The Trouble with Empire: Challenges to Modern British Imperialism

  • Title: The Trouble with Empire: Challenges to Modern British Imperialism
  • Author: Antoinette Burton
  • ISBN: 9780199936601
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Trouble with Empire Challenges to Modern British Imperialism The Trouble with Empire contends that dissent and disruption were constant features of imperial experience and that they should therefore drive narratives of the modern British imperial past Moving
    The Trouble with Empire contends that dissent and disruption were constant features of imperial experience and that they should, therefore, drive narratives of the modern British imperial past Moving across the one hundred years between the first Anglo Afghan war and Gandhi s salt marches, the book tracks commonalities between different forms of resistance in order to undThe Trouble with Empire contends that dissent and disruption were constant features of imperial experience and that they should, therefore, drive narratives of the modern British imperial past Moving across the one hundred years between the first Anglo Afghan war and Gandhi s salt marches, the book tracks commonalities between different forms of resistance in order to understand how regimes of imperial security worked in practice This emphasis on protest and struggle is intended not only to reveal indigenous agency but to illuminate the limits of imperial power, official and unofficial, as well Pax Britannica the conviction that peace was the dominant feature of modern British imperialism remains the working presumption of most empire histories in the twenty first century The Trouble with Empire, in contrast, originates from skepticism about the ability of hegemons to rule unchallenged and about the capacity of imperial rule to finally and fully subdue those who contested it The book follows various forms of dissent and disruption, both large and small, in three domains the theater of war, the arena of market relations, and the realm of political order.Tracking how empire did and did not work via those who struggled against it recasts ways of measuring not simply imperial success or failure, but its very viability across the uneven terrain of daily power The Trouble with Empire argues that empires are never finally or fully accomplished but are always in motion, subject to pressures from below as well as above In an age of spectacular insurgency and counterinsurgency across many of the former possessions of Britain s global empire, such a genealogy of the forces that troubled imperial hegemony are needed now than ever.

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    1. I really wanted to like this book. it has so much potential in terms of argument but it is just not well written. Page-long paragraphs and chapters that just don't end cloud good research and an obviously well-read author. Perhaps Burton has a point that the trouble with British imperial histories is that they are not written with dissent and disruption in the lead. Yet, so long as a book is as inaccessible as this one, it doesn't really matter what is in the lead.

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    2. This is one of those kaleidoscope books, tilting the familiar sources just a little and revealing a whole new picture. In this case, the British Empire is not a triumphant and smoothly running institution dealing with occasional and outlying rebellion, but a reactive one constantly struggling to stay ahead of constant pushback, protests and political resistance. There are excellent set-piece chapters demonstrating the impossibility of setting realistic "victory conditions," the many cases in whi [...]

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