The Imperialist Imagination

The Imperialist Imagination PDF Author: Sara Friedrichsmeyer
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472066827
Category : Arts, German
Languages : en
Pages : 380

Book Description
The first anthology of essays to address colonial and postcolonial issues in German history, culture, and literature

After the Imperialist Imagination

After the Imperialist Imagination PDF Author: Sara Pugach
Publisher: Transnational Cultures
ISBN: 9781788742009
Category : Auswirkung
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
This collection analyzes scholarship on global Germany since 1998, assessing its impact on German historiography and diaspora studies. It reveals that Germany's colonial presence overseas forged links to landscapes, traditions, and communities beyond Europe that continue to modify the cultural boundaries of Germanness into the present day.

Cuba in the American Imagination

Cuba in the American Imagination PDF Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807886946
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352

Book Description
For more than two hundred years, Americans have imagined and described Cuba and its relationship to the United States by conjuring up a variety of striking images--Cuba as a woman, a neighbor, a ripe fruit, a child learning to ride a bicycle. Louis A. Perez Jr. offers a revealing history of these metaphorical and depictive motifs and discovers the powerful motives behind such characterizations of the island as they have persisted and changed since the early nineteenth century. Drawing on texts and visual images produced by Americans ranging from government officials, policy makers, and journalists to travelers, tourists, poets, and lyricists, Perez argues that these charged and coded images of persuasion and mediation were in service to America's imperial impulses over Cuba.

Placing Empire

Placing Empire PDF Author: Kate McDonald
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520967232
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 272

Book Description
A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit to learn more. Placing Empire examines the spatial politics of Japanese imperialism through a study of Japanese travel and tourism to Korea, Manchuria, and Taiwan between the late nineteenth century and the early 1950s. In a departure from standard histories of Japan, this book shows how debates over the role of colonized lands reshaped the social and spatial imaginary of the modern Japanese nation and how, in turn, this sociospatial imaginary affected the ways in which colonial difference was conceptualized and enacted. The book thus illuminates how ideas of place became central to the production of new forms of colonial hierarchy as empires around the globe transitioned from an era of territorial acquisition to one of territorial maintenance.

Liberalism, Imperialism, and the Historical Imagination

Liberalism, Imperialism, and the Historical Imagination PDF Author: Theodore Koditschek
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139494880
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 367

Book Description
This book examines the ways in which imperial agendas informed the writing of history in nineteenth-century Britain and how historical writing transformed imperial agendas. Using the published writings and personal papers of Walter Scott, J. A. Froude, James Mill, Rammohun Roy, T. B. Macaulay, E. A. Freeman, W. E. Gladstone, and J. R. Seeley among others, Theodore Koditschek sheds light on the role of the historical imagination in the establishment and legitimation of liberal imperialism. He shows how both imperialists and the imperialized were drawn to reflect back on the Empire's past as a result of the need to construct a modern, multi-national British imperial identity for a more economically expansive and enlightened present. By tracing the imperial lives and historical works of these pivotal figures, Theodore Koditschek illuminates the ways in which discourse altered practice, and vice versa, as well as how the history of Empire was continuously written and re-written.

Facing the Pacific

Facing the Pacific PDF Author: Jeffrey A. Geiger
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824830660
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 314

Book Description
The enduring popularity of Polynesia in western literature, art, and film attests to the pleasures that Pacific islands have, over the centuries, afforded the consuming gaze of the west—connoting solitude, release from cares, and, more recently, self-renewal away from urbanized modern life. Facing the Pacific is the first study to offer a detailed look at the United States’ intense engagement with the myth of the South Seas just after the First World War, when, at home, a popular vogue for all things Polynesian seemed to echo the expansion of U.S. imperialist activities abroad. Jeffrey Geiger looks at a variety of texts that helped to invent a vision of Polynesia for U.S. audiences, focusing on a group of writers and filmmakers whose mutual fascination with the South Pacific drew them together—and would eventually drive some of them apart. Key figures discussed in this volume are Frederick O’Brien, author of the bestseller White Shadows in the South Seas; filmmaker Robert Flaherty and his wife, Frances Hubbard Flaherty, who collaborated on Moana; director W. S. Van Dyke, who worked with Robert Flaherty on MGM’s adaptation of White Shadows; and Expressionist director F. W. Murnau, whose last film, Tabu, was co-directed with Flaherty.

Taming the Imperial Imagination

Taming the Imperial Imagination PDF Author: Martin J. Bayly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107118050
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 351

Book Description
A new perspective on empire, international relations and foreign policy through attention to British colonial knowledge on Afghanistan from 1808 to 1878.

Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan

Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan PDF Author: Torquil Duthie
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900426454X
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 463

Book Description
In Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan, Torquil Duthie examines the literary representation of the late seventh-century Yamato court as a realm of "all under heaven.” Through close readings of the early volumes of the poetic anthology Man’yōshū (c. eighth century) and the last volumes of the official history Nihon shoki (c. 720), Duthie shows how competing political interests and different styles of representation produced not a unified ideology, but rather a “bundle” of disparate imperial imaginaries collected around the figure of the imperial sovereign. Central to this process was the creation of a tradition of vernacular poetry in which Yamato courtiers could participate and recognize themselves as the cultured officials of the new imperial realm.

Technologies of Empire

Technologies of Empire PDF Author: Dermot Ryan
Publisher: University of Delaware
ISBN: 1611494494
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 188

Book Description
Technologies of Empire reshapes post-colonial scholarship of the long eighteenth century by exploring the ways in which post-enlightenment authors employ writing and imagination to produce rather than simply represent empire. Challenging the assumption that the first imaginings of coordinated global empires occur in the later nineteenth century, this study argues that authors ranging from Adam Smith, Edmund Burke to William Wordsworth conceive of imagination and writing as technologies that can conceptualize and consolidate the new forms of empire they see emerging.

The Modernist Imagination

The Modernist Imagination PDF Author: Martin Jay
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845454289
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 462

Book Description
Some of the most exciting and innovative work in the humanities is occurring at the intersection of intellectual history and critical theory. This volume includes work from some of the most prominent contemporary scholars in the humanities.