product description page

Imperial History and the Global Politics of Exclusion : Britain, 1880-1940 - by Amanda Behm (Hardcover)

Imperial History and the Global Politics of Exclusion : Britain, 1880-1940 -  by Amanda Behm (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1

about this item

Examining the rise of the field of imperial history in Britain and wider webs of advocacy, this book demonstrates how intellectuals and politicians promoted settler colonialism, excluded the subject empire, and laid a precarious framework for decolonization. History was politics in late-nineteenth-century Britain. But the means by which influential thinkers sought to steer democracy and state development also consigned vast populations to the margins of imperial debate and policy. From the 1880s onward, politicians, intellectuals, and journalists erected a school of thought based on exclusion and deferral that segregated past and future, backwardness and civilization, validating racial discrimination in empire all while disavowing racism. These efforts, however, engendered powerful anticolonial backlash and cast a long shadow over the closing decades of imperial rule. Bringing to life the forgotten struggles which have, in effect, defined our times, Imperial History and the Global Politics of Exclusion is an important reinterpretation of the intellectual history of the British Empire.

Number of Pages: 282.0
Genre: History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Cambridge Imperial and Post-colonial Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Amanda Behm
Language: English
Street Date: November 8, 2017
TCIN: 53123525
UPC: 9781137546029
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-7156

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.