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British and French colonial discourses on education for development in the interwar period
Walter Schicho

considered it to be an essential element of ‘colonial interests and control’. The above quoted example on ‘cleanliness’ is a good example of this discursive strand. Social evolution is closely bound to Western education – there is no alternative to it from the colonial point of view, but in promoting female education Guggisberg ignored that

in Developing Africa
Emily J. Manktelow

upon yourself. Taking into consideration the flagrant character and conduct of your elder children, and the almost certain risqué [ sic ] of the younger ones being contaminated by their example, and that the evil influence will thus be extended, we consider there is no alternative but your return with those of your household who [are] under your control, to the Colony of New South Wales … Henry was informed that ‘the future support afforded by this Society must depend on his immediate

in Missionary families
Anandi Ramamurthy

train represents, since its locomotive pulls the train. As there is no alternative represented in the image, it is the ideology of capitalism that is seen to offer a better life, whether in colony or Commonwealth. ‘Power is the business of English Electric . . . bringing you a better life’ is the advertising slogan, which summarises the arguments at the bottom of the page. While their role in supplying

in Imperial persuaders
Class, gender and the licensing of transgression
Will Jackson

were liable to remain barred from reprieve. ‘It follows’, wrote the Commissioner, ‘that a point is reached in the career of the known wastrel when he or she is refused all further help and there is no alternative but a vagrancy charge. In the meantime he or she may resort to ‘nefarious business’. With a criminal conviction, moreover, an individual was unlikely to gain further employment. ‘Idleness in

in Madness and marginality