Corporate Character: Representing Imperial Power in British India, 1786-1901

Corporate Character: Representing Imperial Power in British India, 1786-1901

by Eddy Kent

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ISBN-13: 9781442617025
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 09/24/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Eddy Kent is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.

Table of Contents


Preface: The 8,000 Mile Screwdriver

Introduction: Empire’s Corporate Culture

1. Corruption and the Corporation: The Impeachment of Warren Hastings

2. How the Civil Service Got its Name: India as a Noble Profession

3. Representing Working Conditions in Company India

4. Corporate Culture in Post-Company India

5. Unmaking a Company Man: Rudyard Kipling’s Kim

Conclusion: Out of India

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Laura Peters

Corporate Character is a timely and valuable contribution to studies of empire and the exercise of imperial authority. Kent explores how imperial ideology reproduced itself, not only through discourse but through the agents of empire. It is time for literary studies to engage more systematically with the corporate aspect of empire and Corporate Character is an excellent start.”

Suzanne Daly

Corporate Character persuasively argues that the trial of Warren Hastings produced the beginnings of a new imperial culture within the British East India Company. Among the book’s many strengths are its lucid, incisive prose and its adroit handling of the scholarship on which it builds.”

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