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- DescriptionThis volume uses a series of portraits of 'imperial lives' in order to rethink the history of the British Empire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It tells the stories of men and women who dwelt for extended periods in one colonial space before moving on to dwell in others, developing 'imperial careers'. These men and women consist of four colonial goverrs, two goverrs' wives, two missionaries, a nurse/entrepreneur, a poet/civil servant and a mercenary. Leading scholars of colonialism guide the reader through the ways that these individuals made the British Empire, and the ways that the empire made them. Their life histories constituted meaningful connections across the empire that facilitated the continual reformulation of imperial discourses, practices and cultures. Together, their stories help us to re-imagine the geographies of the British Empire and to destabilize the categories of metropole and colony.
- Author BiographyDavid Lambert is Lecturer in Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of White Creole Culture, Politics and Identity during the Age of Abolition (2005). Alan Lester is Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Sussex. His previous books include South Africa Past, Present and Future (2000) and Imperial Networks: Creating Identities in Nineteenth Century South Africa and Britain (2001).
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication23/11/2006
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note14 b/w illus. 11 maps
- Weight750 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byAlan Lester,David Lambert
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