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: 27/07/2000
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780719058585