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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Imperial History and the Global Politics of Exclusion

Britain, 1880-1940

Authors: Behm, Amanda

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  • Presents a new and compelling interpretation of the the intellectual worlds and motives at the heart of the late British empire
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  • Demonstrates precisely how racism served as the bulwark for imperial rule, as well as its undoing
  • Offers a new way of thinking about the relationship between ideas and action in British, Imperial, Anglo-American, and international history
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Examining the rise of the field of imperial history in Britain and wider webs of advocacy, this book demonstrates how intellectuals and politicians promoted settler colonialism, excluded the subject empire, and laid a precarious framework for decolonization. History was politics in late-nineteenth-century Britain. But the means by which influential thinkers sought to steer democracy and state development also consigned vast populations to the margins of imperial debate and policy. From the 1880s onward, politicians, intellectuals, and journalists erected a school of thought based on exclusion and deferral that segregated past and future, backwardness and civilization, validating racial discrimination in empire all while disavowing racism. These efforts, however, engendered powerful anticolonial backlash and cast a long shadow over the closing decades of imperial rule. Bringing to life the forgotten struggles which have, in effect, defined our times, Imperial History and the Global Politics of Exclusion is an important reinterpretation of the intellectual history of the British Empire.

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Amanda Behm is Lecturer in British History at the University of York, UK. She has taught previously at Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54850-4
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54602-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imperial History and the Global Politics of Exclusion
Book Subtitle
Britain, 1880-1940
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54850-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54850-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54602-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 282
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