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Cosmopolitan Lives on the Cusp of Empire

Interfaith, Cross-Cultural and Transnational Networks, 1860-1950

Authors: Haggis, J., Midgley, C., Allen, M., Paisley, F.

  • Offers a comparative exploration of emergent cosmopolitanisms at the end of the era of European empiresBrings together scholarship from several intersecting fields of contemporary historical and cultural scholarship: transnational and new imperial history, colonial and post-colonial studies, religious history, international studies and critical race studies
  • Links India with the USA, UK, South Africa, Pacific and Australia to show how cosmopolitanism thought zones emerged from Britain’s largest overseas colony
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About this book

This book looks back to the period 1860 to 1950 in order to grasp how alternative visions of amity and co-existence were forged between people of faith, both within and resistant to imperial contact zones. It argues that networks of faith and friendship played a vital role in forging new vocabularies of cosmopolitanism that presaged the post-imperial world of the 1950s. In focussing on the diverse cosmopolitanisms articulated within liberal transnational networks of faith it is not intended to reduce or ignore the centrality of racisms, and especially hegemonic whiteness, in underpinning the spaces and subjectivities that these networks formed within and through. Rather, the book explores how new forms of cosmopolitanism could be articulated despite the awkward complicities and liminalities inhabited by individuals and characteristic of cosmopolitan thought zones. 

About the authors

 Jane Haggis is Associate Professor in the School of History and International Relations at Flinders University, Australia.

 

Clare Midgley is Research Professor in History at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

 

Margaret Allen is Professor Emerita at University of Adelaide, Australia.

 

Fiona Paisley is Professor in Cultural History in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University, Australia.

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“Through case studies of individuals working across religious and national boundaries, this innovative book shows how alternative visions of international collaboration were shaped in the midst of Empire. Emphasizing the spiritual dimensions of an emergent, anti-imperial, cosmopolitanism, it carves out a distinctive place in the literature on colonialism and its legacies.” (Alan Lester, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, UK)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Friendship, Faith and Cosmopolitan Thought Zones on the Cusp of Empire

    Haggis, Jane (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

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  • The Cosmopolitan Biography of the English Religious Liberal, Feminist and Writer, Sophia Dobson Collet

    Haggis, Jane (et al.)

    Pages 13-35

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  • Henry Polak: The Cosmopolitan Life of a Jewish Theosophist, Friend of India and Anti-racist Campaigner

    Haggis, Jane (et al.)

    Pages 37-61

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  • Provincialised Cosmopolitanisms: Jehangir P. Patel and Marjorie Sykes

    Haggis, Jane (et al.)

    Pages 63-83

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  • Cosmopolitan Modernity and Post-imperial Relations: Dominion Australia and Indian Internationalism in the Interwar Pacific

    Haggis, Jane (et al.)

    Pages 85-105

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Hardcover 57,19 €
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Softcover 57,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cosmopolitan Lives on the Cusp of Empire
Book Subtitle
Interfaith, Cross-Cultural and Transnational Networks, 1860-1950
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52748-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52748-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52747-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84976-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 118
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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