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
Category: Political Science
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.
... in Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, (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
Author: Robert Spencer
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Britain in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s was changed indelibly: shaped by de-colonization and mass immigration; by de-industrialization at home; and by the struggle for new economic and political influence abroad after the collapse of the ...
Author: Kate Bush
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Charting the political and cultural development of Britain through global events documented by the world's greatest photographers The postwar period was a golden age for photography in Britain. This book explores photography from the first year of postwar peace to 1979 (a year that saw the election of Margaret Thatcher, the siege of the American embassy in Tehran, and the first black-led government of Rhodesia/Tanzania in 90 years). This is arguably the most memorable, and yet tumultuous, epoch in history; a time of hope and change for many as Europe's empires collapsed in Africa and Asia, and simultaneously a time of pain and new oppressions during the Civil Rights and Cold War eras. Including work by celebrated photographers such as Lee Miller, Bill Brandt, Philip Jones Griffiths, Larry Burrows, Margaret Bourke-White, Werner Bischof, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and David Goldblatt.
It is true that some of the most vivid fears of the anti-imperialists had not come to
pass: empire had not resulted in a constant repetition of the United States' war
against the Filipino "insurgents"; empire had not ended democracy in the United
Author: Truman R. Clark
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
From 1917 to 1933, the United States kept Puerto Rico in limbo, offering it neither a course toward independence nor much hope for prompt statehood. The Jones Act of 1917 gave Puerto Ricans U.S. citizenship, but the status of the island didn't change. In 1922, a Supreme Court decision reaffirmed the 1901 principle that island possessions had no right to equal treatment with continental territories and states. Clark unfolds with clarity the painful truth of the United States' unsavory attempt at being both a democratic and imperial nation: governors were sent without the consent of the Puerto Ricans and with little training; no positive measures were taken to improve the poor economy; little thought was given and no formal policy established to resolve its status or foster self-government.
... they encamped only about seventy miles from Peking , the Tartar capital , close
on the northern border of the empire . ... of their arms and of gradual
consolidation and extension of the insurgents ' empire in the heart of China ,
have followed .
The Greeks , whose aid it will only remain to break or to disguise the fall of the
would be regarded as indispensable by Cretan insurgents , Empire . will receive
with surprise a prophecy which has an evident tendency to fulfil itself . It is less ...
Revolutionaries of the far right: insurgent supremacists.
Author: Matthew N. Lyons
Matthew N. Lyons takes readers on a tour of neonazis and Christian theocrats, by way of the patriot movement, the LaRouchites, and the alt-right. Supplementing this, thematic sections explore specific dimensions of far-right politics, regarding gender, decentralism, and anti-imperialism. His final chapter offers a preliminary analysis of the Trump presidential administration relationship with far-right politics and the organized far right's shifting responses to it. Both for its analysis and as a guide to our opponents, Insurgent Supremacists promises to be a powerful tool in organizing to resist the forces at the cutting edge of reaction today.
Following the successful struggle against Denkyira , Osei Tutu created political
alliances in order to strengthen his insurgent empire . But his death by ambush in
1712 aborted Osei Tutu's empire - building . Fortunately , the Ashanti empire ...
Author: James E. Trupin
Category: Africa, West
Discusses the political, economic, and cultural history of West Africa.
“Our scientific division has analyzed the limb found in the belly of the cascid and,
through genetic identification, we have determined that it is the remains of an insurgent from among our own kind—yes, from among the Illyri, though obviously
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
With the fate of the world at stake, Syl and Paul battle the sinister forces of the Nairene Sisterhood in this second thrilling Chronicles of the Invaders novel from New York Times bestselling author John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard that “should not be missed” (The Guardian). The Illyri have conquered and occupied the Earth. The Resistance are nothing more than an annoyance to the alien race of superior technology and military strength. When caught, young rebels are forced to join the Brigades, sent to the edges of the growing Illyri Empire. Paul Kerr is one such soldier—torn from his home and from his beloved Syl Hellais. She is the first alien child born on Earth, a creature possessed of unimaginable powers. Now Paul and Syl must endure the terrible exile that her race has deemed just punishment for their love. But the conquest of Earth is not all it seems. There is another species involved—the Others—and the Illyri will kill to keep its existence secret. Light years from Earth and millions of miles apart, Paul and Syl must find a way to reveal the horrifying truth behind the Empire and save all that they hold dear from the hunger of the Others. Even at the cost of their own lives.
An attempt indeed was made highest point , and reduced the empire to extremity
. to revive the Chouan insurrection during the hundred clius , however , taking
courage from despair , days in 1915 . Some old insurgents still remained , who ...
