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Orientalism and race : Aryanism in the British Empire

Author: Tony Ballantyne
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002.
Series: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The idea of an Aryan race became an important feature of imperial culture in the 19th century, feeding into debates in Britain, Ireland, India, and the Pacific. This study traces the emergence and dissemination of Aryanism within the British Empire.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Ballantyne
ISBN: 0333963601 9780333963609 0333919084 9780333919088 0230507034 9780230507036
OCLC Number: 47716357
Notes: Includes chapters on New Zealand and the Pacific.
Description: xi, 266 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Aryanism and the Webs of Empire --
1. The Emergence of Aryanism: Company Orientalism, Colonial Governance and Imperial Ethnology --
2. Indocentrism on the New Zealand Frontier: Geographies of Race, Empire and Nation --
3. Systematizing Religion: from Tahiti to the Tat Khalsa 'Religion' --
4. 'Hello Ganesha!': Indocentrism and the Interpretation of Maori Religion --
5. Print, Literacy and the Recasting of Maori Identities --
6. The Politics of Language, Nation and Race: Hindu Identities in the Late Nineteenth Century --
Conclusion: Knowledge, Empire, Globalization.
Series Title: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
Responsibility: Tony Ballantyne.
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This study traces the emergence and dissemination of Aryanism within the British Empire. The global reach of the Aryan idea reflected the complex networks that enabled the global reach of British  Read more...

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'An impressive first book...His grasp of three imperial locations...makes for a powerful analysis. It is an important piece of work and deserves to be widely read.' - Catherine Hall, Journal of Read more...

 
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