Transnational Lives: Biographies of Global Modernity, 1700-present

Transnational Lives: Biographies of Global Modernity, 1700-present


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Transnational Lives: Biographies of Global Modernity, 1700-present by D. Deacon

The transnationalism of ordinary lives threatens the stability of national identity and unsettles the framework of national histories and biography. This book takes mobility, not nation, as its frame, and captures a rich array oflives,from the elite to the subaltern, that have crossed national, racial and cartographic boundaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230238701
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/29/2010
Series: Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 311
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

DESLEY DEACON is Professor of Gender History in the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. She taught in the American Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin from 1985 to 2001. She is the author of Elsie Clews Parsons: Inventing Modern Life (Chicago 1997) and is writing a life of the Australian-born international star Judith Anderson.

PENNY RUSSELL Associate Professor of History at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her books include A Wish of Distinction: Colonial Gentility and Femininity (Melbourne University Press, 1994); and This Errant Lady: Jane Franklins Overland Journey to Port Phillip and Sydney, 1839 (National Library of Australia, 2002). She is currently completing Arctic Romance: Lady Franklin and the Lost Polar Expedition for the University of Toronto Press.

ANGELA WOOLLACOTT is the Manning Clark Professor of History at the Australian National University. Her books include On Her Their Lives Depend: Munitions Workers in the Great War (University of California Press, 1994); To Try Her Fortune in London: Australian Women, Colonialism and Modernity (Oxford University Press, 2001); and Gender and Empire (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).

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