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Britain and the World

Hunting Africa

British Sport, African Knowledge and the Nature of Empire

Authors: Thompsell, Angela

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About this book

This book recovers the multiplicity of meanings embedded in colonial hunting and the power it symbolized by examining both the incorporation and representation of British women hunters in the sport and how African people leveraged British hunters' dependence on their labor and knowledge to direct the impact and experience of hunting.

About the authors

Angela Thompsell is Assistant Professor of British and African History at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, USA.

Reviews

“Angela Thompsell’s Hunting Africa is relatively short at just over 150 pages of text … . The book touches on themes of gender, the social history of both African and colonial communities, the economics of hunting, and the image of Africa in British culture. … Hunting Africa was published by Palgrave Macmillan in conjunction with the British Scholar Society, which indicates that the audience is specialist historians of empire and gender … .” (Toby Harper, H-Disability, H-Net Reviews, h-net.org, May, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Reconsidering Hunting as a Site of Masculine and Imperial Domination

    Thompsell, Angela

    Pages 1-11

  • Real Men/Savage Nature: The Rise of African Big Game Hunting, 1870–1914

    Thompsell, Angela

    Pages 12-41

  • ‘The Bitter Thraldom of Dependence’: Negotiating the Hunt

    Thompsell, Angela

    Pages 42-72

  • Guns and Reeds: Africanizing British Big Game Hunting

    Thompsell, Angela

    Pages 73-100

  • Lady Lion Hunters: An Imperial Femininity

    Thompsell, Angela

    Pages 101-133

Buy this book

eBook £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49443-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £63.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49442-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hunting Africa
Book Subtitle
British Sport, African Knowledge and the Nature of Empire
Authors
Series Title
Britain and the World
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Angela Thompsell
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49443-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137494436
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49442-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 229
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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