Imperialism and Postcolonialism / Edition 1

Imperialism and Postcolonialism / Edition 1

by Barbara Bush
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0582505836

ISBN-13: 9780582505834

Pub. Date: 08/02/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582505834
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/02/2006
Series:
History: Concepts,Theories and Practice Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Chapter 1 Untangling imperialism: comparisons over time and space. Chapter 2 Untangling imperialism: theories, concepts and historiography Defining colonialism and imperialism. Case study 1 Conceptualizing imperialism: the case of Ireland. Chapter 3 Imperialism and modernity. Case study 2 China and Japan: modernity, imperialism and anti-Westernism. Chapter 4 Culture and imperialism. Case study 3 Culture and imperialism in British Africa. Chapter 5 Representing empire. Case study 4 Representing empire in British culture. Chapter 6 Postcolonial perspectives: imperialism or globalization?

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