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The Resource Empires of the mind : the colonial past and the politics of the present, Robert Gildea, University of Oxford

Empires of the mind : the colonial past and the politics of the present, Robert Gildea, University of Oxford

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Empires of the mind : the colonial past and the politics of the present
Title
Empires of the mind
Title remainder
the colonial past and the politics of the present
Statement of responsibility
Robert Gildea, University of Oxford
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Language
eng
Summary
The empires of the future would be the empires of the mind' declared Churchill in 1943, envisaging universal empires living in peaceful harmony. Robert Gildea exposes instead the brutal realities of decolonisation and neo-colonialism which have shaped the postwar world. Even after the rush of French and British decolonisation in the 1960s, the strings of economic and military power too often remained in the hands of the former colonial powers. The more empire appears to have declined and fallen, the more a fantasy of empire has been conjured up as a model for projecting power onto the world stage and legitimised colonialist intervention in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. This aggression, along with the imposition of colonial hierarchies in metropolitan society, has excluded, alienated and even radicalised immigrant populations. Meanwhile, nostalgia for empire has bedevilled relations with Europe and played a large part in explaining Brexit. --
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Gildea, Robert
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Imperialism
  • Imperialism
  • Postcolonialism
  • Postcolonialism
  • International organization
  • World politics
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Empires of the mind : the colonial past and the politics of the present, Robert Gildea, University of Oxford
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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Contents
Empires constructed and contested -- Empires in crisis : two world wars -- The imperialism of decolonisation -- Neo-colonialism, new global empire -- Colonising in reverse and colonialist backlash -- Europe : in or out? -- Islamism and the retreat to monocultural nationalism -- Hubris and nemesis : Iraq, the colonial fracture and global economic crisis -- The empire strikes back -- Fantasy, anguish and working through
Control code
on1047548224
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 358 pages
Isbn
9781107159587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1047548224
Label
Empires of the mind : the colonial past and the politics of the present, Robert Gildea, University of Oxford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Empires constructed and contested -- Empires in crisis : two world wars -- The imperialism of decolonisation -- Neo-colonialism, new global empire -- Colonising in reverse and colonialist backlash -- Europe : in or out? -- Islamism and the retreat to monocultural nationalism -- Hubris and nemesis : Iraq, the colonial fracture and global economic crisis -- The empire strikes back -- Fantasy, anguish and working through
Control code
on1047548224
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 358 pages
Isbn
9781107159587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1047548224

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