This account of imperialism explores recent intellectual, theoretical and conceptual developments in imperial history, including interdisciplinary and post-colonial perspectives. Exploring the links between empire and domestic history, it looks at the interconnections and comparisons between empire and imperial power within wider developments in world history, covering the period from the Roman to the present American empire.
The book begins by examining the nature of empire, then looks at continuity and change in the historiography of imperialism and theoretical and conceptual developments. It covers themes such as the relationship between imperialism and modernity, culture and national identity in Britain.
Suitable for undergraduates taking courses in imperial and colonial history.
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"… her excellent book… [is] essential introductory reading" - THES February 2007
"Barbara Bush has taken up a remarkable challenge. Through significant case studies, she has produced a strikingly original and formidably wide-ranging examination of the conceptual and theoretical approaches which help us to understand the forms of imperial authority that have shaped our world. The cumulative effect is indeed impressive, and the book will be invaluable to all those who wish to understand globalization and the power relationships which underlie it."
John MacKenzie, Lancaster University, UK
"A very accomplished and welcome initiative...it can be recommended to students as perhaps the best among numerous recent, partly competing texts."
Stephen Howe, University of Bristol, UK
''This book's combination of comparativism with case studies, framed by an interdisciplinary approach, will make it essential introductory reading for undergraduates and postgraduates in history and literature for some time to come.''
Javed Majeed, University of London, UKAbout the Author:
Barbara Bush is a Professor of Imperial History at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Her key publications include Slave Women in Caribbean Society, 1650-1838 (1990), which was selected as a Choice Book of the Year in 1991; Imperialism, Race and Resistance:Africa and Britain, 1919-1945,(1999) and ‘Gender and Empire: The Twentieth Century’ in Gender and Empire, Oxford History of the British Empire, Companion Series (2004) edited by Philippa Levine.
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Descrizione libro Routledge, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: NEW. 9780582505834 Paperback, 304pp., This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Codice libro della libreria HTANDREE0947
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Descrizione libro Routledge, 2006. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Foreword Preface to the series Author's acknowledgements Publisher's acknowledgements List of maps List of illustrations Introduction Chapter 1 Untangling imperialism: comparisons over time and space Time and change: the ebb and flow of empires Commonalities and divergences between empires over time Chapter 2 Untangling imperialism: theories, concepts and historiography Defining colonialism and imperialism Untangling concepts and theories The postcolonial challenge and its critics Case study 1 Conceptualizing imperialism: the case of Ireland Chapter 3 Imperialism and modernity Modernity, capitalism and the rise of European empires Imperialism and the culture of modernity: the civilizing mission The contradictions of imperialism and modernity 1: race, culture and progress The contradictions of imperialism and modernity 2: anti-democratic and atavistic forces in imperial culture Modernity and the ambiguities of development in the postcolonial world Imperialism, modernity and Eurocentrism: challenges to Western knowledge Case study 2 China and Japan: modernity, imperialism and anti-Westernism Chapter 4 Culture and imperialism The colonial frontier and the nature of the colonial encounter Culture and colonialism Imperial power and cultural oppression Transforming colonial cultures: cultural power in practice Cultures of modern colonialism: gender, race and sexuality Colonizer and colonized: power, resistance and cultural change Case study 3 Culture and imperialism in British Africa Chapter 5 Representing empire Representing empire: dominant discourses Representation and the legitimization of imperial power Constructing the colonial/Orientalized subject: race and cultural difference Representations of empire in post-imperial culture The view of the subaltern: challenges to Western representation of non-Western societies Case study 4 Representing empire in British culture Chapter 6 Postcolonial perspectives: imperialism or globalization? A post-imperial world? Capitalism, imperialism and globalization ?Pax Americana': an exceptional nation or a world empire? The imperial legacy: ongoing struggles in a ?postcolonial' world Conclusion: future trends Recommended reading Bibliography Index. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0582505836
Descrizione libro Routledge, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0582505836
Descrizione libro Routledge, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110582505836
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97805825058341.0