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Elite and 'Shadow Networks': Quaker investigative counter travel, protective governance, and Indigenous worlds in the Southern oceans

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Edmonds, P, Elite and 'Shadow Networks': Quaker investigative counter travel, protective governance, and Indigenous worlds in the Southern oceans, Journal of Colonialism & Colonial History, 19, (2) pp. 1-24. ISSN 1532-5768 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2018 Penelope Edmonds and The Johns Hopkins University Press

DOI: doi:10.1353/cch.2018.0010

Abstract

This paper traces the investigative tours of British Quakers in the Southern oceans "travelling under concern" in the 1830s, who sought to witness the treatment of those violently mobilised and dislocated in empire’s service. The paper argues that these tours, as both religious journeys and cross-cultural enquiries, highlight the contingent and enmeshed ways that travel, mobility and the violence of empire and could give rise to new networks and social relations and constituted a form of imperial counter travel or counter networking. Crucially, the paper explores the interconnectedness of elite and subaltern networks, revealing the entanglements of humanitarian travel with Indigenous "shadow networks," which left their traces in modes of imperial governance, as well as circuits of textuality, language and collecting.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Indigenous worlds, counter travel, protective governance, Shadow Networks
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's Past
UTAS Author:Edmonds, P (Associate Professor Penny Edmonds)
ID Code:129981
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-01-03
Last Modified:2019-05-03
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