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Scotland, Empire and Decolonisation in the Twentieth Century

John MacKenzie and Bryan S. Glass (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096174
eISBN:
9781781708736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096174.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book represents one of the first attempts to examine the connections between Scotland and the British Empire throughout the twentieth century. As the century dawned the Scottish economy was ... More


Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Ruth Craggs and Claire Wintle (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

What were the distinctive cultures of decolonisation that emerged in the years between 1945 and 1970, and what can they uncover about the complexities of the ‘end of empire’ as a process? Cultures of ... More


Britain and the Formation of the Gulf States: Embers of Empire

Shohei Sato

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099687
eISBN:
9781526109781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099687.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book is about the end of the British Empire in the Middle East. It offers new insights into how the relationship between Britain and the Gulf rulers that was nurtured at the height of the ... More


Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Kevin O'Sullivan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086021
eISBN:
9781781704905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the twenty years after Ireland joined the UN in 1955, one subject dominated its fortunes: Africa. The first detailed study of Ireland's relationship with that continent, this book documents its ... More


Our fighting sisters: Nation, memory and gender in Algeria, 1954-2012

Natalya Vince

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091070
eISBN:
9781781708675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091070.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Between 1954 and 1962, Algerian women played a major role in the struggle to end French rule in one of the most violent wars of decolonisation of the twentieth century. Our Fighting Sisters is the ... More


Black America and the overthrow of the European colonial order: The tragic voice of Richard Wright

Bill Schwarz

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The chapter explores how Richard Wright, the great American author and black radical, in his concern with the dynamics of European decolonisation, envisaged the effects of the end of British rule ... More


Humanist modernism: Ralph Hotere and ‘New Commonwealth Internationalism’

Damian Skinner

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1961 Māori artist Ralph Hotere moved to London to study at the Central School of Art, subsequently settling in Vence, France, before he returned to New Zealand in 1964. He became part of a ... More


Henry Swanzy, Sartre’s zombie?: Black Power and the transformation of the Caribbean Artists Movement

Rob Waters

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The rise of Black Power in the black Atlantic world of the late 1960s transformed the cultural politics of decolonisation in Britain and the Caribbean. In the injunction to ‘think black’ was a demand ... More


Anxiety abroad: Austerity, abundance and race in post-war visual culture

David C. Wall

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In a post-war world of austerity and privation, visions of plenty often held out the possibility of liberation and regeneration. But those visions just as frequently codified “plenty” as something to ... More


The peasant armed: Bengal, Vietnam and transnational solidarities in Utpal Dutt’s Invincible Vietnam

Abin Chakraborty

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The process of decolonisation refers to both struggles against colonial authorities and those against local elites who acquired and abused power after independence. Such struggles often sought ... More


Cultural heritage as performance: Re-enacting Angkorian grandeur in postcolonial Cambodia (1953–70)

Michael Falser

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The topos of inheriting the built legacy of the temples of Angkor (9th to 13th centuries CE) had been a vital element of the French-colonial civilizing mission in Cambodia from 1863 onwards. Yet this ... More


‘I still don’t have a country’: The southern African settler diaspora after decolonization

Jean Smith

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Focusing on the national museums of Ghana and Mali, this chapter examines the ways in which cultural heritage was dealt with in these institutions, alongside the modernisation projects of these ... More


Managing the cultural past in the newly independent states of Mali and Ghana

Sophie Mew

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter uses the oral history narratives of six post-war British migrants to southern Africa to analyse the impact of decolonisation on individuals. With attention to performances of identity ... More


More than tropical?: Modern housing, expatriate practitioners and the Volta River Project in decolonising Ghana

Viviana d’Auria

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

With a focus on ‘practised architecture’, this chapter contests the understanding of physical things as mere mirrors of social norms and economic interests, stretching the analysis of decolonisation ... More


Designing change: Coins and the creation of new national identities

Catherine Eagleton

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Designs on currency are often seen as markers of political change, with the change in images at independence seen as a visual representation of the new nation. However, most studies have explored ... More


What colonial legacy?: The Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (House of Language) and Malaysia’s cultural decolonization

Rachel Leow

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This essay argues that an examination of the cultural effects of decolonisation can yield a clearer appreciation of the combined role of both coloniser and colonised in the making of the postcolonial ... More


Reframing cultures of decolonisation

Ruth Craggs and Claire Wintle

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter sets out the key arguments of Cultures of Decolonisation. It begins by exploring the existing historiography of decolonisation, before explaining the value of the interdisciplinary and ... More


Decolonising the Intellectual: Politics, Culture, and Humanism at the End of the French Empire

Jane Hiddleston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380321
eISBN:
9781781381533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyses the work of six francophone intellectuals writing in the lead-up to the decolonisation of many of France's colonies in the 1950s and 60s. While figures such as Senghor, Césaire, ... More


Defending the realm: The politics of Britains small wars since 1945

Aaron Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719084416
eISBN:
9781781704738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084416.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Britain is often revered for its extensive experience of waging ‘small wars’. Its long imperial history is littered with high profile counter-insurgency campaigns, thus marking it out as the world's ... More


Conclusion: Domestic service at the end of Empire

Claire Lowrie

in Masters and servants: Cultures of empire in the tropics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095337
eISBN:
9781526109651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095337.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

The conclusion outlines the changes to domestic service in Darwin and Singapore from the 1890s to the 1930s. The conclusion reflects on the differences between the two sites and the insights which an ... More


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