Insurgent Empire

Insurgent Empire

Nearly a century later, for many Kenyan resisters and insurgents in the period following the Second World War, ... Without merely replicating the inversions of nationalist histories, Insurgent Empire shows how specific states of ...

Author: Priyamvada Gopal

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781784784140

Category: Political Science

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Upsets received views to show how rebellious colonies changed British attitudes to empire. Much has been written on the how colonial subjects took up British and European ideas and turned them against empire when making claims to freedom and self-determination. The possibility of reverse influence has been largely overlooked. Insurgent Empire shows how Britain's enslaved and colonial subjects were not merely victims of empire and subsequent beneficiaries of its crises of conscience but also agents whose resistance both contributed to their own liberation and shaped British ideas about freedom and who could be free. This book examines dissent over the question of empire in Britain and shows how it was influenced by rebellions and resistance in the colonies from the West Indies and East Africa to Egypt and India. It also shows how a pivotal role in fomenting dissent was played by anti-colonial campaigners based in London at the heart of the empire.
Categories: Political Science

Insurgent Empire

Insurgent Empire

Insurgent Empire sets the record straight in demonstrating that these people were much more than victims of imperialism or, subsequently, the passive beneficiaries of an enlightened British conscience—they were insurgents whose legacies ...

Author: Priyamvada Gopal

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781784784133

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

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How rebellious colonies changed British attitudes to empire Insurgent Empire shows how Britain’s enslaved and colonial subjects were active agents in their own liberation. What is more, they shaped British ideas of freedom and emancipation back in the United Kingdom. Priyamvada Gopal examines a century of dissent on the question of empire and shows how British critics of empire were influenced by rebellions and resistance in the colonies, from the West Indies and East Africa to Egypt and India. In addition, a pivotal role in fomenting resistance was played by anticolonial campaigners based in London, right at the heart of empire. Much has been written on how colonized peoples took up British and European ideas and turned them against empire when making claims to freedom and self-determination. Insurgent Empire sets the record straight in demonstrating that these people were much more than victims of imperialism or, subsequently, the passive beneficiaries of an enlightened British conscience—they were insurgents whose legacies shaped and benefited the nation that once oppressed them.
Categories: Political Science

The Long War Insurgency Counterinsurgency and Collapsing States

The Long War   Insurgency  Counterinsurgency and Collapsing States

Ironically, as Insurgent Empire would require, this approach is a programme that most Democrats do not oppose in principle, even if they quibble bitterly over how to implement it in practice. At the same time, this strategic consensus ...

Author: Mark T. Berger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317990932

Category: History

Page: 278

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The rise and fall of the Cold War coincided with the universalization and consolidation of the modern nation-state as the key unit of the wider international system. A key characteristic of the post-Cold War era, in which the US has emerged as the sole superpower, is the growing number of collapsing or collapsed states. A growing number of states are, or have become, mired in conflict or civil war, the antecedents of which are often to be found in the late-colonial and Cold War era. At the same time, US foreign policy (and the actions of other organizations such as the United Nations) may well be compounding state failure in the context of the post-9/11 Global War on Terror (GWOT) or what is also increasingly referred to as the ‘Long War’. The Long War is often represented as a ‘new’ era in warfare and geopolitics. This book acknowledges that the Long War is new in important respects, but it also emphasizes that the Long War bears many similarities to the Cold War. A key similarity is the way in which insurgency and counterinsurgency were and continue to be seen primarily in the context of inter-state rivalry in which the critical local or regional dynamics of revolution and counter-revolution are marginalized or neglected. In this context American policy-makers and their allies have again erroneously applied a ‘grand strategy’ that suits the imperatives of conventional military and geo-political thinking rather than engaging with what are a much more variegated array of problems facing the changing global order. This book provides a collection of well-integrated studies that shed light on the history and future of insurgency, counterinsurgency and collapsing states in the context of the Long War. This book was previously published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.
Categories: History

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War

Japan's Total Empire: Manchuria and the Culture of Wartime Imperialism. Berkeley: University of California Press. From David to Goliath 14 Chinese Pacification and Counterinsurgency Operations 201 Manchuria—The Cockpit of Insurgent ...

Author: Scott Nicholas Romaniuk

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482247664

Category: History

Page: 312

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A collection of original works covering all aspects of insurgency and counterinsurgency through a multinational lens, Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War addresses the need to look beyond the United States and other prominent counterinsurgency actors in the contemporary world. It also reassesses some of the latent and burgeoning insurgent organizations and networks around the globe and suggests alternative approaches to understanding insurgency, counterinsurgency, and conventional and asymmetric warfare as they relate to insurgency and counterinsurgency. This book makes significant contributions to international and interdisciplinary discussions regarding the seminal features of insurgency and counterinsurgency in modern warfare. It also relates topics with terrorism in the post-9/11 era, including the historical roots of insurgency, radicalism in Europe, and regional radical groups like al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba. It emphasizes how issues around insurgency, counterinsurgency, and terrorism permeate or evolve into particular forms of warfare, military operations, and related governmental activities. Using a diversified lens of analysis, the chapters illustrate key elements that spawn insurgency such as insurgents’ beliefs, motivations, aims, leadership characteristics, recruitment methods, operations planning, and responses to state and non-state efforts to contain insurgency. The book also examines how certain terrorist and insurgent operations can remain in the shadows and become secret wars beneath the growing surface threats they pose to the societies in which they breed activity. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War takes a unique look at a subject that has become widely studied and written about in reaction to modern terrorism and insurgency. It analyzes conditions under which insurgency and counterinsurgency occur from nuanced perspectives that have not previously received full consideration.
Categories: History

Extreme Violence and the British Way

Extreme Violence and the    British Way

Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent. London and New York: Verso, 2019. Gordon, Michelle. 'Colonial Violence and Holocaust Studies'. Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History 21, no. 4 (2015): 272–91.

