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The imperial security state : British colonial knowledge and empire-building in Asia, James Hevia

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The imperial security state : British colonial knowledge and empire-building in Asia
Title
The imperial security state
Title remainder
British colonial knowledge and empire-building in Asia
Statement of responsibility
James Hevia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Imperial Security State explores an important but under-explored dimension of British imperialism - its information system and the close links between military knowledge and the maintenance of empire. James Hevia's innovative study focuses on route books and military reports produced by the British Indian Army military intelligence between 1880 and 1940. He shows that together these formed a renewable and authoritative archive that was used to train intelligence officers, to inform civilian policy makers and to provide vital information to commanders as they approached the battlefield. The strategic, geographical, political and ethnographical knowledge that was gathered not only framed imperial strategies towards colonised areas to the east but also produced the very object of intervention: Asia itself. Finally, the book addresses the long-term impact of the security regime, revealing how elements of British colonial knowledge have continued to influence contemporary tactics of counterinsurgency in twenty-first-century Iraq and Afghanistan"--
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StDuBDS
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1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hevia, James Louis
Dewey number
355.3432094109041
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Critical perspectives on empire
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military intelligence
  • Strategic culture
  • Great Britain
Label
The imperial security state : British colonial knowledge and empire-building in Asia, James Hevia
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The military revolution of the nineteenth century -- 3. Imperial state formation, the professionalization of the army, and the making of experts -- 4. Forming intelligence, making an archive -- 5. Disciplining the space of Asia: triangulation and route books -- 6. Regulating the facts of Asia: military reports and handbooks -- 7. The uses of intelligence -- 8. The effects of the imperial security regime in Asia and Great Britain -- 9. Imperial security and the transformation of Asia
Control code
FIEb17154273
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780521896085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016038927
  • (OCoLC)779244511
Label
The imperial security state : British colonial knowledge and empire-building in Asia, James Hevia
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The military revolution of the nineteenth century -- 3. Imperial state formation, the professionalization of the army, and the making of experts -- 4. Forming intelligence, making an archive -- 5. Disciplining the space of Asia: triangulation and route books -- 6. Regulating the facts of Asia: military reports and handbooks -- 7. The uses of intelligence -- 8. The effects of the imperial security regime in Asia and Great Britain -- 9. Imperial security and the transformation of Asia
Control code
FIEb17154273
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780521896085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016038927
  • (OCoLC)779244511

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