Labour and the Empire


Author: James Ramsay MacDonald

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780342455232


Page: 138

View: 6250

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Labour and the Politics of Empire

Britain and Australia 1900 to the Present


Author: Neville Kirk

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719091315

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 3600

This is a pathbreaking comparative and trans-national study of the neglected influences of nation, empire and race upon the development and electoral fortunes of the Labour Party in Britain and the Australian Labor Party from their formative years of the 1900s to the elections of 2010. Based upon extensive primary and secondary source-based research in Britain and Australia over several years, it makes a new and original contribution to the fields of labour, imperial and 'British world' history. The book offers the challenging conclusion that the forces of nation, empire and race exerted much greater influence upon Labour politics in both countries than suggested by 'traditionalists' and 'revisionists' alike. The book will appeal to undergraduates, postgraduates, scholars in history and politics and all those interested in and concerned with the past, present and future of Labour politics in Britain, Australia and more generally.

British Labour Party and the Wider World

Domestic Politics, Internationalism and Foreign Policy


Author: Paul Corthorn,Jonathan Davis

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857711113

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2453

The legacy of Blair and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan continue to loom large for the Labour Party, whether in opposition or in government, giving rise to fierce debates over Labour’s attitude and posture towards the wider world. This book considers the idea of Labour’s international identity, examining how world events and Labour's response to them have helped to shape ideology, political culture and domestic agendas from the 1920s until the Iraq War. It provides a fascinating and original exploration of Labour both on the world stage and at home - from the influence of the Soviet Union on political thought in the interwar years to the international student revolts of the 1960s, and from media in the 1990s to Kosovo and New Labour Interventionism. This is essential reading for scholars of modern British politics, as well as anyone interested in the motivations and influences behind the Labour Party’s actions on the world stage.

Gender and Empire


Author: Angela Woollacott

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230204856

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 5931

One of the first single-authored books to survey the role of sex and gender in the 'new imperial history', Gender and Empire covers the whole British Empire, demonstrating connections and comparisons between the white-settler colonies, and the colonies of exploitation and rule. Through key topics and episodes across a broad range of British Empire history, Angela Woollacott examines how gender ideologies and practices affected women and men, and structured imperial politics and culture. Woollacott integrates twenty years of scholarship, providing fresh insights and interpretation using feminist and postcolonial approaches. Fiction and other vivid primary sources present the voices of historical subjects, enlivening discussions of central topics and debates in imperial and colonial history. The circulation of imperial culture and colonial subjects along with conceptions of gender and race reveals the integrated nature of British colonialism from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Authoritative and approachable, this is essential reading for students of world history, imperial history and gender relations.

Labor Versus Empire

Race, Gender, and Migration


Author: Gilbert G. Gonzalez,Vivian Price,Raul A. Fernandez,Linda Trinh Võ

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415948159

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 4231

The essays in this collection address issues significant to labor within regional, national and international contexts. Themes of the chapters will focus on managed labor migration; organizing in multi-ethnic and multi-national contexts; global economics and labor; global economics and inequality; gender and labor; racism and globalization; regional trade agreements and labor.

Critics of Empire

British Radicals and the Imperial Challenge


Author: Bernard Porter

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845115067

Category: History

Page: 369

View: 3542

"The notion of 'empire' has been at the forefront of world politics for over a century. Bernard Porter's landmark work traces the critical response to the British imperial project in the years leading up to World War I. Imperial adventures, including the intervention in Egypt and the Anglo-Boer War, together with the jingoistic clamour that surrounded them, attracted powerful hostility as well as support. "Criticism of Empire" is the subject of Porter's stimulating book. Long regarded as the classic account, the author has now added a substantial new Introduction. He demonstrates the power and influence of major critics such as J.A. Hobson - the acknowledged creator of the 'capitalist theory' of imperialism - E.D. Morel and Mary Kingsley and of organisations like the Congo Reform Association. With themes which are also highly relevant to the present day discourse on the American 'empire', this book will prove essential reading for all students of imperial and international history." -- Publisher description.

Grand Designs

Labor, Empire, and the Museum in Victorian Culture


Author: Lara Kriegel

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822340720

Category: History

Page: 305

View: 3218

DIVCombines cultural and labor history of Victorian Britain to investigate the relationship of culture to design, the role of the marketplace in the making of cultural institutions such as museums, and England's eventual loss of industrial superiority. /div

Understanding the British Empire


Author: Ronald Hyam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139788469

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 5511

Understanding the British Empire draws on a lifetime's research and reflection on the history of the British Empire by one of the senior figures in the field. Essays cover six key themes: the geopolitical and economic dynamics of empire, religion and ethics, imperial bureaucracy, the contribution of political leaders, the significance of sexuality, and the shaping of imperial historiography. A major new introductory chapter draws together the wider framework of Dr Hyam's studies and several new chapters focus on lesser known figures. Other chapters are revised versions of earlier papers, reflecting some of the debates and controversies raised by the author's work, including the issue of sexual exploitation, the European intrusion into Africa, including the African response to missionaries, trusteeship, and Winston Churchill's imperial attitudes. Combining traditional archival research with newer forms of cultural exploration, this is an unusually wide-ranging approach to key aspects of empire.

