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The Resource The imperial security state : British colonial knowledge and empire-building in Asia, James Hevia, University of Chicago, (electronic resource)

The imperial security state : British colonial knowledge and empire-building in Asia, James Hevia, University of Chicago, (electronic resource)

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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, University of Chicago
Creator
Subject
Genre
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 colonized 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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hevia, James Louis
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Critical perspectives on empire
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Military intelligence
  • Military intelligence
  • National security
  • Internal security
  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • Asia
  • Great Britain
Label
The imperial security state : British colonial knowledge and empire-building in Asia, James Hevia, University of Chicago, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139047296
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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
CR9781139047296
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521896085
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)796383849
Label
The imperial security state : British colonial knowledge and empire-building in Asia, James Hevia, University of Chicago, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139047296
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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
CR9781139047296
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521896085
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)796383849

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