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Prelude to decolonisation? The inter-war empire revisited
Martin Thomas

the Chamber of Deputies and, even more so, in the Senate, undermined the government’s programme. Popular Frontism in the empire unleashed social changes and political forces that colonial authorities struggled to contain for years afterward. Herein lies its importance, regardless of the frustration of reformist initiatives. The apparatus of the French colonial state never lived up to the lofty ideals

in The French empire between the wars
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Frances Steel

were meaningful in the larger-scale political, economic and cultural constructions of maritime regionalism. To craft less linear and inevitable – and more negotiated and complex – histories of technology, imperial power and social change, I have argued for a closer engagement of the histories of transport and empire with those of New Zealand and the Pacific. These entwined perspectives open up an

in Oceania under steam
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Clothing and masculine identities in the imperial city, 1860–1914
Christopher Breward

site which offers a commonplace setting for those themes of alienation, exoticism and modernity explored by contemporary commentators. In this chapter I wish to consider how fin-de-siècle imperial preoccupations, together with an escalating sense of decadence or imminent collapse in the face of rapid social change, related to the experience of the urban everyday and the formation of metropolitan identities. More specifically, I aim to draw out the connections between imperial aspirations and metropolitan realities in

in Imperial cities
Creole interventions in Sierra Leone
Richard Philips

that marginality – rarely chosen – can foster creative freedom. People on the margins, out of the frame of things and with relatively little to lose in the event of social change, can have less to lose and more to gain from radical and disruptive acts and ideas. For bell hooks, the social and spatial margin is an ambivalent place which can be reclaimed – actively chosen – ‘as a site of radical openness’. 14 Victor Turner argued that in places removed from the centres of everyday life – the spatial and temporal edges

in Sex, politics and empire
Changes in discursive practices and their social implications
Françoise Dufour

’, focusing specifically on the discursive shifts in the linguistic representations of African nations and peoples as ‘engines of social change’. 4 The discourse analysis methodology Researchers dealing with issues of development, colonialism or post-colonialism encounter a broad variety of texts: political speeches, legal documents (decrees

in Developing Africa
Thomas Nast and the colonisation of the American West
Fiona Halloran

, especially ideals related to fairness and equality, met a public no longer as interested in attempting major social change as before. Indeed, many people redirected attention away from questions of equality in the South and West and towards the newer divide: urban vs rural. As cities like New York and Chicago grew, immigrant populations and concentrations of workers employed by the new mass-industrial production of the latter nineteenth century seemed a more pressing concern to some people. For others, the difficult challenges of Reconstruction proved that equality was an

in Comic empires
The intellectual influence of non-medical research on policy and practice in the Colonial Medical Service in Tanganyika and Uganda
Shane Doyle

Tribal Politics, 1889–1939 , New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1968; A. Culwick and G. Culwick, ed. V. Berry, The Culwick Papers 1934–1944: Population, Food and Health in Colonial Tanganika , London, Academic Books, 1994 , p. 262; B. Larsson, Conversion to Greater Freedom? Women, Church and Social Change in North-Western Tanzania under Colonial Rule

in Beyond the state
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Lights, camera and … ‘Ethical’ rule!
Susie Protschky

. They do, however, provide a framework for understanding why the Dutch were concerned about whether the kratons of Central Java's kings should be connected to the electricity grid. Dutch authorities were increasingly of the view that it was not the task of ‘traditional’ Javanese rulers to guide their people into an enlightened future, but to protect them, by conjuring the illusion of continuity, from the dangers of rapid social change exemplified by nationalism, political Islam and communism. Europeans would be the bearers of modernity in the Indies and would

in Photographic subjects
Emily Whewell

1918, many of the aqsaqals in the main towns had naib aqsaqals who represented other sub-group religious, ethnic and regional communities with divergent cultural beliefs and languages. 54 Therefore, the nomenclature and organisation of the aqsaqal institution reflected forms of local Indian administration; the idea of the panchayat went beyond the borders of India. Its establishment also indicated the growing diversity of the British community and demonstrated how British justice adapted to these social changes. George Macartney, the first consul

in Law across imperial borders
Transnational productions and practices, 1945–70
Editors: Ruth Craggs and Claire Wintle

What were the distinctive cultures of decolonisation that emerged in the years between 1945 and 1970, and what can they uncover about the complexities of the ‘end of empire’ as a process? Cultures of Decolonisation brings together visual, literary and material cultures within one volume in order to explore this question. The volume reveals the diverse ways in which cultures were active in wider political, economic and social change, working as crucial gauges, microcosms, and agents of decolonisation.

Individual chapters focus on architecture, theatre, museums, heritage sites, fine art, and interior design alongside institutions such as artists’ groups, language agencies and the Royal Mint in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Europe. Drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives, these contributions offer revealing case studies for those researching decolonisation at all levels across the humanities and social sciences.

The collection demonstrates the transnational character of cultures of decolonisation (and of decolonisation itself), and illustrates the value of comparison – between different sorts of cultural forms and different places – in understanding the nature of this dramatic and wide-reaching geopolitical change. Cultures of Decolonisation illustrates the value of engaging with the complexities of decolonisation as enacted and experienced by a broad range of actors beyond ‘flag independence’ and the realm of high politics. In the process it makes an important contribution to the theoretical, methodological and empirical diversification of the historiography of the end of empire.