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.
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.
Author: Mark T. Berger
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.
At a time filled with tensions, heated disputes and bloody wars, nations of the 21st century have become preoccupied with empowering their military foundations and seeking new alliances which would guarantee their triumph in case a third ...
Author: Mohamed BELAMGHARI
Publisher: EduPedia Publications Pvt. Ltd.
At a time filled with tensions, heated disputes and bloody wars, nations of the 21st century have become preoccupied with empowering their military foundations and seeking new alliances which would guarantee their triumph in case a third world war is to take place. In the middle of these tensions and war mongering attempts, the United States of America, as usual, has to remind the world of its role as “the super power”, and re-instigate the world’s anxiety by its usual interceding in the international laws or by its military interventions in many places like Iraq, Afghanistan or even the Middle East region under the purported noble mission of securing the whole world against terrorists, war mongers, or drug and arm traffickers. Moreover, the American unilateral strategies in the world have not only brought into light the American hostility, but the world’s opposition and an era of turbulence in which wars are being planned behind closed doors, and initiated through technological, medical and academic institutions. Historically, after the Second World War, especially the Post-Cold War when the USSR was defeated, the United States of America has come to enjoy an uncontested power and hegemony. Obviously, the overthrow of communism has launched a diametrically opposed era of unilateral policies advanced by the USA and, somewhat, moments in which the rest of the world has to express, every now and then, its anxiety and fear of the giant American guard.
'One of our best hopes for intervening in colonialism as an ongoing project is to identify how that project has shaped and continues to shape our world. This book does just that.
Author: Nadine El-Enany
Category: Emigration and immigration law
(B)ordering Britain provides a race critical reading of British immigration and asylum law, arguing that it must be understood in the context of Britain's colonial identity and history. Britain's relationship and fluctuating commitment to its empire was a major driving force behind legal change in the field of immigration and asylum. Immigration law serves to cordon off Britain, the place where colonial spoils are located, from the historically dispossessed. Law is also the primary means of recognition for those seeking legal status. (B)ordering Britain thus offers a critique of law and the politics of recognition in the context migration. It considers the lasting effects of Britain's colonial history, from its shaping of immigration and asylum law, to the impact on people seeking entry to Britain and on its fraught relationship with the European Union.
82 Priyamvada Gopal, Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent, London: Verso, 2019. 83 Djebar, Fantasia, p. 204.
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.
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.
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.
John Darwin, After Tamerlane: The Rise and Fall of Global Empires, ... 2019) Priyamvada Gopal, Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent ...
Author: Suzannah Lipscomb
Publisher: Hachette UK
'THE history book for now. This is why and how historians do what they do. And why they need to' Dan Snow 'What is History, Now? demonstrates how our constructs of the past are woven into our modern world and culture, and offers us an illuminating handbook to understanding this dynamic and shape-shifting subject. A thought-provoking, insightful and necessary re-examination of the subject' Hallie Rubenhold, author of The Five 'The importance of history is becoming more evident every day, and this humane book is an essential navigation tool. Urgent and utterly compelling' Sathnam Sanghera, author of Empireland 'Important and exciting' Kate Williams, author of Rival Queens Inspired by the influential text WHAT IS HISTORY? authored by Helen Carr's great-grandfather, E.H. Carr, and published on the 60th anniversary of that book, this is a groundbreaking new collection addressing the burning issue of how we interpret history today. What stories are told, and by whom, who should be celebrated, and what rewritten, are questions that have been asked recently not just within the history world, but by all of us. Featuring a diverse mix of writers, both bestselling names and emerging voices, this is the history book we need NOW. WHAT IS HISTORY, NOW? covers topics such as the history of racism and anti-racism, queer history, the history of faith, the history of disability, environmental history, escaping imperial nostalgia, hearing women's voices and 'rewriting' the past. The list of contributors includes: Justin Bengry, Leila K Blackbird, Emily Brand, Gus Casely-Hayford, Sarah Churchwell, Caroline Dodds Pennock, Peter Frankopan, Bettany Hughes, Dan Hicks, Onyeka Nubia, Islam Issa, Maya Jasanoff, Rana Mitter, Charlotte Riley, Miri Rubin, Simon Schama, Alex von Tunzelmann and Jaipreet Virdi.
See also N El-Nany, (B)Ordering Britain: Law, Race and Empire (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2020). P Gopal, Insurgent Empire: Anti Colonial ...
