal empire
Author: Mark B. Salter
Publisher: Pluto Press
Release Date: 2002-09-20
Genre: Political Science
The terrorist attacks in New York and Washington have led to popular conceptions of Muslims as terrorists. Some commentators have harked back to the 'Clash of Civilizations' argument outlined by Samuel Huntington which has become a touchstone in postcolonial studies. Huntington argued that, after the collapse of the Cold War, culture would become the main axis of conflict for civilizational alliances. Mark Salter takes issue with Huntington's theory and explains how the terms of his argument are part of an imperialist discourse that casts other civilizations as essentially barbarian.Although many commentators have engaged with Huntington's claims, few have pursued the political implications of his argument. Barbarians and Civilisation offers a decisive exploration of the colonial rhetoric inherent in current political discourse. Charting the usefulness of concepts of culture and identity for understanding world politics, Salter brilliantly illustrates the benefits and the limitations of the civilized/barbarian dichotomy in international relations.