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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. ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230626164
  • Publisher: Palgrave-UK-USA
  • Publication date: 1/30/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Annotated edition
  • File size: 435 KB

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


List of Contributors     vii
Introduction   Kevin Grant   Philippa Levine   Frank Trentmann     1
Sovereignty and Sexuality: Transnational Perspectives on Colonial Age of Consent Legislation   Philippa Levine     16
After the Nation-State: Citizenship, Empire and Global Coordination in the New Internationalism, 1914-1930   Frank Trentmann     34
Towards an International Human Rights Regime during the Inter-War Years: The League of Nations' Combat of Traffic in Women and Children   Barbara Metzger     54
Human Rights and Sovereign Abolitions of Slavery, c. 1885-1956   Kevin Grant     80
Beyond Sovereignty?: Protestant Missions, Empire and Transnationalism, 1890-1950   John Stuart     103
A Shadow Nation: The Making of Muslim India   Faisal Devji     126
'A Well Selected Body of Men': Sikh Recruitment for Colonial Police and Military   Thomas R. Metcalf     146
Valleys of Fear: Policing Terror in an Imperial Age, 1865-1925   Robert Gregg     169
Screening Empire from Itself: Imperial Preference, Represented Communities, and the Decent Burial of the Indian Cinematograph Committee Report (1927-28)   Madhavi Kale     191
The Persistence of Privilege: British Medical Qualifications and the Practice of Medicine inthe Empire   Douglas M. Haynes     214
Index     240
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