Beyond Sovereignty

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Beyond Sovereignty explores the central role of the British Empire in developing transnational ideas, institutions and social movements of increasing scope and influence in the eras of high imperialism and the two world wars. Chapters follow transnational dynamics and debates over sovereignty in the domains of sexuality, law, politics, culture and religion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403986436
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

KEVIN GRANT is Professor of History at Hamilton College. He is the author of A Civilised Savagery: Britain and the New Slaveries in Africa, 1884-1926 (New York: Routledge, 2005).

PHILIPPA LEVINE teaches at the University of Southern California. She is author, most recently, of Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire (New York: Routledge, 2003) and Gender and Empire: Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

FRANK TRENTMANN is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. Recent publications include The Making of the Consumer: Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World (Oxford and New York, Berg: 2006) and Consuming Cultures, Global Perspectives (Oxford and New York, Berg: 2006, edited with John Brewer).

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Table of Contents

Introduction--K.Grant, P.Levine, & F.Trentmann
• Sovereignty and Sexuality: Transnational Perspectives on Colonial Age of Consent Legislation--P.Levine
• After the Nation-State: Citizenship, Empire and Global Coordination in the New Internationalism, 1914-1930--F.Trentmann
• Towards an International Human Rights Regime during the Inter-war Years: The League of Nations' Combat of Traffic in Women and Children--B.Metzger
• Human Rights and Sovereign Abolitions of Slavery, c. 1885-1956--K.Grant
• Beyond Sovereignty?: Protestant Missions, Empire and Transnationalism, 1890-1950--J.Stuart
• A Shadow Nation: The Making of Muslim India--F.Devji
• 'A Well Selected Body of Men': Sikh Recruitment for Colonial Police and Military--T.R.Metcalf
• Valleys of Fear: Policing Terror in an Imperial Age, 1865-1925--R.Gregg
• Screening Empire from Itself: Imperial Preference, Represented Communities, and the Decent Burial of the Indian Cinematograph Committee Report (1927-28)--M.Kale
• The Persistence of Privilege: British Medical Qualifications and the Practice of Medicine in the Empire--D.M.Haynes

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