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Anthony Gristwood

My aim in this chapter is to explore some issues concerning social memory, commemoration, and the social construction of contemporary identities in the urban arena. By examining the production and iconography of two exhibitionary events in twentieth-century Seville, I want to illuminate the complex connections between debates about the location of Spanish culture, definitions of ‘Spanishness’ and the recasting of the legacy of Spanish imperialism. As a key site within Spanish national mythology and imperial

in Imperial cities
Reflections on cricket, culture and meaning
Brian Stoddart

The cultural landscape of cricket alone signifies the game’s centrality in both imperial and post-colonial social construction. While there has been much discussion about who was included in playing the game, for example, it is as important to note those excluded – for a long time that involved such diverse groups as women in most areas, working-class blacks in the

in The imperial game
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Mary A. Procida

, riding and games’ playing were sanctioned and encouraged by their spouses. Anglo-Indian women’s involvement in sports in the Indian empire – in particular, their aptitude for hunting and shooting – reveals the interdependence and interaction of the social construction of gender and the dictates of British imperialism. However, Anglo-Indian women’s use of firearms

in Married to the empire
Anna Bocking-Welch

those from overseas. Understanding how knowledge works in imperial contexts has been a central concern of scholarship on colonialism since the late 1980s. Informed by Foucault's account of the relationship between knowledge and power, this research has focused on the social construction of knowledge and its impact on the relationship between coloniser and colonised. 14 It has shown that the universalising claims of technical and scientific superiority were a central feature of the legitimising discourse of colonialism (and, indeed, of neo-colonialism). As well as

in British civic society at the end of empire
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Medicine, mobility and the empire
Markku Hokkanen

ways in which actual medicines were increasingly mobile in the modern era. 52 (Studies of medicinal plants and imperial botany have proved to be particularly influential. 53 ) The study of medical knowledge, as Mark Harrison has pointed out, has been marked by a strong, eclectic and heterogeneous tradition of social constructionism. 54 This book builds selectively on this tradition: knowledge may be

in Medicine, mobility and the empire
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Tamson Pietsch

and academics across the British settler world. Despite growing bodies of work on imperial networks, postcolonial and transnational exchange, and the social construction of scientific knowledge, this is something that imperial historians, science studies scholars and university historians alike have long neglected. 22 Yet institutions and organisations were chief among the forces that

in Empire of scholars
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The decline of the eugenics empire
Chloe Campbell

of its members. 5 In 1946 a further article on race appeared in the EAMJ , authored by O’Brien of the Race Relations Institute. This article was significant for its attack on scientific racism and race as an immutable, biologically defined category. O’Brien described race as a recent scientific and social construction , and asserted that

in Race and empire
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Gender and imperialism: mapping the connections
Clare Midgley

beings – a study of masculinity which has roots in the men’s movement and gay politics as well as feminism. 5 Second, as Joan Scott has pointed out, usage of the term ‘gender’ among British and American feminists developed for three purposes: to stress the social construction, rather than biological determination, of distinctions based on sex; to emphasise the need to study the relationships between men

in Gender and imperialism
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Cecily Jones

(London: Penguin, 1995), p. 45. See also: Ruth Frankenberg, White Women, Race Matters: The social construction of whiteness (London: Routledge, 1993 ); Richard Dyer, Whiteness (London: Routledge, 1997 ). 7 Dyer, Whiteness , p. 9

in Engendering whiteness
Daniel Gorman

Empire. Citizenship was primarily a social construction, drawing more on the idea of community than on that of individual rights. Citizenship meant a sense of commitment to the community, and thus preceded, rather than being conferred by, the assumption of political rights such as the franchise. 14 This is why the imperialists studied in this book did not overtly exclude

in Imperial citizenship