Imperialism and postcolonialism / Barbara Bush.

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  • First edition.
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  • London : Routledge 2014
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1 online resource (305 p.)
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  • 1-317-87010-7
  • 1-315-83618-1
  • 1-317-87011-5
  • 1-281-34716-7
  • 9786611347161
  • 1-4058-9872-0
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  • First published in 2006 by Pearson Education Limited.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available online.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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  • Current or former academic at Sheffield Hallam University or Polytechnic
  • English
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Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface to the series; Author's acknowledgements; Publisher's acknowledgements; List of maps; List of illustrations; Introduction; Chapter 1 Untangling imperialism: comparisons over time and space; Time and change: the ebb and flow of empires; Commonalities and divergences between empires over time; Chapter 2 Untangling imperialism: theories, concepts and historiography; Defining colonialism and imperialism; Untangling concepts and theories; The postcolonial challenge and its critics
  • Case study 1 Conceptualizing imperialism: the case of IrelandChapter 3 Imperialism and modernity; Modernity, capitalism and the rise of European empires; Imperialism and the culture of modernity: the civilizing mission; The contradictions of imperialism and modernity 1: race, culture and progress; The contradictions of imperialism and modernity 2: anti-democratic and atavistic forces in imperial culture; Modernity and the ambiguities of development in the postcolonial world; Imperialism, modernity and Eurocentrism: challenges to Western knowledge
  • Case study 2 China and Japan: modernity, imperialism and anti-WesternismChapter 4 Culture and imperialism; The colonial frontier and the nature of the colonial encounter; Culture and colonialism; Imperial power and cultural oppression; Transforming colonial cultures: cultural power in practice; Cultures of modern colonialism: gender, race and sexuality; Colonizer and colonized: power, resistance and cultural change; Case study 3 Culture and imperialism in British Africa; Chapter 5 Representing empire; Representing empire: dominant discourses
  • Representation and the legitimization of imperial powerConstructing the colonial/Orientalized subject: race and cultural difference; Representations of empire in post-imperial culture; The view of the subaltern: challenges to Western representations of non-Western societies; Case study 4 Representing empire in British culture; Chapter 6 Postcolonial perspectives: imperialism or globalization?; A post-imperial world?; Capitalism, imperialism and globalization; 'Pax Americana': an exceptional nation or a world empire?; The imperial legacy: ongoing struggles in a 'postcolonial' world
  • Conclusion: future trendsRecommended reading; Bibliography; Index
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  • Other format: ; ISBN: 1-138-14321-9
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  • 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 devel
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