Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series

Transnational Lives

Biographies of Global Modernity, 1700-present

Editors: Deacon, D., Russell, P., Woollacott, A. (Eds.)

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The transnationalism of ordinary lives threatens the stability of national identity and unsettles the framework of national histories and biography. This book takes mobility, not nation, as its frame, and captures a rich array of lives, from the elite to the subaltern, that have crossed national, racial and cartographic boundaries.

About the authors

DESLEY DEACON  is Professor of Gender History in the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. She taught in the American Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin from 1985 to 2001. She is the author of Elsie Clews Parsons: Inventing Modern Life (Chicago 1997) and is writing a life of the Australian-born international star Judith Anderson.
PENNY RUSSELL  Associate Professor of History at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her books include A Wish of Distinction: Colonial Gentility and Femininity (Melbourne University Press, 1994); and This Errant Lady: Jane Franklin's Overland Journey to Port Phillip and Sydney, 1839 (National Library of Australia, 2002). She is currently completing Arctic Romance: Lady Franklin and the Lost Polar Expedition for the University of Toronto Press.

ANGELA WOOLLACOTT  is the Manning Clark Professor of History at the Australian National University. Her books include On Her Their Lives Depend: Munitions Workers in the Great War (University of California Press, 1994); To Try Her Fortune in London: Australian Women, Colonialism and Modernity (Oxford University Press, 2001); and Gender and Empire (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Deacon, Desley (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • A Story with an Argument: Writing the Transnational Life of a Sea Captain’s Wife

    Hodes, Martha

    Pages 15-26

  • Peripheral Visions: Heterography and Writing the Transnational Life of Sara Baartman

    Scully, Pamela

    Pages 27-40

  • Writing the Entrapped Nations of Indigenous Australia into Being

    Toorn, Penny

    Pages 41-53

  • Dancing with Shadows: Biography and the Making and Remaking of the Atlantic World

    McDonnell, Michael A.

    Pages 54-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Lives
Book Subtitle
Biographies of Global Modernity, 1700-present
Editors
  • D. Deacon
  • P. Russell
  • A. Woollacott
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27747-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230277472
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23870-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 311
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