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

By Catherine Hall, Sonya O. Rose

This pioneering quantity addresses the query of ways Britain's empire was once lived via daily practices - in church and chapel, by way of readers at domestic, as embodied in sexualities or kinds of citizenship, as narrated in histories - from the eighteenth century to the current. major historians discover the imperial adventure and legacy for these positioned, bodily or imaginatively, 'at home,' from the influence of empire on structures of womanhood, masculinity and sophistication to its impact in shaping literature, sexuality, visible tradition, intake and history-writing. They examine how humans idea imperially, now not within the feel of political affiliations for or opposed to empire, yet easily assuming it was once there, a part of the given international that had made them who they have been. additionally they express how empire turned a contentious concentration of realization at yes moments and particularly methods. it will be crucial examining for students and scholars of recent Britain and its empire.

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As was so clear at that moment of ‘coming home’, empire linked the lives of people in the metropole to global circuits of production, distribution and exchange, to the exploitation and oppression of millions of other imperial subjects. National and local histories were imbricated in a world system fashioned by imperialism and colonialism. 77 At the same time, prior to decolonisation, ‘being imperial’ was simply a part of a whole culture, to be investigated not as separate from but as integral to peoples’ lives.

He shows us the court, the camp, and the senate. 25 He was very critical of most contemporary historians and his chosen points of reference were always the writers of Greece and Rome. 26 While the ‘conjectural’ and ‘philosophical’ Enlightenment historians were concerned to deal with an ambitious set of questions about the social, the economic, the political and the cultural, Macaulay’s scope was much narrower. Despite his stated commitment to writing the history of the whole nation, his major focus was political – a repudiation, P.

Towards the end of the nineteenth century as the ideology of domesticity was threatened by the growth of feminism and as the imperial nation was perceived to be in danger of degeneration on the one hand, and competition from other imperial nation states on the other, and later by nationalist movements in the colonies, the emotional power of the connection between home, the domestic and the imperial metropole, if anything, was strengthened. These were places of safety and security, of family and emotional bonds.

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