... against Pompey ' s son Sextus , who had carved out for himself an insurgent empire made up of Sicily , Corsica and Sardinia . This fleet , faithfully given ,
brought Octavian complete success and made possible his consolidation of the
Author: Noel I. Garde
Publisher: New York : Vantage Press
Category: Gay men
"Jonathan to Gide brings together for the first time in a single volume the names and biographies of over 300 famous men, all of whom have played important roles in political or cultural history. Saint and murderer, emperor and poet, general and artist, they have only one thing in common aside from their fame-they have all been cited in one or another responsible printed work as having been homosexual or homoerotic. The group includes those alleged to have been actively homosexual, occasionally homosexual, bisexual or completely sublimated. The source for the homosexual allegation, explicit or implicit, is given in each case, generally with specific page reference. The group runs the gamut from the noblest type of sublimated individual like Jesus, Washington or Michaelangelo to such villainous characters as Gilles de Raiz, Titus Oates or the Marquis de Sade"--Publisher description.
Maximin, however, survives, faced only with the impersonal threat of an outraged
and insurgent Empire. Dryden thus modifies the French play's idealism of
statecraft and character, and uses his characters' imperfection and pragmatism
as the ...
First and last self is humanity's most troublesome possession , the one insurgent empire it has never been able to subdue . The answers are various enough : lose
it , said Gautama , in the peace of Nirvana . Lose it , said the Brahman , in the ...
Yet, by the 1770s, many of the colonists were ready to believe that they had
unique virtues that endowed them with the means to create a radical, republican
future.2 This undertaking was prompted when the British Empire began a period
Author: Richard Seymour
Publisher: Haymarket Books
"Seymour's obsessively researched, impressive first book holds its place as the most authoritative historical analysis of its kind."—Resurgence All empires spin self-serving myths, and in the United States the most potent of these is that America is a force for democracy around the world. Yet there is a tradition of American anti-imperialism which gives the lie to this mythology. Richard Seymour examines this complex relationship from the Revolution to the present-day. Richard Seymour is a socialist writer and runs the blog Lenin's Tomb. He is the author of The Liberal Defense of Murder. His articles have appeared in the Guardian and New Statesman.
Last summer the Bush administration and Army made a stunning policy change
by arming Sunni insurgents. Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, a homegrown Sunni
Arab insurgent group led by foreign terrorists, alienated Sunni tribal sheiks by ...
Author: Gary Dorrien
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Sourcing the major traditions of progressive Christian social ethics social gospel liberalism, Niebuhrian realism, and liberation theology Gary Dorrien argues for the social-ethical necessity of social justice politics. In carefully reasoned essays, he focuses on three subjects: the ethics and politics of economic justice, racial and gender justice, and antimilitarism, making a constructive case for economic democracy, along with a liberationist understanding of racial and gender justice and an anti-imperial form of liberal internationalism. In Dorrien's view, the three major discourse traditions of progressive Christian social ethics share a fundamental commitment to transform the structures of society in the direction of social justice. His reflections on these topics feature innovative analyses of major figures, such as Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, James Burnham, Norman Thomas, and Michael Harrington, and an extensive engagement with contemporary intellectuals, such as Rosemary R. Ruether, Katie Cannon, Gregory Baum, and Cornel West. Dorrien also weaves his personal experiences into his narrative, especially his involvement in social justice movements. He includes a special chapter on the 2008 presidential campaign and the historic candidacy of Barack Obama.
In the nineteenth century, tens of thousands of people on the island of Cuba
made a revolution against a four-hundred-year-old Spanish empire. By several
measures, the timing of their efforts was surprising. They came not in the Age of ...
Author: Ada Ferrer
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
In the late nineteenth century, in an age of ascendant racism and imperial expansion, there emerged in Cuba a movement that unified black, mulatto, and white men in an attack on Europe's oldest empire, with the goal of creating a nation explicitly defined as antiracist. This book tells the story of the thirty-year unfolding and undoing of that movement. Ada Ferrer examines the participation of black and mulatto Cubans in nationalist insurgency from 1868, when a slaveholder began the revolution by freeing his slaves, until the intervention of racially segregated American forces in 1898. In so doing, she uncovers the struggles over the boundaries of citizenship and nationality that their participation brought to the fore, and she shows that even as black participation helped sustain the movement ideologically and militarily, it simultaneously prompted accusations of race war and fed the forces of counterinsurgency. Carefully examining the tensions between racism and antiracism contained within Cuban nationalism, Ferrer paints a dynamic portrait of a movement built upon the coexistence of an ideology of racial fraternity and the persistence of presumptions of hierarchy.
This perspective can help us better understand one aspect of the political culture
of the Haitian Revolution that has long preoccupied historians—the intermingling
of republican and royalist symbolism and discourse among the insurgents ...
