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Flora Shaw, The Times and South Africa

the next decade, her political journalism in the pages of ‘The Thunderer’ – nearly six hundred articles, leaders and columns – supported the expansion and consolidation of the British Empire. She became the first woman to gain a professional position on The Times and its first Colonial Editor. She wrote with lucid analysis, clarifying complex economic and political issues

in The South African War reappraised
Changing images of the New Zealand Maori in the nineteenth century

Throughout the nineteeenth century, virtually all British commentators agreed as to the inherent biological and cultural inferiority of non-European peoples. 1 There was however a considerable diversity of opinion as to the precise nature and degree of that inferiority and the extent to which it could be remedied. As we shall see these were matters of considerable political as well as academic

in Imperial medicine and indigenous societies
Paul Greenhalgh

are a testament to the power they were seen to hold for those involved in their organization. They were a principal means whereby government and private bodies presented their vision of the world to the masses; because of this, the funding behind them invariably involved political machination of one kind or another. Those who paid for the exhibitions normally had motives which went undiscussed in the official

in Ephemeral vistas
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Fields of understanding and political action

I began with some questions and suggestions. Interpreting interventions by Josephine Butler and Alfred Dyer, I suggested the promise of geographical imagination to develop new fields of understanding and political action. This pointed towards the need to cultivate a form of what Frederic Jameson once called ‘cognitive mapping’ – finding ways to represent sites of political action, positioning them with ‘a new sense of the absent global colonial system’. 1 I explained that Jameson’s suggestive, somewhat

in Sex, politics and empire
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Mapping the tyranny

I beg you to take a map of the world, and mark in the two hemispheres every place where you see this abominable system has been established by England. It will give you an idea of the extent of the tyranny. 1 Inviting people to think about a familiar problem in an unfamiliar way, Josephine Butler ( figure 0.1 ) hoped to open their political horizons and critically renew their project. The familiar problem, a preoccupation not only of feminists and moralists but also

in Sex, politics and empire
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Australian activists on the age of consent and prostitution

Two of the central claims of this book are that in the field of sexuality politics there was life beyond England, and that geographical perspectives can throw light on this by illuminating non-metropolitan sites of political action. Beginning with Malabari, I have suggested that people in colonies exercised some control over legal and political transplantation and transformation, and that this control was site specific, shaped (but not determined) by local conditions. To more fully develop this case, it helps to turn

in Sex, politics and empire
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Introducing a stronger form of regulation in Bombay

Colonies could be proactive as well as reactive sites of sexuality politics, generating new ideas and strategies. For instance, in the British Empire, CD laws made their first appearance in colonies, initially in the form of military customs and later in civil legislation. When CD Acts were finally passed for England, they were based on schemes and statutes applied in India, the Ionian Islands, Malta, Gibraltar and Hong Kong. 1 Building on the previous chapter, which concluded somewhat tentatively that the colonial

in Sex, politics and empire
Deciding against regulation in West Africa

I have suggested that, while some political ideas travelled smoothly, arriving intact or even strengthened, others were changed by the journey or stopped in their tracks. Consequently, despite the universal claims and preoccupations of many activists and historians, historical geographies of regulation and resistance were differentiated: uneven and broken. Despite Butler’s generalisation that ‘annexation or conquest’ was ‘habitually accompanied by the forcible or deceitful introduction’ 1 of regulation, a

in Sex, politics and empire
Creole interventions in Sierra Leone

An editorial printed in the Artisan , a Creole newspaper published in Sierra Leone, suggests the generative power of ordinary colonial geographies – the real and imagined worlds of colonial subjects rather than government officials or metropolitan travel writers – within imperial sexuality politics. Here in the numerous dark approaches are imparted and received many first lessons in a course of error, hard to be removed, if even repented of. Perhaps unadvisedly, young and inexperienced

in Sex, politics and empire
Richard Burton’s interventions on sex between men

Building pictures of the spatiality of contested imperialism and the ‘productivity of the margins’ in imperial sexuality politics, I have focused primarily on material spaces – the concrete geographies of colonial governance and power in Sierra Leone and Bombay, for instance. I have alluded to ways of seeing these spaces, but have deferred a more detailed investigation of imaginative geographies and the parts they played in imperial sexuality politics. This chapter juxtaposes the preceding material histories and

in Sex, politics and empire