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Indrani Sen

writers’ narratives contributed to circulating stereotypes about the abject condition of ‘native’ women and producing colonial knowledge about the ‘Other’. Gendered encounters As the title indicates, one of this book’s central tropes is gendered encounters across race. This is something that I examine in a number of the book’s chapters. As noted earlier, it was women missionaries

in Gendered transactions
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Multilateral channels, garden cities and colonial planning
Liora Bigon and Yossi Katz

is fraught because Africa so often ends up epitomizing the intractable, the mute, the abject, or the other-wordly … a failed and incomplete example of something else’. 1 These territories were put together because of their geographic continuity as well as their historical continuity in terms of colonialism and related colonial imageries (oriental, tropical, experimental terrains), stressing British and

in Garden cities and colonial planning
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Keith A.P. Sandiford

too flamboyantly as one would expect from excitable natives from the tropics. When the West Indians became the most clinically professional team in world cricket, several English analysts concluded that it was the abject poverty in their homes which gave their fast bowlers such unusual verve and ferocity. A well-known English journalist produced Calypso Cricket , a famous documentary, in which

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

had not prepared him for the abject poverty he encountered in Equatorial Africa. The French colonial state had failed. For thirty years it permitted trading companies to exploit the indigenous population without restraint. 6 The Kongo Wara revolt was one direct consequence of this failure, but the litany of brutality, high mortality rates and endemic disease among forced labourers in AEF stands among

in The French empire between the wars
Colonial encounters in Indian women’s English writings in late nineteenth-century western India
Indrani Sen

), female evangelicals simultaneously drew attention to the abject condition of high-caste Hindu women, while advocating the idea of a western-style nuclear family life and companionate marriage. Most importantly perhaps they were instrumental in transmitting the post-Enlightenment ideals of equality, progress and mobility which were antithetical to what they perceived to be the traditional

in Gendered transactions
Neville Kirk

the country’s secondary industries. Australia’s primary producers were also portrayed by the ALP as suffering unnecessarily as a result of low prices for their products and the high cost of borrowing. In these and other ways Lyons was practising policies designed to meet the interests of the ‘Money Power’, of domestic and overseas ‘exploiters and investors’. His government was ‘servile’, a ‘flunkey’, theabject tool of the Tory government of Britain’, according to Curtin. 14 For most of the interwar

in Labour and the politics of Empire
Matthew P. Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath

–8. 24 Robert Gerwarth and Stephan Malinowski, ‘Hannah Arendt's Ghosts: Reflections on the Disputable Path from Windhoek to Auschwitz’, Central European History 42:2 (2009), 279–300; Matthew P. Fitzpatrick, ‘The Pre-History of the Holocaust? The Sonderweg and Historikerstreit Debates and the Abject Colonial Past’, Central European History 41:3 (2008), 477–503. 25

in Savage worlds
Charles Townshend

attempted in the following pages, needs to keep these explanatory elements in broad political focus. The Ulster crisis The Liberal government’s attempt to legislate Irish devolution between 1911 and 1914 triggered a severe political crisis. The threat of armed resistance by Ulster Unionists, as it developed in 1912–13, never looked like being contained by the police. The abject

in Policing and decolonisation
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British accounts from pre-Opium War Canton
John M. Carroll

government prohibitions, ‘opium shops are as plentiful in some towns of China, as gin shops are in England…. Into these shops, all classes of persons continually flock, from the pampered official to the abject menial.’ 36 Here they were also able to witness the conniving and corruption associated with the opium trade. John Barrow noted how customs officers, who were ‘not beyond a bribe’, often

in The cultural construction of the British world
The satire boom and the demise of Britain’s world role
Stuart Ward

both. Here lies the core ambivalence in the British response to imperial decline. The satirists were a product of their times, and their instinctive aversion to the new assertiveness of colonial nationalist leaders went hand in hand with their disdain for the pretensions and failings of Britain’s governing elites. Indeed, it was in the abject failure of Britain’s post-war aspirations to great power

in British culture and the end of empire