Britishness Abroad

Britishness Abroad : Transnational Movements and Imperial Cultures

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As a global phenomenon Britishness encompassed trade, conquest and settlement and the development of imperial cultures within the vast reaches of the British Empire. At its zenith peoples around the world joined in shared traditions and common loyalties that were strenuously maintained; even those who contested its claims found it difficult to escape its effects. With the eclipse of British power and influence, the importance of this legacy has attracted increasing attention from researchers seeking to escape the confines of national histories. Britishness Abroad explores the cultural, economic and political aspects of Britishness in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Canada and South Africa, as well as in the United States and within Britain itself. Leading scholars consider the movement of people, money, technology, identities, beliefs and attitudes around the British world and examine what happened to Britishness as the Empire declined. Contributors- Stephen Banfield, Kate Darian-Smith, Anne Dickson-Waiko, Patricia Grimshaw, David Goodman, Jonathan Hyslop, John MacKenzie, Gary Magee & Andrew Thompson, Adele Perry, Bill Schwarz, Stuart Wardshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 139 x 211 x 29mm | 390g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Academic Monographs
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Print on Demand
  • 0522853927
  • 9780522853926
  • 1,345,807

About Kate Darian-Smith

Kate Darian-Smith (Author) Kate Darian-Smith is Professor of Australian Studies and History at the University of Melbourne. Her many publications include Memory and History in Twentieth Century Australia, Stirring Australian Speeches- The Definitive Collection and Britishness Abroad- Transnational Movements and Imperial Cultures. Patricia Grimshaw (eds) (Author) Patricia Grimshaw is Emeritus Professor and the former Max Crawford Professor of History, at the University of Melbourne. She has published widely on gender and women's history, missionary histories and on Australian and comparative history. Her books include Creating a Nation, Women's Rights and Human Rights- International Perspectives (co-edited) and Equal Subjects, Unequal Rights- Indigenous Peoples in British Settler Colonies (co-authored).show more