In line with discourses situated “at the intersection between imperial history, environmental history and history of technology,”35 Environing Empire pushes New Imperial and Global History beyond considerations of connectivity and ...
Author: Martin Kalb
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Even leaving aside the vast death and suffering that it wrought on indigenous populations, German ambitions to transform Southwest Africa in the early part of the twentieth century were futile for most. For years colonists wrestled ocean waters, desert landscapes, and widespread aridity as they tried to reach inland in their effort of turning outwardly barren lands into a profitable settler colony. In his innovative environmental history, Martin Kalb outlines the development of the colony up to World War I, deconstructing the common settler narrative, all to reveal the importance of natural forces and the Kaisereich’s everyday violence.
Author: Cyprian Leycester DrawbridgePublish On: 1915
... not so much to the production of half a dozen great men , as to the development of a single great empire . ... sets up to be an aristocracy amongst empires , it must pay some attention to the nature of its environing empires .
But France's muscular arguments for an England now become empire are still in the mind of the novel's hero when he accompanies Delia to ... male tasks that make and keep us a Nation , amid a jarring and environing host of Nations ?
Author: Judith Wilt
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Behind Her Times is the definitive study of an author who in celebrating one era helped usher in the next.
... a crucial precedent for vindicating the maritime expansion of future incarnations of the British Empire. ... extols Edgar as 'the true and soveraigne Monarch of all the British Ocean, environing any way his empire of Albion and ...
Author: Sebastian I. Sobecki
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Category: Literary Criticism
Focuses on the literary origins of insular identity from local communities to the entire archipelago.
In the mid-twentieth century British empire, the Colonial Office and Administrative Service was responsible for the African colonies; ... A subfield shares certain features with its environing field while differing in other ways.
Author: Les Back
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader provides an overview of historical and contemporary debates in this vital and ever-evolving field of scholarship and research. Combining contributions from seminal thinkers, leading scholars and emergent voices, this reader provides a critical reflection on key trends and developments in the field. The contributions to this reader provide an overview of key areas of scholarship and research on questions of race and racism. It provides a novel perspective by bringing together readings on the key theoretical and historical processes in this area, the development of diverse theoretical viewpoints, the analysis of antisemitism, the role of colonialism and postcolonialism, feminist perspectives on race and the articulation of new accounts of the contemporary conjuncture. The contributions to this reader include classic works by the likes of W.E.B. DuBois, Stuart Hall and Frantz Fanon as well as timely pieces by contemporary scholars including Orlando Patterson, Patricia Hill Collins and Paul Gilroy. By bringing together a broad range of diverse accounts, Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader engages with various key areas of interest and is an invaluable guide for students and instructors seeking to explore issues of race and racism.
The previous chapters demonstrated how the environing concept recasts the analysis and description of environmental change in non-Western and premodern contexts beyond the Nature—Culture ... The Oxford History ofthe British Empire, vol.
Author: Emmanuel Kreike
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Environmental Infrastructure in African History offers a new approach for analyzing and narrating environmental change. Environmental change conventionally is understood as occurring in a linear fashion, moving from a state of more nature to a state of less nature and more culture. In this model, non-Western and premodern societies live off natural resources, whereas more modern societies rely on artifact, or nature that is transformed and domesticated through science and technology into culture. In contrast, Emmanuel Kreike argues that both non-Western and premodern societies inhabit a dynamic middle ground between nature and culture. He asserts that humans- in collaboration with plants, animals, and other animate and inanimate forces - create environmental infrastructure that constantly is remade and reimagined in the face of ongoing processes of change.
Here we locate the beginningof the practices of techno-governmental environing in the contextofthe scientific revolution. ... Francis Bacon famously hailed how the new experimental science would usher inthe®empire ...
Author: Daniel Lee Kleinman
Category: Political Science
Over the last decade or so, the field of science and technology studies (STS) has become an intellectually dynamic interdisciplinary arena. Concepts, methods, and theoretical perspectives are being drawn both from long-established and relatively young disciplines. From its origins in philosophical and political debates about the creation and use of scientific knowledge, STS has become a wide and deep space for the consideration of the place of science and technology in the world, past and present. The Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology and Society seeks to capture the dynamism and breadth of the field by presenting work that pushes the reader to think about science and technology and their intersections with social life in new ways. The interdisciplinary contributions by international experts in this handbook are organized around six topic areas: embodiment consuming technoscience digitization environments science as work rules and standards This volume highlights a range of theoretical and empirical approaches to some of the persistent – and new – questions in the field. It will be useful for students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities, including in science and technology studies, history, geography, critical race studies, sociology, communications, women’s and gender studies, anthropology, and political science.
The reign of Frederick II . was consumed in Italian and Church quarrels ; and with him the might of the empire came ... the starry choir environing the sun , but the Holy Roman Empire itself had ceased to be anything more than a name .
The reign of Frederick II was consumed in Italian and Church quarrels ; and with him the might of the Empire came to an ... starry choir environing the sun , but the Holy Roman Empire itself had ceased to be anything more than a name .
seen the necessity that the spiritual life do put itself forth and actively lay hold on the environing God . ... doubtless , is just this disclosure to men of the vast , unvarying , atom - grasping empire of natural law .