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After the imperial turn : thinking with and through the nation

Author: Antoinette M Burton
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From a variety of historically grounded perspectives, this text assesses the fate of the nation as a subject of disciplinary inquiry. The 20 essays exemplify cultural approaches to histories of nationalism and imperialism even as they critically examine the implications of such approaches.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antoinette M Burton
ISBN: 0822331063 9780822331063 082233142X 9780822331421 9780822384397 0822384396
OCLC Number: 50803168
Description: 369 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Table of contents --
Introduction: On the inadequacy and the indispensability of the nation / Antoinette Burton --
Part I. Nations, empires, disciplines: thinking beyond the boundaries --
Rethinking British studies : is there life after empire? / Susan Pennybacker --
Transcending the nation: a global imperial history / Stuart Ward --
Empire and "the nation" : institutional practice, pedagogy, and nation in the classroom / Heather Streets --
We've just started making national histories, and you want us to stop already? / Ann Curthoys --
Losing our way after the imperial turn : charting academic uses of the postcolonial / Terri A. Hasseler and Paula M. Krebs --
Rereading the archive and opening up the nation-state : colonial knowledge in South Asia (and beyond) / Tony Ballantyne --
Part II. Fortresses and frontiers : beyond and within --
Unthinking French history : colonial studies beyond national identity / Gary Wilder --
Notes on a history of "imperial turns" in modern Germany / Lora Wildenthal --
After "Spain" : a dialogue with Josep M. Fradera on Spanish colonial historiography / Christopher Schmidt-Nowara --
Making the world safe for American history / Robert Gregg --
Asian American global discourses and the problem of history / Augusto Espiritu --
Race, nationality, mobility : a history of the passport / Radhika Viyas Mongia --
Part III. Periodizing Johnson : anti-colonial modernity as crux and critique / Clement Hawes --
The pudding and the palace : labor, print cultures, and imperial Britain in 1851 / Lara Kriegel --
Double meanings : nation and empire in the Edwardian era / Ira Christopher Fletcher --
The fashionable world : imagined communities of dress / Kristin Hoganson --
The romance of white nations : imperialism, popular culture, and national histories / Hsu-Ming Teo --
Britain's finest : the Royal Hong Kong Police / Karen Fang --
One-way traffic : George Lamming and the portable empire / John Plotz --
The whiteness of civilization : the transatlantic crisis of white supremacy and British television programming in the United States in the 1970s / Douglas M. Haynes.
Responsibility: edited by Antoinette Burton.
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