skip to content
Empire in the air airline travel and the African diaspora Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Empire in the air airline travel and the African diaspora

Author: Chandra D Bhimull
Publisher: New York New York University Press [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Empire in the Air is at once a history of aviation, and an examination of how air travel changed lives along the transatlantic corridor of the African diaspora. Focusing on Britain and its Caribbean colonies, Chandra Bhimull reveals how the black West Indies shaped the development of British Airways. Bhimull offers a unique analysis of early airline travel, illuminating the links among empire, aviation and diaspora,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chandra D Bhimull
ISBN: 9781479843473 1479843474
OCLC Number: 1023861316
Description: Seiten cm
Responsibility: Chandra D. Bhimull

Abstract:

Empire in the Air is at once a history of aviation, and an examination of how air travel changed lives along the transatlantic corridor of the African diaspora. Focusing on Britain and its Caribbean colonies, Chandra Bhimull reveals how the black West Indies shaped the development of British Airways. Bhimull offers a unique analysis of early airline travel, illuminating the links among empire, aviation and diaspora, and in do so provides insights into how racially oppressed people experienced air travel. The emergence of artificial flight revolutionized the movement of people and power, and Bhimull makes the connection between airplanes and the other vessels that have helped make and maintain the African diaspora: the slave ships of the Middle Passage, the tracks of the Underground Railroad, and Marcus Garvey's black-owned ocean liner. As a new technology, airline travel retained the racialist ideas and practices that were embedded in British imperialism, and these ideas shaped every aspect of how commercial aviation developed, from how airline routes were set, to who could travel easily and who could not. The author concludes with a look at airline travel today, suggesting that racism is still enmeshed in the banalities of contemporary flight.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1023861316> # Empire in the air airline travel and the African diaspora
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "1023861316" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4172586634#Place/great_britain> ; # Great Britain
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4172586634#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900-1999
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4172586634#Topic/african_diaspora> ; # African diaspora
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4172586634#Topic/airlines> ; # Airlines
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4172586634#Topic/airlines_great_britain_history_20th_century> ; # Airlines--Great Britain--History--20th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4172586634#Organization/imperial_airways> ; # Imperial Airways
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/387.706541/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4172586634#Topic/african_diaspora_history_20th_century> ; # African diaspora--History--20th century
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4172586634#Person/bhimull_chandra_d> ; # Chandra D. Bhimull
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2017" ;
    schema:description "Empire in the Air is at once a history of aviation, and an examination of how air travel changed lives along the transatlantic corridor of the African diaspora. Focusing on Britain and its Caribbean colonies, Chandra Bhimull reveals how the black West Indies shaped the development of British Airways. Bhimull offers a unique analysis of early airline travel, illuminating the links among empire, aviation and diaspora, and in do so provides insights into how racially oppressed people experienced air travel. The emergence of artificial flight revolutionized the movement of people and power, and Bhimull makes the connection between airplanes and the other vessels that have helped make and maintain the African diaspora: the slave ships of the Middle Passage, the tracks of the Underground Railroad, and Marcus Garvey's black-owned ocean liner. As a new technology, airline travel retained the racialist ideas and practices that were embedded in British imperialism, and these ideas shaped every aspect of how commercial aviation developed, from how airline routes were set, to who could travel easily and who could not. The author concludes with a look at airline travel today, suggesting that racism is still enmeshed in the banalities of contemporary flight." ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4172586634> ;
    schema:genre "History" ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Empire in the air airline travel and the African diaspora" ;
    schema:productID "1023861316" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781479843473> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1023861316> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4172586634#Person/bhimull_chandra_d> # Chandra D. Bhimull
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Bhimull" ;
    schema:givenName "Chandra D." ;
    schema:name "Chandra D. Bhimull" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4172586634#Topic/african_diaspora_history_20th_century> # African diaspora--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "African diaspora--History--20th century" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4172586634#Topic/airlines_great_britain_history_20th_century> # Airlines--Great Britain--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Airlines--Great Britain--History--20th century" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781479843473>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1479843474" ;
    schema:isbn "9781479843473" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.