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Britishness Abroad: Transnational Movements and Imperial Cultures

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Darian-Smith, K and Macintyre, S and Grimshaw, P, Britishness Abroad: Transnational Movements and Imperial Cultures, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 302. ISBN 9780522853926 (2007) [Edited Book]

Official URL: https://www.mup.com.au/books/9780522853926-british...

Abstract

As a global phenomenon Britishness encompassed trade, conquest and settlement and the development of imperial cultures within the vast reaches of the British Empire. At its zenith peoples around the world joined in shared traditions and common loyalties that were strenuously maintained; even those who contested its claims found it difficult to escape its effects. With the eclipse of British power and influence, the importance of this legacy has attracted increasing attention from researchers seeking to escape the confines of national histories.

Britishness Abroad explores the cultural, economic and political aspects of Britishness in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Canada and South Africa, as well as in the United States and within Britain itself. Leading scholars consider the movement of people, money, technology, identities, beliefs and attitudes around the British world and examine what happened to Britishness as the Empire declined.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:British History
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Darian-Smith, K (Professor Kate Darian-Smith)
ID Code:124459
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2018-02-22
Last Modified:2018-02-22
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