Empire Of Sentiment
The Death Of Livingstone And The Myth Of Victorian Imperialism
An innovative study proposing a new history of the British Empire in Africa by exploring the emotion culture of imperialism.
|Titel:||Empire Of Sentiment|
|auteur:||Lewis, Joanna (london School Of Economics And Political Science)|
|Uitgever:||Cambridge University Press|
|Plaats van publicatie:||03|
|Afmetingen:||160 x 235 x 25|
Joanna Lewis is an Associate Professor in the Department of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science, having previously studied at the University of Cambridge after winning a Thomas and Elizabeth Williams Scholarship for students with a first class degree, and first-generation to attend university. Her research is focused on British imperial history in Africa where she has lived and worked periodically for over twenty years. Other lecturing posts include Cambridge, Durham and The School of Oriental and African Studies. In 2013 she organised the only international conference to be held in Africa bringing together British and US specialists with African historians, debating colonial rule and its aftermath.
Prologue; Introduction; 1. 'A Parliament of philanthropy': the fight to bury Livingstone; 2. Laying to rest a Victorian myth: The 'lost heart of the nation', Victorian sentimentality and the rebirth of moral imperialism; 3. A perfect savagery: the Livingstone martyrs and the tree of death on Africa's 'highway to hell'; 4. The graveyard of ambition: missionary wars, bachelor colonialism and white memorials, Chitambo, 1900–1913; 5. White settlers, frontier-chic and colonial racism: how Livingstone's three Cs fell apart; 6. 'The hearts of good men': 1973, the one party state and the struggle against apartheid; 7. 'Chains of remembrance': Livingstone, sentimental imperialism and Britain's Africa conversation, 1913–2013; Conclusion.
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