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Gender, navy and empire

-reaching personnel reforms improved the reputation of the navy and the status of its men. As a consequence of widespread criticism about Britain’s military performance in the Boer War, national and imperial identities became even more sharply aligned to Britain’s naval heritage. By the Edwardian age, the popular image of the naval man came to symbolise the strength of the navy, the stability of Britain and the health of the

in From Jack Tar to Union Jack
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capacity to disrupt even the most experienced and well-informed passengers’ sense of self, time and space. Beale, an Irish Quaker, and McNeill, a Scotsman, were both first-time outbound emigrants; Lyall was a successful squatter, returning to Scotland for a visit after seventeen years in Victoria. For Beale, the voyage demonstrated the contingent nature of identity and the consequently uncertain basis of

in Imperial spaces
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-Muslim identity politics in the imperial metropole during this period. For the image of the unified, monolithic, Islamic world, so frequently found in contemporary English discourse on the topic, served to reinforce the belief in the unified English nation despite the contested nature of Englishness and the fact that national identity was formed through perceived differences. This chapter’s discussion of the

in The harem, slavery and British imperial culture
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A settler society

’s identities. More important, though, were the broader communities the new recruits joined. Four overlapping but clearly differentiated groups comprised this British presence in China: settlers, expatriates, missionaries, and officials. The largest sector is labelled here the settler community, and it is part of the argument of this book that settlers should be clearly distinguished from the other sectors, and

in Britain in China

preserving their identity as Arab family women opposed to Westernisation. 63 As the case of Nazira Zayn al-Din discussed above indicates, cultural practices, and particular styles of dress, were always contested ground between Arab nationalists and the French authorities, as well as between Muslim men and women. Yet the mandate authorities dodged these issues, preferring to promote Western fashion indirectly

in The French empire between the wars
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Gender and imperialism: mapping the connections

nationalist and independence movements, the development of feminisms and women’s resistance to colonial slavery; contests over British imperial social reform aimed at women and the impact of such reforms on women; the impact of colonialism on the sexual division of labour and on women’s land rights and socio-economic position. 36 Debates have been generated concerning the question of female agency, the

in Gender and imperialism
Glasgow – imperial municipality

the relative size of their population in the United Kingdom. The same search for a larger identity continues with the modern nationalist/internationalist cry (albeit strongly contested in Scottish nationalism) of ‘Scotland and Europe’, neatly replacing ‘Scotland and the empire’. When J. A. Froude visited Sandhurst, near Ballarat, in the Australian colony of Victoria in early 1885 its Scots mayor told him ‘We want more Scots. Give us Scots. Give us the whole population of Glasgow.’ 68 It is an awesome thought

in Imperial cities

Imperialism series, John MacKenzie pioneered a means of bringing empire and Britain, periphery and core, and British and imperial historians, closer together. Rather than thinking of core and periphery as two interacting but discrete spatial containers, each maintaining its own essential identity, he saw that one of these containers was actually constituted by the other. In Propaganda and Empire (1984

in Writing imperial histories
The contexts

places were not important, but the appropriation of ‘ancient Greece’ to intellectual and political life, and the ‘Holy Land’ to religious culture and social behaviour, made them important places of interest in modern times. 75 Nationalism and identity formation As mentioned, nationalism is a major component of the Eastern Question and the Ottoman

in British Imperialism in Cyprus, 1878–1915
A Maori tribal response to Te Papa: the Museum of New Zealand

ethnic identity contest has arisen a new phenomenon known as the urban, or pan-Maori, marae, thus perpetuating the media’s propensity to put all Maori into one racially biased basket. In reality, there remain over fifty major tribal groups in Aotearoa, of which Te Arawa is but one. Te Arawa comprises around 16 autonomous kin groupings, including Ngati Whakaue, and within Ngati Whakaue there are 20 major families. At the last count, my family alone accounts for around 3,500 living descendants and has affiliations to over 20

in Rethinking settler colonialism