At Home with the Empire Metropolitan Culture and the Imperial World
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Description: This pioneering volume addresses the question of how Britain's empire was lived through everyday practices - in church and chapel, by readers at home, as embodied in sexualities or forms of citizenship, as narrated in histories from the eighteenth century to the present. Leading historians explore the imperial experience and legacy for those located, physically or imaginatively, 'at home,' from the impact of empire on constructions of womanhood, masculinity and class to its influence in shaping literature, sexuality, visual culture, consumption and history-writing. They assess both how people thought imperially, not in the sense of political affiliations for or against empire, but simply assuming it was there, part of the given world that had made them who they were. They show how empire became a contentious focus of attention at certain moments and in particular ways. This will be essential reading for scholars and students of modern Britain and its empire.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/21/2006
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: being at home with the empire|
|At home with history: Macaulay and the history of England|
|A homogeneous society? Britain's internal 'others', 1800- present|
|At home with empire: the example of Ireland|
|The condition of women, women's writing and the empire in nineteenth-century Britain|
|Sexuality and empire|
|Religion and empire at home|
|Metropolitan desires and colonial connections: reflections on consumption and empire|
|Imagining empire: history, fantasy and literature|
|New narratives of imperial politics in the nineteenth century|
|Bringing the empire home: women activists in imperial Britain, 1790s-1930s|
|Taking Class Notes on Empire|
|Citizenship and Empire 1867-1928|