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Beyond Sovereignty
     

Beyond Sovereignty

by Kevin Grant
 
Transnationalism has emerged as one of the key subjects in the contemporary world. Beyond Sovereignty puts transnationalism and empire in the same frame of analysis, and 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

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Transnationalism has emerged as one of the key subjects in the contemporary world. Beyond Sovereignty puts transnationalism and empire in the same frame of analysis, and 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. Contributions by leading scholars follow transnational developments in the domains of sexuality, law, politics, culture and religion. Together, they illuminate historical challenges to the principle of sovereignty, and connect imperial history to current debates in global politics.

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'In this imaginatively conceived collection of essays, ten historians offer critical analyses of demands generated by Britain's empire that subverted its own internal organisation in favour of more far-reaching structures and practices. With a welcome precision they range from police recruitment to age of consent legislation and human rights, and significantly widen the terms of this stimulating debate.' - Professor Andrew Porter, King's College London, UK

'This timely and stimulating collection from a group of talented historians explores the ways in which empires fostered transnational networks and identities, global connections and challenges. It makes an important contribution to our understanding of the antecedents of the contemporary world.' - Catherine Hall, Professor of Modern British Social and Cultural History, University College London

'Transnationalism - the coexistence of intense social, economic and political ties across national boundaries - is often thought to epitomize our world today. Yet the contributors to this volume richly demonstrate ways in which such global connections also characterized the imperial and nascent nation-state systems of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Beyond Sovereignty is a welcome addition, if not a corrective, towards understanding a variety of far-reaching global processes.' - Steven Vertovec, University of Oxford

'Through their detailed treatment of a varied and relevant range of topics these essays enhance our understanding of the wider global and transnational processes accompanying and manifesting themselves in the collectivities that comprised the largest empire in modern history.' - Chandrika Kaul, English Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230626164
Publisher:
Palgrave-UK-USA
Publication date:
01/30/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
445 KB

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FAISAL DEVJI Associate Professor of History, The New School, New York, USA
KEVIN GRANT Professor of History, Hamilton College, Clinton, USA
ROBERT GREGG Professor of History and Dean of Arts and Humanities, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA
DOUGLAS M. HAYNES Associate Professor of British History, the University of California, Irvine, USA
MADHAVI KALE Associate Professor of History, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, USA
PHILIPPA LEVINE Professor of History, the University of Southern California, USA
THOMAS R. METCALF Emeritus Professor of History, the University of California, Berkeley, USA
BARBARA METZGER Associate at the Centre of International Studies in Cambridge, UK
JOHN STUART Lecturer in History, King's College London and Kingston University, London, UK
FRANK TRENTMANN Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

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