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Transnational lives : biographies of global modernity, 1700-present

Author: Desley Deacon; Penny Russell; Angela Woollacott
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: The Palgrave Macmillan transnational history series
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The transnationalism of ordinary lives threatens the stability of national identity and unsettles the framework of national histories and biography. This book takes mobility, not nation, as its frame, and captures a rich array of lives, from the elite to the subaltern, that have crossed national, racial, and cartographic boundaries"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Desley Deacon; Penny Russell; Angela Woollacott
ISBN: 9780230238701 023023870X
OCLC Number: 430839400
Description: xvi, 309 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Cosmopolitanism --
The world at home --
Lowe Kong Meng appeals to international law : transnational lives caught between empire and nation / Marilyn Lake --
Becoming cosmopolitan : Judith Anderson in Sydney, Australia, 1913-1918 / Desley Deacon --
At home in the world --
A World-War II odyssey : Michael Danos, en route from Riga to New York / Sheila Fitzpatrick --
Donald Friend : an Australian artist's affair with Italy / Ian Britain --
Gypsy in the sun : the transnational life of Rosita Forbes / Hsu-Ming Teo. Introduction / Desley Deacon, Penny Russell, Angela Woollacott --
pt. 1. Writing lives transnationally --
Issues and methods --
A story with an argument : writing the transnational life of a sea captain's wife / Martha Hodes --
Peripheral visions : heterography and writing the transnational life of Sara Baartman / Pamela Scully --
Boundaries cross bodies --
Writing the entrapped nations of indigenous Australia into being / Penny van Toorn --
Dancing with shadows : biography and the making and remaking of the Atlantic world / Michael McDonnell --
pt. 2. Opportunities --
Fantasies --
Opportunists and impostors in the British imperial world : the tale of John Dow, convict, and Edward, Viscount Lascelles / Kirsten McKenzie --
Imperial melodies : globalizing the lives of Cliff Richard and Engelbert Humperdinck / Adrian Carton --
Colonial origins and audience collusion : the Merle Oberon story in 1930s Australia / Angela Woollacott --
Livelihoods --
Herbert Hoover and the transnational lives of engineers / Carroll Pursell --
Manyats "sole delight" : travelling knowledge in Western Australia's southwest, 1830s / Tiffany Shellam --
Connecting lives : Elihu Yale and the British East India Company / Rajani Sudan --
Performances --
"That will allow me to be my own woman" : Margaret Anglin, modernity, and transnational stages, 1890s-1940s / Cecelia Morgan --
Made on stage : transnational performance and the worlds of Katherine Dunham from London to Dakar / Penny M. Von Eschen --
pt. 3. Quests --
Subaltern crossings : looking for liberty --
The transnational lives of African-American colonists to Liberia / Bruce Dorsey --
Resistance in exile : Anthony Martin Fernando, Australian Aboriginal activist, internationalist, and traveller in Europe / Fiona Paisley --
Intimate crossings : looking for love --
"Citizens of the world" : Jane Franklin's transnational fantasies / Penny Russell --
The meanings of a transnational life : the case of Mary Berenson / Ros Pesman --
pt. 4.
Series Title: The Palgrave Macmillan transnational history series
Responsibility: edited by Desley Deacon, Penny Russell and Angela Woollacott.

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