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Theorizing Imperialism

Gerry Kearns

in Geopolitics and Empire: The Legacy of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230112
eISBN:
9780191696411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230112.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter contrasts accounts of the 19th-century New Imperialism by Mackinder and the economist John Hobson. Mackinder and Hobson might be taken as paradigmatic ideologists at two ends of the ... More


Empire and Metropolitan Cultures

John M. Mackenzie

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

There is extreme debate about the association of metropolitan cultures to British Empire. This chapter considers both the debate by Beloff and Said, and the scale of the problem, which recent work ... More


The “New Realities” of Imperialism

in The Empire of Civilization: The Evolution of an Imperial Idea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226068145
eISBN:
9780226068169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226068169.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides an account of the growing calls for a “new imperialism” to deal with the problems that result from the divisions of the world into the “civilized” and “uncivilized” spheres. It ... More


British Expansion, Empire, and Technological Change

Robert Kubicek

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Technological changes, whatever their origins, have often been turned to imperial purposes. In line with this, this chapter argues that various technologies, especially when combined, enhanced the ... More


Moral Imperfection: An Ethics for Democracy

Leela Gandhi

in The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy, 1900-1955

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226019871
eISBN:
9780226020075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020075.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introduction sets the stage for the explorations that follow in subsequent chapters of the book. It traces the emergence of shared perfectionist values across fascism, imperialism, and ... More


Old and new

Steven Kettell

in New Labour and the New World Order: Britain's Role in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081361
eISBN:
9781781702499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081361.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

British foreign policy after 1945 was intended to establish closer ties with the United States as a means of compensating for Britain's decline as an independent Great Power. Yet relations with both ... More


The Administrator's Fiat: Henry Hesketh Bell and the Establishment of the Carib Reserve (1900–1921)

Peter Hulme

in Remnants of Conquest: The Island Caribs and their Visitors, 1877-1998

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112150
eISBN:
9780191670688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112150.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Events of 1898 made abundantly clear what had already been on the cards for some time for Britain: that it should either take steps to shore up its weaker colonies in the West Indies or risk losing ... More


New Imperialism and Domestic Agitations

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explains how five governors ruled British Guiana between 1900 and 1920, and how the responses of these proconsuls to the colony's complex set of challenges influenced Guyana's economic, ... More


Imperial Sovereignty: The Limits of Liberalism and the Case of Mysore

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Mid-Victorian liberal discourse offered two incompatible modes of legitimating sovereignty beyond England’s borders: a “Greater British” idealization of white settlement and trade; and the imperial ... More


Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa

Edward Berenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234277
eISBN:
9780520947191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234277.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During the decades of empire (1870–1914), legendary heroes and their astonishing deeds of conquest gave imperialism a recognizable human face. Henry Morton Stanley, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, ... More


Introduction

Steven Kettell

in New Labour and the New World Order: Britain's Role in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081361
eISBN:
9781781702499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081361.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Launched by the United States in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the overarching objective of the war on terror was to advance a wide-ranging project of geo-strategic reordering designed ... More


The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

Timothy H. Parsons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199931156
eISBN:
9780190254698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199931156.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This book gives a sweeping account of the evolution of empire from its origins in ancient Rome to its most recent twentieth-century embodiment. It explains what constitutes an empire and offers ... More


The Triumph of the New Toryism and the Spirit of the Second British Empire

James M. Vaughn

in The Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III: The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300208269
eISBN:
9780300240542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208269.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter details events that occurred between the 1760s and 1770s. During this period, the oligarchic order largely supported the New Tory imperialism, which laid down the foundations of the ... More


“India is ‘a Bore’”: Imperial Governmentality in The Eustace Diamonds

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at Anthony Trollope’s most sustained fictional meditation on India as well as a key example of the naturalistic narrative of capitalist globalization. Famously influenced by ... More


Decline and fall

Steven Kettell

in New Labour and the New World Order: Britain's Role in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081361
eISBN:
9781781702499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081361.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The launching of the war on terror in September 2001 was shaped by two immediate factors: the new imperialism adopted by the United States from the end of the Cold War, and the specific form and ... More


The “Hottentot Apron”: Genital Aberration in the History of Sexual Science

Rebecca Hodes

in Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293373
eISBN:
9780520966673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293373.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the role played by racial scientists in the sexual scientific readings of the “Hottentot apron,” a perceived elongation of the labia associated with the Khoisan women of South ... More


Australia and the Problems of the Far East

Benjamin Mountford

in Britain, China, and Colonial Australia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198790549
eISBN:
9780191831843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790549.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

During the last twenty years our understanding of the history of Anglo-Chinese relations and the political and cultural significance of Britain’s connections to the Far East has been profoundly ... More


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