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  • Ornamentalism How the British Saw Their Empire
  • David Cannadine
  • English
  • 25 October 2019
  • 9780195157949

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Read & Download Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â David Cannadine Ornamentalism How the British Saw Their Empire Free download ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free With the return of Hong Kong to the Chinese government in 1997 the empire that had lasted three hundred years and upon which the sun never set finally lost its hold on the world and slipped into history But the uestion of how we understand the British Empire its origins nature purpose. Handling the history of the British Empire is a daunting task While some including Christopher Lee no not that one go for the encyclopedic approach and even then fail to cover everything Cannadine whacks out 200 pages that certainly gives the reader an accessible introduction into this always highly controversial subjectWhile Cannadine is unable to restrain his lexical tics completely you will want to scream when he uses the term appropriately enough for the umpteenth time he handles the subject matter confidently and deftly He is a clear critic of empire and imperialism but does not fall into the trap of not seeing the attractions of empire at least for some In a field where Niall Ferguson takes the damn ingrates tack towards the US declaring independence from the British empire while on the other side many of the left desperately pretend the empire was an institution forced on the working class instead of one where many in the working class eagerly participated Cannadine s approach is to be welcomedExpress healthy criticism for his rhetorical fireworks and you ll find an enlightening pacy read Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir years and upon which the sun never set finally lost its hold on the world and slipped into history But the uestion of how we understand the British Empire its origins nature purpose. Handling the history of the British Empire is a daunting task While some including Christopher Lee no not that one go for the encyclopedic approach and even then fail to cover everything Cannadine whacks out 200 pages that certainly gives the reader an accessible introduction into this always highly controversial subjectWhile Cannadine is unable to restrain his lexical tics completely Popinjay Stairs you will want to scream when he uses the term appropriately enough for the umpteenth time he handles the subject matter confidently and deftly He is a clear critic of empire and imperialism but does not fall into the trap of not seeing the attractions of empire at least for some In a field where Niall Ferguson takes the damn ingrates tack towards the US declaring independence from the British empire while on the other side many of the left desperately pretend the empire was an institution forced on the working class instead of one where many in the working class eagerly participated Cannadine s approach is to be welcomedExpress healthy criticism for his rhetorical fireworks and Sunjata Penguin Classics you ll find an enlightening pacy read

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Read & Download Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â David Cannadine Ornamentalism How the British Saw Their Empire Free download ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free S of Edward Said and others Cannadine suggests that the British were motivated not only by race but also by class The British wanted to domesticate the exotic world of their colonies and to reorder the societies they ruled according to an idealized image of their own class hierarchies. As brilliant as I remembered it Although it somehow lacks theoretical anchorage the arguments is powerful and serves as counterpoint to Edward Said s Orientalism not everything was about racism or a distorted image of the Other class and status had a powerful weight in British colonialism a fact which would set it apart from other colonial systems such as the French or the SpanishI think that the argument is worth taking into account and needs further research maybe combining it with a Marxist approach on social classes and Bourdieu s idea of symbolic capital

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Read & Download Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â David Cannadine Ornamentalism How the British Saw Their Empire Free download ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free And effect on the world it ruled is far from settled In this incisive work David Cannadine looks at the British Empire from a new perspective through the eyes of those who created and ruled it and offers fresh insight into the driving forces behind the Empire Arguing against the view. 45 Cannadine argues that the British ruling class saw the Empire as reinforcing exporting and expanding England s class hierarchy Where Imperial possessions had kings or potentates as in India or Morocco they allied with them Where there were no rulers they appointed some This was done both in the belief that the British way was best that these other rulers were people they could do business with and increasingly in reaction to democracy and urbanization at home if being a baron in England didn t get enough respect being vice governor of a colony provided than enough pomp and circumstance The flip side is that the rulers the English relied on were often weak or unpopular particularly when they d been British made Many colonial cultures were not so hierarchical as they appeared or impressed by the pomp of British representatives or even royal tours Ultimately the anti hierarchical side proved the stronger as Ireland broke away followed through the 20th century by the rest of the empireA very good history