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The absent-minded imperialists : empire, society, and culture in Britain, Bernard Porter

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The absent-minded imperialists : empire, society, and culture in Britain
Title
The absent-minded imperialists
Title remainder
empire, society, and culture in Britain
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Porter
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The British Empire was a huge enterprise. To foreigners it more or less defined Britain in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its repercussions in the wider world are still with us today. It also had a great impact on Britain herself: for example, on her economy, security, population, and eating habits. One might expect this to have been reflected in her society and culture. Indeed, this has now become the conventional wisdom: that Britain was steeped in imperialism domestically, which affected (or infected) almost everything Britons thought, felt, and did." "This is the first book to examine this assumption critically against the broader background of contemporary British society. Bernard Porter, a leading imperial historian, argues that the empire had a far lower profile in Britain than it did abroad. Many Britons could hardly have been aware of it for most of the nineteenth century and only a small number was in any way committed to it. Between these extremes opinions differed widely over what was even meant by the empire. This depended largely on class, and even when people were aware of the empire, it had no appreciable impact on their thinking about anything else. Indeed, the influence far more often went the other way, with perceptions of the empire being affected (or distorted) by more powerful domestic discourses. Although Britain was an imperial nation in this period, she was never a genuine imperial society."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porter, Bernard
Dewey number
941.081
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA18
LC item number
.P65 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public opinion
  • Imperialism
  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The absent-minded imperialists : empire, society, and culture in Britain, Bernard Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Empire and society -- Participation -- The prefects -- The middle classes at school -- Trade, liberty, and empire : the middle classes to 1880 -- Not in front of the servants -- Culture and imperialism -- Peril and propaganda, c. 1900 -- What about the workers? -- Imperialists, other imperialists, and others -- Empire on condition, 1914-1940 -- Repercussions -- Recapitulation and conclusion -- Endnotes
Control code
56334149
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 475 pages
Isbn
9780198208549
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004019735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The absent-minded imperialists : empire, society, and culture in Britain, Bernard Porter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Empire and society -- Participation -- The prefects -- The middle classes at school -- Trade, liberty, and empire : the middle classes to 1880 -- Not in front of the servants -- Culture and imperialism -- Peril and propaganda, c. 1900 -- What about the workers? -- Imperialists, other imperialists, and others -- Empire on condition, 1914-1940 -- Repercussions -- Recapitulation and conclusion -- Endnotes
Control code
56334149
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 475 pages
Isbn
9780198208549
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004019735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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