The British Labour Movement and Imperialism


Author: Billy Frank,Craig Horner,David Stewart

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144382254X

Category: History

Page: 205

View: 955

With Foreword by Tony Benn. This edited collection explores the British labour movement's relationship with imperialism in the period 1800–1982 through nine inter-connected articles. Labour historians have tended to neglect the labour movement's interaction with imperialism, preferring to concentrate on industrial relations, internal factionalism, the Labour Party-trade union alliance, and economic policymaking. In order to redress the balance, this book takes a broad chronological overview of the subject and engages with key themes, ranging from trade union interaction with empire, and the influence of popular imperial culture, to post-war colonial development, and responses to post-colonialism. Taking stock both of the labour movement in a broader context and of new approaches to the history of British imperialism, the collection combines the work of leading authorities on labour history with recent scholarly research. By blending this combination of economic, social, political and cultural analyses, it makes a substantial contribution to the debates surrounding the legacy of imperialism and the evolution of the British labour movement. The book will be of interest to academics, researchers, teachers and students of modern British political, social, economic and cultural history. It will also appeal to Labour Party members and labour movement activists.

Ottoman and Republican Turkish Labour History:


Author: Touraj Atabaki,Gavin Brockett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521128056

Category: History

Page: 193

View: 4997

Examines Ottoman and republican Turkish social and labour history from the end of the nineteenth century to the early 1950s.

Demise of the British Empire in the Middle East

Britain's Responses to Nationalist Movements, 1943-55


Author: Michael Cohen,Dr Martin Kolinsky,Martin Kolinsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136313826

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9307

Britain emerged from World War II dependent economically and militarily upon the US. Egypt was the hub of Britain's imperial interests in the Middle East, but her inability to maintain a large garrison there was clear to the indigenous peoples. These essays track the decline of the empire.

Labour and the Decolonization Struggle in Trinidad and Tobago


Author: J. Teelucksingh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137462337

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 8390

This book provides evidence that Labour in Trinidad and Tobago played a vital role in undermining British colonialism and advocating for federation and self-government. Furthermore, there is emphasis on the pioneering efforts of the Labour movement in party politics, social justice, and working class solidarity.

Resources, Empire and Labour


Author: D. Leadbeater

Publisher: Fernwood Publishing

ISBN: 9781552666739

Category: Imperialism

Page: 320

View: 9715

The interconnections of natural resources, empire and labour run through the most central and conflict-ridden crises of our times: war, environmental degradation, impoverishment and plutocracy. Crucial to understand and to change the conditions that give rise to these crises is the critical study of resource development and, more broadly, the resources question, which is the subject of this volume. Intended for researchers, students and activists, the chapters in Resources, Empire and Labour illuminate key aspects of the resources question from a variety of angles through concrete analyses and histories focused on the extractive industries (mining, oil, gas) by examining such issues as: resource-dependency at the international, country and regional levels; the neglected role of metropolitanization; environmental impacts and limits; the colonial basis of and imperial patterns in today's globalized resource exploitation system; lessons of Indigenous and working-class resistance to corporation resource extraction; the importance of democratic control and public ownership; new avenues in shifting the debate on resources and hinterlands.

Law, Labour, and Empire

Comparative Perspectives on Seafarers, c. 1500-1800


Author: Maria Fusaro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113744746X

Category: History

Page: 357

View: 1687

Seafarers were the first workers to inhabit a truly international labour market, a sector of industry which, throughout the early modern period, drove European economic and imperial expansion, technological and scientific development, and cultural and material exchanges around the world. This volume adopts a comparative perspective, presenting current research about maritime labourers across three centuries, in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, to understand how seafarers contributed to legal and economic transformation within Europe and across the world. Focusing on the three related themes of legal systems, labouring conditions, and imperial power, these essays explore the dynamic and reciprocal relationship between seafarers' individual and collective agency, and the social and economic frameworks which structured their lives.

Dundee and the Empire

'Juteopolis' 1850-1939


Author: Jim Tomlinson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748686150

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 8201

This is a new OCyglobalOCO history of the Scottish city of DundeeOCOs industrial era which combines economic, political and social history and explores the significance of empire for British policy."e;

Recasting Caste

From the Sacred to the Profane


Author: Hira Singh

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132119800

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 6310

Recasting Caste confronts the mainstream sociology of caste at its root: Louis Dumont’s Homo Hierarchicus and its main source, Max Weber’s distinction between class and status. Conventional wisdom on caste is idealist, and most students of the subject therefore exaggerate ritual homogeneity and deflect attention from intracaste differentiation and inequality. In contrast, by focusing on intracaste differences, Professor Singh demonstrates that caste hierarchy is grounded in a monopoly of land rights and political power supported by religious and secular ideology. Drawing on the sociological, anthropological and historical literature, as well as primary sources, Recasting Caste refutes the widespread claim that, in India, caste consciousness always trumps class consciousness. It questions the twin myths that caste is a product of Hinduism and that caste is essential to the survival of Hinduism. It thereby reorients the entire field of study.

Global Citizenship and the Legacy of Empire

Marketing Development


Author: April Biccum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135218978

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 9536

This book investigates the parallels between mainstream development discourse and colonial discourse as theorized in the work of Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak and Edward Said. Aiming to repoliticize post-colonial theory by applying its understandings to contemporary political discourses, author April Biccum critically examines the ways in which development in its current form has recently begun to be promoted among the metropolitan public. Biccum contends that what has begun is a sustained marketing campaign for development that is a repetition, augmentation and ultimately much greater success of the work of the Empire Marketing Board of 1926. Demonstrating how this marketing campaign for development attempts to facilitate support for neo-liberal globalization, Biccum contends that this theatre of legitimation is emerging in response to growing critical voices and counter-hegemonic activity on the international stage. Featuring in depth analyses of the UK, cultural values, DfID, the commemoration of the slave trade and campaigns including Live8 and Make Poverty History, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of postcolonial studies, development studies, and international political economy. It will also offer insights valuable to a wider range of subjects including critical theory and globalization studies.