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Empire in question : reading, writing, and teaching British imperialism

Author: Antoinette M Burton
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2011.
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"... Burton has insisted that the vectors of imperial power run in multiple directions, argued that race must be incorporated into history writing, and emphasized that gender and sexuality are critical dimensions of imperials history. [This book] includes Burton's groundbreaking critiques of British historiography, as well as essays in which she brings theory to bear on topics from Jane Eyre to nostalgia for  Read more...
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Burton, Antoinette M., 1961-
Empire in question.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2011
(OCoLC)1086301058
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antoinette M Burton
ISBN: 9780822348801 0822348802 9780822349020 0822349027
OCLC Number: 668990492
Description: pages xxi, 392 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Rules of thumb : British history and 'imperial culture' in nineteenth-century and twentieth-century Britain --
Who needs the nation? : interrogating "British" history --
Thinking beyond the boundaries : empire, feminism, and the domains of history --
Deja vu all over again --
When was Britain? nostalgia for the nation at the end of the "American century" --
Archive stories : gender in the making of imperial and colonial histories --
Gender, colonialism, and feminist collaboration (with Jean Allman) --
Fearful bodies into disciplined subjects: pleasure, romance, and the family drama of colonial reform in Mary Carpenter's Six months in India --
Contesting the zenana: the mission to make "lady doctors for India", 1874-85. --
Recapturing Jane Eyre : reflections on historicizing the colonial encounter in Victorian Britain --
From child bride to "Hindoo lady" : Rukhmabai and the debate on sexual respectability in imperial Britain --
Tongues untied : Lord Salisbury's "black man" and the boundaries of imperial democracy --
India Inc. : nostalgia, memory, and the empire of things --
New narratives of imperial politics in the nineteenth century --
Coda. empire of/and the world? : the limits of British imperialism --
Getting outside of the global : repositioning British imperialism in world history.
Responsibility: Antoinette Burton ; with a foreword by Mrinalini Sinha and an afterword by C.A. Bayly.
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Essays written by Antoinette Burton since the mid-1990s trace her thinking about modern British history and engage debates about how to think about British imperialism in light of contemporary events.

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