Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination 1830 - 1867

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Winner of the Morris D. Forkasch prize for the best book in British history 2002 Civilising Subjects argues that the empire was at the heart of nineteenth--century Englishness. English men and women in the mid--nineteenth century imagined themselves at the centre of a great empire: their mental and emotional maps encompassed a Aboriginesa in Australia, a negroesa in Jamaica, a cooliesa in the Indies. This sense of the other provided boundaries and markers of difference: ways of knowing who was a civiliseda and who was a ...

Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination 1830 - 1867 2002, Polity Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780745618210

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