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A case study in colonial Bildungskarikatur
Albert D. Pionke and Frederick Whiting

Bracketing violations of the taboo that might be mentioned, Moretti nevertheless maintains that it is precisely the historical and political repression described above that constitutes the essence of Bildungsroman as a symbolic form: ‘[i]f youth, therefore achieves its symbolic centrality, and the “great narrative” of the Bildungsroman comes into being, this is because Europe has to attach a meaning, not so much to youth, as to modernity ’. 35 He might more accurately have said meanings , for as he elsewhere observes

in Comic empires
Eonomics, infrastructure and education
Christopher Prior

Officials, it has been suggested, possessed an ‘innate anti-modernism’. 1 They were what might be termed pragmatically hostile to all but the lightest of changes because they felt alterations threatened to destabilise, or even destroy, the imperial system. In the face of this, there were in fact a variety of reasons why officials had a vested interest in altering

in Exporting empire
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The origins of colonial museums
John M. MacKenzie

atavistic forms, many of them reflecting a much earlier stage of development in Europe itself. And this, in turn, led into concerns with ‘world civilisation’. Given the organisational methods of the time, collecting weapons of warfare or the hunt, ceramics and metalwork, utensils and religious objects, as well as the artistic forms that infused and ‘spiritualised’ them could be indulged on a global scale

in Museums and empire
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Laughing at Livingstone?
Justin D. Livingstone

mind, a process that necessarily remains ongoing even after the achievement of formal independence. And so a characteristic feature of much postcolonial literature is its oppositional impulse towards the imperial centre, its contestation of the values of European civilisation, and its denigration of ‘the West’ as an ideology. 14 The reconstructions of Livingstone that will occupy the bulk of this

in Livingstone’s ‘Lives’
Development in South-Eastern Tanganyika from the late 1930s to the 1950s
Juhani Koponen

concerns the meaning of development. A notion notorious for the multiplicity of its meanings, ‘development’ is used differently in differing languages and in the same languages in different periods. In our case in particular, the etymology and connotations of Swahili maendeleo and English ‘development’, and the latter’s European equivalents such as Entwicklung and développement

in Developing Africa
Gary Wilder

than restrict collective representations to non-Western societies and make them a function of a general and irreconcilably primitive mentality, Mauss identified them as central features of all societies. Instead of making modern, rational, Europe a norm against which to measure the evolutionary stages of other societies, he sought to make the West one among many. He thus

in Ordering Africa
Brenda M. King

, textile producers and consumers all admired them. This was the case for many major European textile-manufacturing countries and most types of textile manufacture. Indian textiles widely influenced woven, printed and embroidered textile production in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and America. Indian designs maintained a relevance to aesthetic and technical education throughout the

in Silk and empire
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Empire and music
Jeffrey Richards

much of it was now generated mechanically by wireless, gramophone and cinema. There was a decline in concert-going, and the rise of modernism opened up a gulf between ‘art music’ and ‘popular music’ that has never been bridged. But there continued to be cross-class national music taste, fostered by the new mechanical media, and much of the standard Victorian and Edwardian musical fare – classical

in Imperialism and music
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Robert H. MacDonald

as an atavistic reaction to European rivalry; 5 I am more concerned here with contemporary perceptions. Imperialism was one of the pivotal facts of the late Victorian and Edwardian years. As a political idea, it was tied to expansion, to a sense that British government was good government, and that the rest of the world would be better under British rule. Contemporary apologists linked

in The language of empire
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De-celebrating the Canadian nation, de-colonising the Canadian museum, 1967-92
Ruth B. Phillips

for a general boycott of the Winter Olympics had not been heeded, the boycott of the exhibition met with some success, attracting a great deal of publicity and widespread support among the academic world. It also generated fierce debates within many of the museums that were contacted, particularly in Europe, especially after the boycott gained the support of the Assembly of First Nations, Canada’s largest Aboriginal political organisation. In the end, although the boycott attracted considerable sympathy and support, most

in Rethinking settler colonialism