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C. A. Bayly

publication in 2010 of Robert Bickers’s edited volume, Settlers and Expatriates , an additional part of the Oxford History of the British Empire . 1 This is a volume which considers issues of identity, race and gender which are very much to the fore in contemporary world history. It builds on the work of scholars such as Peter Marshall, Dane Kennedy and Elizabeth Buettner. 2 Secondly, there is an

in The cultural construction of the British world
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The Customs, China and the empire world
Catherine Ladds

, the Customs and China Empire Careers explores the life and work experiences of the Customs’ multinational staff, asking how expatriates were personally and professionally changed by a career overseas. Its chapters consider the professional triumphs and tribulations of the Customs’ foreign personnel, the social activities they engaged in, the personal and family lives they

in Empire careers
Andrew Mackillop

nationalities in the elite echelons for the first half of the eighteenth century. The tiny percentage in this period underline the Company’s London-centred hiring preferences. It is equally clear that variations between the different groups existed from the start. Initially, the Welsh share was the most substantial, with the long-established expatriate presence in London delivering a ratio of posts in the 1690s and early 1700s proportionate to the country’s population. Yet across the whole eighteenth century the overall picture is one of declining involvement and, eventually

in Human capital and empire
The impact of colonial universities on the University of London
Dongkyung Shin

that the consultation and preparation for Adams’s appointment was an informal process and there was no student participation in decisionmaking. 26 From the 1960s, many British expatriate staff were returning to British universities from colonial institutions due to the uncertain political, societal and academic conditions in newly independent

in British culture after empire
Matthew M. Heaton

believed that because the Pilgrim Officer would be working closely with senior members of the Sudanese government, he ‘should be an experienced expatriate officer’ and recommended that ‘an attempt should be made to find a recently retired Northern Administrative Officer to fill this post.’ 34 Indeed, nothing about the requirements for the position necessarily indicated that a

in Decolonising the Hajj
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Jean P. Smith

”’, in Settlers and Expatriates: Britons over the Seas , ed. Robert Bickers (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) ; David Kenrick, ‘Settler Soul-Searching and Sovereign Independence: The Monarchy in Rhodesia, 1965–1970’, Journal of South African Studies 44:6 (2018), 1077–93 . 27 Here the emphasis is on both persistence and evolution. Networks were not ‘reified or ossified’ but were ever evolving. David Lambert and Alan Lester, ‘Introduction: Imperial Spaces, Imperial

in Settlers at the end of empire
Daljit Nagra at the diasporic museum
John McLeod

unsettling ‘ouboum’ in the ears of the expatriate British in A Passage to India (1924) becomes imaginatively linked to the so-called ‘War on Terror’ in the wake of 9/11 and the conflicts fought in other caves: ‘what sound // booms from these nooks summoning each child to its Tora / Bora dome, / where an ordinance drones: home ?’ (p. 52). In a similar vein

in British culture after empire
Immigration, decolonisation and Britain’s radical right, 1954– 1967
Liam J. Liburd

Committee of the United Central Africa Association, and then for a time as Lord Beaverbrook’s ‘literary adviser and personal assistant’. 34 In the same year, after securing the financial support of R. K. Jeffrey, an eccentric British expatriate living in Chile, Chesterton was able to found his own journal, Candour . A year later, he founded the League of Empire

in British culture after empire
Ed Dodson

scrutiny on biographical or racial grounds. 2 While Mantel explores the haunting, violent legacies of colonialism in South Africa and Bechuanaland, J. G. Ballard’s Cocaine Nights (1996) envisions expatriate life on the Costa del Sol as an intra-European form of neocolonialism. In On Chesil Beach (2007), Ian McEwan situates his narrative of sexual liberation within the

in British culture after empire
The southern African settler diaspora after decolonisation
Jean P. Smith

are performed through cultures of association, sociability, ceremony, accent and interior decoration, therefore oral history evidence can help us to understand the ways in which decolonisation was experienced, negotiated and contested by different communities and individuals caught up in the political transitions that marked the end of empire. Notes 1 See Bickers, Settlers and Expatriates: Britons over the Seas , especially the chapters by Elizabeth Buettner and John Darwin. For

in Settlers at the end of empire