At Home with the Empire: Metropolitan Culture and the by Catherine Hall,Sonya O. Rose

By Catherine Hall,Sonya O. Rose

This pioneering 2006 quantity addresses the query of the way Britain's empire was once lived via daily practices - in church and chapel, by way of readers at domestic, as embodied in sexualities or different types of citizenship, as narrated in histories - from the eighteenth century to the current. best historians discover the imperial event and legacy for these positioned, bodily or imaginatively, 'at home,' from the effect of empire on structures of womanhood, masculinity and sophistication to its effect in shaping literature, sexuality, visible tradition, intake and history-writing. They determine how humans idea imperially, no longer within the feel of political affiliations for or opposed to empire, yet easily assuming it was once there, a part of the given global that had made them who they have been. additionally they convey how empire turned a contentious concentration of realization at sure moments and particularly methods. it will be crucial studying for students and scholars of recent Britain and its empire.

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