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Empire and nation-building in the Caribbean : Barbados, 1937-66

Author: Mary Chamberlain
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2010.
Series: Studies in imperialism.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the processes of national building in the British West Indies. It argues that nation building was a more complex and messy affair, involving women and men in a range of social and cultural activities, in a variety of migratory settings, within a unique geo-political context.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Chamberlain
ISBN: 9781781701997 1781701997 1847792782 9781847792785
OCLC Number: 808600265
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 216 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
The 'romance' of foreign: distance, perspective and an inclusive nationhood --
The exigencies of 'home': Barbadian poverty and British nation-building --
Gender and the moral economy --
Race, nation and the politics of memory --
'A common language of the spirit': cultural awakenings and national belongings --
From diffidence to desperation: the British, the Americans, the war and the move to Federation --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in imperialism.
Responsibility: Mary Chamberlain.
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