Cultures of Empire : A Reader, Paperback

Cultures of Empire : A Reader Paperback

Edited by Catherine Hall


Collects together the best articles by key historians, literary critics, and anthropologists on the cultures of colonialism in the British Empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

A substantial introduction by the distinguished historian, Professor Catherine Hall, discusses new approaches to the history of empire and establishes a narrative frame through which to read the essays which follow.

The volume is clearly divided into three sections: theoretical, emphasising concepts and approaches; the colonisers 'at home', focusing on how empire was lived in Britain; and 'away' - the attempt to construct new cultures through which the colonisers defined themselves and others in varied colonial sites.

A useful guide to recent scholarship on the culture of imperialism.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages, Illustrations, black & white
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780719058585


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