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The Resource Out of place : Englishness, empire, and the locations of identity, Ian Baucom

Out of place : Englishness, empire, and the locations of identity, Ian Baucom

Label
Out of place : Englishness, empire, and the locations of identity
Title
Out of place
Title remainder
Englishness, empire, and the locations of identity
Statement of responsibility
Ian Baucom
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In a 1968 speech on British immigration policy, Enoch Powell insisted that although a black man may be a British citizen, he can never be an Englishman. This book explains why such a claim was possible to advance and impossible to defend. Ian Baucom reveals how "Englishness" emerged against the institutions and experiences of the British Empire, rendering English culture subject to local determinations and global negotiations. In his view, the Empire was less a place where England exerted control than where it lost command of its own identity
  • Analyzing imperial crisis zones - including the Indian Mutiny of 1857, the Morant Bay uprising of 1865, the Amritsar massacre of 1919, and the Brixton riots of 1981 - Baucom asks if the building of the empire completely refashioned England's narratives of national identity. To answer this question, he draws on a surprising range of sources: Victorian and imperial architectural theory, colonial tourist manuals, lexicographic treatises, domestic and imperial cricket culture, country house fetishism, and the writings of Ruskin, Kipling, Ford Maddox Ford, Forster, Rhys, C.L.R. James, Naipaul, and Rushdie--and representations of urban riot on television, in novels, and in parliamentary sessions. Emphasizing the English preoccupation with place, he discusses some crucial locations of Englishness that replaced the rural sites of Wordsworthian tradition: the Morant Bay courthouse, Bombay's Gothic railway station, the battle grounds of the 1857 uprising in India, colonial cricket fields, and, last but not least, urban riot zones."--Pub. desc
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baucom, Ian
Dewey number
820.9/358
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR478.N37
LC item number
B38 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • National characteristics, English, in literature
  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • English literature
  • Great Britain
  • Group identity in literature
  • Decolonization in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • England
  • Race in literature
  • Commonwealth
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • British colonies
  • Civilization
  • Colonies in literature
  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • Decolonization in literature
  • English literature
  • Group identity in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • National characteristics, English, in literature
  • Race in literature
  • England
  • Literatur
  • Kolonialismus
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • Entkolonialisierung
  • Nationale identiteit
  • Imperialisme
  • Letterkunde
  • Engels
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Décolonisation
  • Impérialisme
  • Caractère national anglais
  • Identité collective
  • Littérature anglophone
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Geschichte 1780-1999
  • Geschichte 1960-1999
  • Englisch
Label
Out of place : Englishness, empire, and the locations of identity, Ian Baucom
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-243) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Locating English Identity
  • The House of Memory: John Ruskin and the Architecture of Englishness
  • "British to the Backbone": On Imperial Subject-Fashioning
  • The Path from War to Friendship: E.M. Forster's Mutiny Pilgrimage
  • Put a Little English on It: C.L.R. James and England's Field of Play
  • Among the Ruins: Topographies of Postimperial Melancholy
  • The Riot of Englishness: Migrancy, Nomadism, and the Redemption of the Nation
  • Afterword: Something Rich and Strange
Control code
741690718
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 249 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282753693
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/cttrzjr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741690718
Label
Out of place : Englishness, empire, and the locations of identity, Ian Baucom
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-243) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Locating English Identity
  • The House of Memory: John Ruskin and the Architecture of Englishness
  • "British to the Backbone": On Imperial Subject-Fashioning
  • The Path from War to Friendship: E.M. Forster's Mutiny Pilgrimage
  • Put a Little English on It: C.L.R. James and England's Field of Play
  • Among the Ruins: Topographies of Postimperial Melancholy
  • The Riot of Englishness: Migrancy, Nomadism, and the Redemption of the Nation
  • Afterword: Something Rich and Strange
Control code
741690718
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 249 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282753693
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttrzjr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741690718

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