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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
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
Neville Kirk

-national connections’, and their effects upon the ALP ’s and the BLP ’s attitudes and practices towards questions of nation, empire, race and class. 29 While imperialism, capitalism, urbanisation and industrialisation are examples of these ‘super-national’ processes, ‘extra-national connections’ link people, ideas, cultures, institutions, goods, services and so on, and their movements, encounters, exchanges and mutual influences, across national boundaries. 30 There were considerable migratory flows between Britain and

in Labour and the politics of Empire
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Tim Youngs

representations, and these are (or should be) particularly noticeable in the second half of the nineteenth century as social movements, technological innovations, and developments in the forms of capitalism combine with intellectual currents to shape not just people’s comprehension of one another (and of self and other), but to alter the production, circulation, and reception of texts. Thus John MacKenzie is

in Travellers in Africa
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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
Ben Silverstein

native social organisation as a structure itself to be evolved towards modernity. 49 Both extinction and assimilation have, in a way, the same end within a dominant settler colonial discourse – the elimination of nativeness – but they followed importantly different paths. In the path adopted in the establishment of the Native Affairs Branch in 1939, Aboriginal communities and economies would be temporally and spatially articulated in different ways with pastoral capitalism. This resembled a resolution common to colonial societies around the Empire, conducting

in Governing natives
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
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