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Gender and imperialism: mapping the connections
Clare Midgley

(Harare, Sapes Books, 1994); A. Smith and M. Bull, Margery Perham and British Rule in Africa (London, Frank Cass, 1991). 8 E. Williams, British Historians and the West Indies (London, André Deutsch, 1966), p. 234. See also E. Williams, Capitalism and Slavery (Chapel Hill, University of

in Gender and imperialism
Richard Huzzey and John McAleer

. 32 Such nods to hagiography contrast starkly with the work of Eric Williams, whose views became influential from the 1960s. 33 His Capitalism and Slavery condemned British abolition as a beneficent side-effect of industrial capitalist development. His Marxist interpretation of British anti-slavery looked more to macro-economic factors

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade
C. A. Bayly

put into power a true democratic ministry’. 32 Sir Henry Cotton foresaw a ‘United States of India’ in which labour was protected from the sort of abuse that was daily evident in the Assam tea plantations. Edward Carpenter 33 and Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, the Anglo-Ceylonese, both romantic socialists, denounced the destruction of Indian industries by the evils of British capitalism. Carpenter

in The cultural construction of the British world
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Bill Schwarz

world’s two hundred and fifty million Negroes, as Negroes . Padmore argued that they were exploited as a class and as ‘a nation’, though locating the ultimate source of oppression in the systems of capital. This entailed his reviving the classic marxist interpretations of imperialism, though positioning race oppression at the analytical heart of his understanding of capitalism. These theoretical

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
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Sue Thomas

Officer at Excal, who represents the more aggressive and dynamic masculinity of late 1950s and early 1960s British consumer capitalism. The medieval trappings Whymper gives Stone’s welfare scheme mask its efficacy as a contemporary vehicle for marketing and for the enmeshing of Whymper’s masculine individualism with consumer capitalism. 44 Whymper is more overtly and casually xenophobic, racist

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
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Saul Dubow

manage processes of labour allocation and urbanisation in the interests of the smooth workings of racial capitalism, but also to confirm to their own supporters that apartheid was a rational system and that the government was the ultimate guarantor of social order. The relationship between science and state rationality is also a major theme in Keith Shear’s chapter on the use of dogs by South African

in Science and society in southern Africa
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Memory and history in settler colonialism
Annie E. Coombes

national context, usually South Africa or Aotearoa New Zealand. However, even in these collections few of the fascinating case studies engage with comparative material within the same case study. One of the earliest monographs to lead the way in such an intellectual enterprise can be found in the analysis of the political economy of the development of capitalism in settler societies in Donald Denoon’s work of 1983. 4 Rethinking Settler Colonialism expands on the project of comparative research begun in these studies. It

in Rethinking settler colonialism
Towards a global synthesis
Richard H. Grove

, historically resistance to other more controlled forms of ecological transition has been opposed equally strongly. Since the mid-eighteenth century the emerging discourses of natural science have played a major part in this dynamic. As they have been adopted by states in the course of the diffusion of capitalism, especially in the context of colonial rule, such discourses have been utilised to justify and promote

in Imperialism and the natural world
Daniel Gorman

, 2003). For an identically titled, yet more theoretical, study of globalization, see Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Empire (Cambridge, MA, 2000). Hardt and Negri’s concept of ‘the multitude,’ while approximating an idea of global citizenship, is rooted in resistance to modern capitalism and the biopower upon which they claim it rests, not an allegiance

in Imperial citizenship
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Maritime men in an iron world
Frances Steel

seafaring profession as one of masculine independence, adventure and freedom, an escape from women and family. In the age of steam the legacies of an earlier maritime age shaped the gendered nature of workplace relations afloat and domestic relations ashore, yet the rise of large shipping companies and managerial capitalism also forged new expectations about their interdependence

in Oceania under steam