Author: Fareda Banda
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This innovative book looks at the topic of migration through the prism of law and literature. The author uses a rich mix of novels, short stories, literary realism, human rights and comparative literature to explore the experiences of African migrants and asylum seekers. The book is divided into two. Part one is conceptual and focuses on art activism and the myriad ways in which people have sought to 'write justice.' Using Mazrui's diasporas of slavery and colonialism, it then considers histories of migration across the centuries before honing in on the recent anti-migration policies of western states. Achiume is used to show how these histories of imposition and exploitation create a bond which bestows on Africans a “status as co-sovereigns of the First World through citizenship.” The many fictional examples of the schemes used to gain entry are set against the formal legal processes. Attention is paid to life post-arrival which for asylum seekers may include periods in detention. The impact of the increased hostility of receiving states is examined in light of their human rights obligations. Consideration is paid to how Africans navigate their post-migration lives which includes reconciling themselves to status fracture-taking on jobs for which they are over-qualified, while simultaneously dealing with the resentment borne of status threat on the part of the citizenry. Part two moves from the general to consider the intersections of gender and status focusing on women, LGBTI individuals and children. Focusing on their human rights and the fictional literature, chapter four looks at women who have been trafficked as well as domestic workers and hotel maids while chapter five is on LGBTI people whose legal and literary stories are only now being told. The final substantive chapter considers the experiences of children who may arrive as unaccompanied minors. Using a mixture of poetry and first person accounts, the chapter examines the post-arrival lives of children, some of whom may be citizens but who are continually made to feel like outsiders. The conclusion follows, starting with two stories about walls by Hadero and Lanchester which are used to illustrate the themes discussed in the book. Few African lawyers write about literature and few books and articles in Western law and literature look at books by or about Africans, so a book that engages with both is long overdue. This book provides fascinating reading for academics, students of law, literature, gender and migration studies, and indeed the general public.
I introduce my argument through a reading of Melville's Benito Cereno before exploring in chapter one how the U.S. Constitution's three-fifths clause functions as a form of discursive dismemberment in accounts of the Nat Turner slave revolt ...
Author: David John Drysdale
In this dissertation, I examine how the antipodal forces of insurgency and counterinsurgency are crucial to the articulation of citizenship and identity in antebellum American literature. I suggest that a coherent, self-contained American identity was maintained through acts of physical and discursive dismemberment that disciplined insurgent expressions of democracy and idealized in their stead an enervated, acquiescent body politic. My dissertation traces how a series of American writers confront the dynamic of insurgency and counterinsurgency in an effort to reconcile the nation's revolutionary origin with its colonialist practices. I introduce my argument through a reading of Melville's Benito Cereno before exploring in chapter one how the U.S. Constitution's three-fifths clause functions as a form of discursive dismemberment in accounts of the Nat Turner slave revolt, the writing and speeches of Frederick Douglass, and abolitionist writing by William Lloyd Garrison and Henry David Thoreau. In chapter two, I turn to Cherokee author John Rollin Ridge's novel The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta to examine how the how the term outlaw enables the fiction of the United States as an insurgent empire and accommodates the violence of colonial incorporation. In chapter three, I posit that in Melville's Moby-Dick, renderingthe dismembering and processing of whales--metaphorizes the suppression of a transnational body politic. Finally, in a brief conclusion, I read Melville's Billy Budd as offering an insurgent practice of reading that resists the dismembering logic of U.S. citizenship.
This volume offers a critical re-examination of colonial and anti-colonial resistance imageries and practices in imperial history.
Author: Nuno Domingos
This volume offers a critical re-examination of colonial and anti-colonial resistance imageries and practices in imperial history. It offers a fresh critique of both pejorative and celebratory readings of ‘insurgent peoples’, and it seeks to revitalize the study of ‘resistance’ as an analytical field in the comparative history of Western colonialisms. It explores how to read and (de)code these issues in archival documents – and how to conjugate documental approaches with oral history, indigenous memories, and international histories of empire. The topics explored include runaway slaves and slave rebellions, mutiny and banditry, memories and practices of guerrilla and liberation, diplomatic negotiations and cross-border confrontations, theft, collaboration, and even the subversive effects of nature in colonial projects of labor exploitation.
Drawing on Esref's private papers for the first time, these pages tell the story of the making of a headstrong "self-sacrificing" officer committed to defending the empire's shrinking borders.
Author: Benjamin C. Fortna
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Esref Kusçubasi remains controversial in Turkey over fifty years after his death. Elsewhere the man sometimes called the "Turkish Lawrence of Arabia" is far less known but his life offers fascinating insights into the traumatic, increasingly violent struggles that ended the Ottoman Empire and ushered in the modern Middle East. Drawing on Esref's private papers for the first time, these pages tell the story of the making of a headstrong "self-sacrificing" officer committed to defending the empire's shrinking borders. Esref took on a string of special assignments for Enver Pasha, the rapidly rising star of the Ottoman military, first in Libya against the Italians, then in the Balkan Wars and World War I, before being captured by the forces of the Arab Revolt and turned over to the British and imprisoned on Malta. Released in 1920, he joined the national resistance movement in Anatolia but fell out with Mustafa Kemal's leadership and switched sides, earning him banishment from the Turkish Republic at its founding and exile until the 1950s. Never far from the action or controversy, Esref's dynamic story provides an important counterpoint to the standard narrative of the transition from empire to nation state.
This book tells the story of the thirty-year unfolding and undoing of that movement.
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.