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Introduction

D. R. M. Irving

in Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195378269
eISBN:
9780199864614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378269.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter proposes counterpoint as a metaphor for the historical critique of colonial musical cultures in the early modern world. It explains how Edward W. Said's technique of “contrapuntal ... More


The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Andrew Porter (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The Oxford History of the British Empire is an assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. Volume III covers the long ... More


The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Judith Brown and Wm Roger Louis (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This book, which is volume IV in a series, is an assessment of the British Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. This series helps to understand ... More


Introduction

Jeff Mielke

in Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to understand Japanese colonial culture by analyzing the tropes of savagery in literary works and exploring links between ... More


Architecture in the British Empire

Thomas R. Metcalf

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0037
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Any assessment of architecture within the British Empire must take into account both the historic monuments of the colonized territories and colonial architecture. The notion of decline at once made ... More


Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures: The Persistence of Diversity

Charles Forsdick

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258291
eISBN:
9780191698538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258291.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book studies 20th-century travel literature in French, tracking the form from the colonial past to the postcolonial present. Whereas most recent explorations of travel literature have addressed ... More


Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Robert Tierney

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a study of the figures and tropes of “savagery” in Japanese colonial culture. Through an analysis of literary works, ethnographic studies, and a variety of other discourses, the book ... More


Circulating Empires: Colonial Authority and the Immoral, Subversive Problem of American Film

Brian Larkin

in Globalizing American Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185064
eISBN:
9780226185088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185088.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Empire, the projection of political power across space, is a function of circulation. Imperial control organizes diverse territories into a hierarchical system that “resonates together” by placing ... More


Historicising ‘houseboys’: cultures of male servitude in the tropics, 1880s–1910s

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/9780719095337.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

In colonies across the tropical regions of Southeast Asia, northern Australia, the Pacific, India and Africa, male domestic servants called ‘houseboys’ were widely employed in European homes well ... More


Conclusion: Growing Up with Empire

Jeff Bowersox

in Raising Germans in the Age of Empire: Youth and Colonial Culture, 1871-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641093
eISBN:
9780191750625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641093.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

The concluding chapter suggests how this book helps us better understand the Imperial era and beyond. We cannot reduce Germany's colonial culture to support for Germany's specific colonial policies ... More


You can get there from here: critique and utopia in Benita Parry's thought

Laura Chrisman

in Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058271
eISBN:
9781781700136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058271.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the interplay of critique and affirmation in Parry's work. It begins by looking at her analysis of ethnic solipsism in the metropole, while also discussing her contribution to ... More


British North America in the Empire: An Overview

Stephen Foster and Evan Haefeli

in British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199206124
eISBN:
9780191746635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206124.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This is the synoptic chapter. Despite frequent cross-referencing to the chapters that follow, it is not a summary of the volume and, if anything, attempts to fill in the gaps of coverage as it places ... More


In Transit: The Formation of a Colonial East Asian Cultural Sphere

Faye Yuan Kleeman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838607
eISBN:
9780824871482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838607.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines the creation of an East Asian cultural sphere by the Japanese imperial project in the first half of the twentieth century. It seeks to re-read the “Greater East Asian Co-prosperity ... More


‘This is London calling the West Indies’: the BBC’s Caribbean Voices

Glyne Griffith

in West Indian Intellectuals in Britain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064746
eISBN:
9781781700426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064746.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The story of Caribbean Voices shows that conservative colonial attitudes could be as prevalent at the periphery as at the imperial centre, and conversely, that hostility toward the myopic authority ... More


Marcus Clarke

Andrew Mccann

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at Marcus Clarke's For the Term of His Natural Life (1870–1872), which is considered as his enduring contribution to Australian literature and to a broader literature of empire. ... More


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