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The peculiarities of liberal modernity in imperial Britain

Author: Simon Gunn; James Vernon
Publisher: Berkeley : Global, Area, and International Archive/University of California Press, ©2011.
Series: Berkeley series in British studies, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features leading scholars across several disciplines who investigate the nature of liberalism and modernity in imperial Britain since the eighteenth century. This book shows how Britain's liberal  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Peculiarities of liberal modernity in imperial Britain.
(OCoLC)681500251
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Gunn; James Vernon
ISBN: 9780984590957 0984590951 9780520289536 0520289536
OCLC Number: 681500251
Description: xiii, 271 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: what was liberal modernity in Britain and why was it peculiar? / Simon Gunn and James Vernon --
Macaulay: a liberal historian? / Catherine Hall --
Freedom rules/colonial fractures: bringing "free" labor to Trinidad in the age of revolution / James Epstein --
"Free labour = latent pauperism": Marx, Mayhew, and the "reserve army of labour" in mid-nineteenth-century London / John Seed --
Secrecy and liberal modernity in Victorian and Edwardian England / Tom Crook --
Was there a liberal historicism? / Thomas Osborne --
Habits, instincts, survivals: repetition, history, biopower / Tony Bennett --
Entertainmentality! liberalizing modern pleasure in the Victorian leisure industry / Peter Bailey --
Same difference? liberalism, modernity, and governance in British India / Gavin Rand --
Paternalism, class, and the British path to modernity / Jon Lawrence --
Government and the modern management of information, 1844-2009 / David Vincent --
Liberty and ecology: resources, markets, and the British contribution to the global environmental crisis / Chris Otter --
Stories we tell about liberal markets: the efficient market hypothesis and great-men narratives of change / Mary Poovey.
Series Title: Berkeley series in British studies, 1.
Responsibility: edited by Simon Gunn and James Vernon.

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