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Frances Steel

port were attacked as part of a broader social project to domesticate the image of seafarers in national and imperial life. Broader realignments in cultural notions of masculine respectability and responsibility – as well as their limits – can be charted through maritime labour history. The rise of modern managerial capitalism in shipping, with its rule books and regulations, also placed considerable

in Oceania under steam
Carol Polsgrove

‘Turn the imperialist war into civil war’, James urged the readers of World Revolution. ‘Abolish capitalism. Build international Socialism.’ 26 Padmore mirrored James’s views in his own book published the same year by Secker and Warburg: Africa and World Peace. If war was caused by capitalists competing with each other for markets, resources, and targets of

in Ending British rule in Africa
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Carol Polsgrove

agricultural production’, he wrote. In one sentence, he upheld the Western campaign to ‘contain’ communism while at the same time offering as an alternative not free-market capitalism but ‘a socialist programme … and co-operative methods’. Rebuilding African economies along these lines required ‘setting the colonies immediately on the road to self-government, since only popularly elected

in Ending British rule in Africa
Anandi Ramamurthy

Baran’s groundbreaking article ‘The Political Economy of Growth’ was to provide a viewpoint which challenged arguments such as these in the same year. Baran noted that not only did Western capitalism destroy the self-sufficiency of the rural communities of the ‘third world’ countries, which was the mainstay of their pre-capitalist economies, but that this removal had a devastating effect on the prospect

in Imperial persuaders
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Giordano Nanni

sense of time, there could be only a limited degree of communication and exchange of commodities in the rapidly-expanding networks of capitalism and Christianity – no synchronisation of labour rhythms and meshing of industrial timetables; no sense of uniting all the world’s peoples under one God. At the most fundamental level, therefore, time was both a tool and a channel for the incorporation of human

in The colonisation of time
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Missionary schools and the reform of ‘African time’
Giordano Nanni

, pp. 1187–222; Legassick, ‘The State, Racism and the Rise of Capitalism’, pp. 359–68; 2 Legassick, ‘The State, Racism and the Rise of Capitalism’, pp. 364–7; Bundy, Rise and Fall of the South African Peasantry; Clifton C. Crais, White Supremacy and Black Resistance in Pre

in The colonisation of time
Patterns of policing in the European empires during the depression years
Martin Thomas

Colonial Malaya, 1870–1940 (Cambridge, 1996); Ann Laura Stoler, Capitalism and Confrontation in Sumatra’s Plantation Belt, 1870–1979 (New Haven, CT, 1985). 46 Allen Isaacman, Cotton Is the Mother of Poverty: Peasants, Work, and Rural Struggle in Colonial Mozambique, 1928

in Writing imperial histories
Brad Beaven

his forebears, Jack London presented a dramatic, compelling and often confused portrait of the East End poor, which was littered throughout with political and social contradictions. 34 On the surface, London differed from his predecessors as he was an American, with working-class origins and a socialist critical of capitalism and imperialism. Jack London's People of the Abyss is essentially a devastating critique of

in Visions of empire
Mark Hampton

the people.’ The article went on to list seven different areas in which the Government currently contributed to Hong Kong’s continual modernisation, while reminding its readers that these achievements occurred notwithstanding ‘Hong Kong’s very low tax rate’. 2 Chapter 2 argued that Hong Kong Britishness included a libertarian vision of unconstrained capitalism in

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
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Postcolonial hangovers
Mark Hampton

alternative empire: one in which China’s emergence as the world’s most important creditor nation, global projection of ‘soft power’ as well as hard, infrastructure projects in Africa, and securing of food and mineral supplies around the world raise the prospects of an entirely different model of statist capitalism that can at best peacefully coexist with Barton’s ‘one world culture’. 21 In this

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97