Author: Michelle Gordon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350156890

Category: History

Page: 269

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Analysing three cases of British colonial violence that occurred in the latter half of the 19th century, this book argues that all three share commonalities, including the role of racial prejudices in justifying the perpetration of extreme colonial violence. Exploring the connections and comparisons between the Perak War (1875–76), the 'Hut Tax' Revolt in Sierra Leone (1898–99) and the Anglo-Egyptian War of Reconquest in the Sudan (1896–99), Gordon highlights the significance of decision-making processes, communication between London and the periphery and the influence of individual colonial administrators in outbreaks of violence. This study reveals the ways in which racial prejudices, the advocacy of a British 'civilising mission' and British racial 'superiority' informed colonial administrators' decisions on the ground, as well as the rationalisation of extreme violence. Responding to a neglect of British colonial atrocities within the historiography of colonial violence, this work demonstrates the ways in which Britain was just as willing and able as other European Empires to resort to extreme measures in the face of indigenous resistance or threats to the British imperial project.
Categories: History

Postcolonial Locations

Postcolonial Locations

... (2014), 28:6, 850–861, 852. 80 Ibid., p. 860. 81 Tuhiwai Smith, Decolonising Methodologies, p. 31. 82 Priyamvada Gopal, Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent, London: Verso, 2019. 83 Djebar, Fantasia, p. 204.

Author: Robert Spencer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351685764

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Postcolonial Locations seeks to clarify the meaning of ‘the postcolonial’ through close textual readings, and prioritises material and located readings over more abstract theoretical discussions; it seeks to re-orient the field by providing practical explorations of what the discipline is for. The book begins with an introduction of the key theoretical debates in the field – between the universal and the particular; the global and the local – but it then goes on to demonstrate, via a series of close textual readings, that these distinctions are not always useful and that we can achieve a more comprehensive and complete reading of the multiple times, places and texts in which colonial power is both exerted and fought. An engaging and comprehensive guide to contemporary postcolonial studies, this book is essential reading for students as well as professors.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Muslim Masculinities in Literature and Film

Muslim Masculinities in Literature and Film

37 Gopal, Insurgent Empire, p. 139. 38 Philip Tew, Zadie Smith (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), p. 48. 39 Gunning, Race and Antiracism in Black British and British Asian Literature, p. 69. 40 Moore-Gilbert, Hanif Kureishi, p. 148.

Author: Peter Cherry

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755601738

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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A climate of Islamophobia allows anxieties about Muslim men living in and migrating to Britain to endure. British Muslims men are often profiled in highly negative terms or regarded with suspicion owing to their perceived religious and cultural heritage. But novels and films by British migrant and diaspora writers and filmmakers powerfully contest these stereotypes, and explore the rich diversity of Muslim masculinities in Britain. This book is the first critical study to engage with British Muslim masculinities in this literary and cinematic output from the perspective of Masculinity Studies. Through close analysis of work by Monica Ali, Nadeem Aslam, Guy Gunaratne, Sally El Hosaini, Hanif Kureishi, Suhayl Saadi, Sunjeev Sahota, Kamila Shamsie, Zadie Smith, Zia Haider Rahman and Salman Rushdie, Peter Cherry examines how migrant and diaspora protagonists negotiate their masculinity in a climate of Islamophobic and anti-migrant rhetoric. Cherry proposes a transcultural reading of these novels and films that exposes how conceptions of 'Britishness', 'Muslimness' and those of masculinity are unstable and contingent constructs shaped by migration, interaction with other cultures, and global and local politics.
Categories: Performing Arts

African Europeans

African Europeans

... true – that black history is European history, indeed, world history' Priyamvada Gopal, author of Insurgent Empire 'A magisterial book – brilliant, humane and gripping, and a call to arms for an end to violence and subjugation.

Author: Olivette Otele

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781399804868

Category: History

Page: 261

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A Guardian Best Book of 2020 A History Today Book of the Year, 2020 Renowned historian Olivette Otele uncovers the untold history of Europeans of African descent, from Saint Maurice who became the leader of a Roman legion and Renaissance scholar Juan Latino, to abolitionist Mary Prince and the activist, scholars and grime artists of the present day. Tracing African European heritage through the vibrant, complex, and often brutal experiences of individuals both ordinary and extraordinary, she sheds new light not only on the past but also on questions very much alive today - about racism, identity, citizenship, power and resilience. African Europeans is a landmark celebration of this integral, vibrantly complex slice of European history, and will redefine the field for years to come.
Categories: History

Dictionary of dates and universal reference With

Dictionary of dates  and universal reference   With

1804 : resignol Austrians ; small loss by insurgents empire of Germany , 6 Aug. 1806 : died 2 Mar. 1835Mahometans sympathise with Christian insurgents 1835. Ferdinand , his son , 2 March : abdicated in favour Feb. of his nephew ( his ...

Author: Joseph Timothy Haydn

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600014722

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Haydn s Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages and Nations

Haydn s Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages and Nations

1804 : resigned Austrians ; small loss by insurgents empire of Germany , 6 Aug. 1806 ; died 2 Mar. 1835 . Mahometans sympathise with Christian insurgents 1835. Ferdinand , his son , 2 March ; abdicated in favour Feh . of his nephew ...

Author: Joseph Haydn

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118149660

Category: Chronology, Historical

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Categories: Chronology, Historical