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    DescriptionThis pioneering 2006 volume addresses the question of how Britain's empire was lived through everyday practices - in church and chapel, by readers at home, as embodied in sexualities or forms of citizenship, as narrated in histories - from the eighteenth century to the present. Leading historians explore the imperial experience and legacy for those located, physically or imaginatively, 'at home,' from the impact of empire on constructions of womanhood, masculinity and class to its influence in shaping literature, sexuality, visual culture, consumption and history-writing. They assess how people thought imperially, not in the sense of political affiliations for or against empire, but simply assuming it was there, part of the given world that had made them who they were. They also show how empire became a contentious focus of attention at certain moments and in particular ways. This will be essential reading for scholars and students of modern Britain and its empire.


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    Title
    At Home with the Empire
    Subtitle
    Metropolitan Culture and the Imperial World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Catherine Hall, Edited by Sonya O. Rose
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521670029
    ISBN 10: 0521670020
    Classifications

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    B&T General Subject: 750
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS037020, SOC002010
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    LC classification: DA16 .A78 2006
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    Thema V1.0: NHB, JBCC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Catherine Hall is Professor of Modern British Social and Cultural History at University College London. Her previous publications include, with Keith McClelland and Jane Rendall, Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender and the British Reform Act of 1867 (2000) and Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination 1830-1867 (2002). Sonya Rose is Emerita Professor of History, Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her recent publications include Which People's War? National Identity and Citizenship in Wartime Britain, 1939-45 (2003), and, as a co-editor with Kathleen Canning, Gender, Citizenship and Subjectivity (2004).
    Review quote
    "...ambitious volume..." -Theodore Koditschek, Journal of Modern History "This volume examines empire's hidden histories sustaining the divide between national and imperial histories." -Julie F. Codell, The Historian
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction: being at home with the Empire Catherine Hall and Sonya Rose; 2. At home with history: Macaulay and the history of England Catherine Hall; 3. A homogeneous society? Britain's internal 'others', 1800-present Laura Tabili; 4. At home with Empire: the example of Ireland Christine Kinealy; 5. The condition of women, women's writing and the Empire in nineteenth-century Britain Jane Rendall; 6. Sexuality and Empire Philippa Levine; 7. Religion and Empire at home Susan Thorne; 8. Metropolitan desires and colonial connections: reflections on consumption and empire Joanna de Groot; 9. Imagining Empire: history, fantasy and literature Cora Kaplan; 10. New narratives of imperial politics in the nineteenth century Antoinette Burton; 11. Bringing the Empire home: women activists in imperial Britain, 1790s-1930s Clare Midgley; 12. Taking class notes on Empire James Epstein; 13. Citizenship and Empire 1867-1928 Keith McClelland and Sonya Rose; Select bibliography.