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Orientalism and Race (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies)
This study traces the emergence and dissemination of Aryanism within the British Empire. The idea of an Aryan race became an important feature of imperial culture in the nineteenth century, feeding into debates in Britain, Ireland, India, and the Pacific. The global reach of the Aryan idea reflected the complex networks that enabled the global reach of British Imperialism. ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published January 9th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published December 18th 2001)
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Jul 23, 2011 Malcolm rated it really liked it
The most common forms of imperial history deal with either single nations/colonies, or relations between colonies and 'home'. Ballantyne undermines that by exploring the webs of relationships between colonies – Bengal, New Zealand, and elsewhere – to uncover imperial cultural relations that grant power to the colonised to act for themselves. Not an easy read, but an important one.
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