Author: R. Bessel
The imperial warfare of the period 1770-1830, including the American wars of independence and the Napoleonic wars, affected every continent. Covering southern India, the Caribbean, North and South America, and southern Africa, this volume explores the impact of revolutionary wars and how people's identities were shaped by their experiences.
Despite this popular ideological sympathy, geopolitical considerations prevented
Monroe and Adams from taking any substantive action to aid the South American insurgents. Spanish officials made it clear that to do so would result in the ...
Author: William Earl Weeks
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
This is the story of a man, a treaty, and a nation. The man was John Quincy Adams, regarded by most historians as America's greatest secretary of state. The treaty was the Transcontinental Treaty of 1819, of which Adams was the architect. It acquired Florida for the young United States, secured a western boundary extending to the Pacific, and bolstered the nation's position internationally. As William Weeks persuasively argues, the document also represented the first determined step in the creation of an American global empire. Weeks follows the course of the often labyrinthine negotiations by which Adams wrested the treaty from a recalcitrant Spain. The task required all of Adams's skill in diplomacy, for he faced a tangled skein of domestic and international controversies when he became secretary of state in 1817. The final document provided the United States commercial access to the Orient--a major objective of the Monroe administration that paved the way for the Monroe Doctrine of 1823. Adams, the son of a president and later himself president, saw himself as destined to play a crucial role in the growth and development of the United States. In this he succeeded. Yet his legendary statecraft proved bittersweet. Adams came to repudiate the slave society whose interests he had served by acquiring Florida, he was disgusted by the rapacity of the Jacksonians, and he experienced profound guilt over his own moral transgressions while secretary of state. In the end, Adams understood that great virtue cannot coexist with great power. Weeks's book, drawn in part from articles that won the Stuart Bernath Prize, makes a lasting contribution to our understanding of American foreign policy and adds significantly to our picture of one of the nation's most important statesmen.
The logic of the narrative simultaneously acknowledges and effaces the
possibility that Miss Warrender is both an insurgent and an imperial
lumpenproletarian. One can see both narrative strategies as typical of what I will
call fiction of ...
Author: Yumna Siddiqi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Focusing on late nineteenth- and twentieth-century stories of detection, policing, and espionage by British and South Asian writers, Yumna Siddiqi presents an original and compelling exploration of the cultural anxieties created by imperialism. She suggests that while colonial writers use narratives of intrigue to endorse imperial rule, postcolonial writers turn the generic conventions and topography of the fiction of intrigue on its head, launching a critique of imperial power that makes the repressive and emancipatory impulses of postcolonial modernity visible. Siddiqi devotes the first part of her book to the colonial fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle and John Buchan, in which the British regime's preoccupation with maintaining power found its voice. The rationalization of difference, pronouncedly expressed through the genre's strategies of representation and narrative resolution, helped to reinforce domination and, in some cases, allay fears concerning the loss of colonial power. In the second part, Siddiqi argues that late twentieth-century South Asian writers also underscore the state's insecurities, but unlike British imperial writers, they take a critical view of the state's authoritarian tendencies. Such writers as Amitav Ghosh, Michael Ondaatje, Arundhati Roy, and Salman Rushdie use the conventions of detective and spy fiction in creative ways to explore the coercive actions of the postcolonial state and the power dynamics of a postcolonial New Empire. Drawing on the work of leading theorists of imperialism such as Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, and the Subaltern Studies historians, Siddiqi reveals how British writers express the anxious workings of a will to maintain imperial power in their writing. She also illuminates the ways South Asian writers portray the paradoxes of postcolonial modernity and trace the ruses and uses of reason in a world where the modern marks a horizon not only of hope but also of economic, military, and ecological disaster.
The battle of Bank Junction activated the memory of the City at a time when the
politics of insurgent identities was safely at the empire's geographical margins: a
memory of a time when the City of London felt secure as the centre of a global ...
Author: Jane M. Jacobs
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Social Science
British imperialism carved its way through space: possessing and ordering territories across the globe. This spatial legacy is not a relic of the past, it lingers in the present and shapes the nature of postcolonial futures. Edge of Empire examines struggles over urban space in three contemporary First World cities in an attempt to map the real geographies of colonialism and postcolonialism. From London, the one-time heart of the empire, to Perth and Brisbane, scenes of Aboriginal claims for the sacred in the space of the modern city, Jacobs emphasises the global geography of the local and unravels the spatialised cultural politics of postcolonial processes. Edge of Empire forms the basis for understanding imperialism over space and time, and is a recognition of the unruly spatial politics of race and nation, nature and culture, past and present.