The changing scale of warfare and the making of early colonial South
N. Dirks, The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of ImperialBritain
15 M. Mann, ‘From Ledger to Budget: British Fiscal Imperialism, 1750–1800’, Internationales
Asienforum, 33:3–4 (2002).
16 National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Melville Papers, MS. 3387, pp. 23–4: Henry
Dundas to Charles Cornwallis, 29 Jul. 1787.
17 Peter Marshall has convincingly traced these changed attitudes of metropolitan society
to the 1790s following the defeat of Tipu Sultan’s Mysore in the third and penultimate
Anglo-Mysore War in ‘“Cornwallis Triumphant
Goodenough had come, by 1875, to represent imperialBritish exploration to a degree almost comparable with that earlier achieved by Cook, Messer perhaps hoped to increase perceptions of the significance of his report by revealing the commodore to be vulnerable to malign and superstitious influences. What is certain is that the Pearl had recently become a site of peculiar significance to debates concerning the best means of ‘modernising’ South Pacific cultures; as experts in unrelated fields, it is tempting to imagine Goodenough and Messer arguing for the relative merits
–1965 (Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2006); G. Rist, The History of Development: From Western Origins to Global Faith (New York: Zed Books, 1999); Kiely, Politics of Labour .
8 M. Worboys, “Science and British Colonial Imperialism, 1895–1940” (DPhil, University of Sussex, 1979); Hodge, Triumph of the Expert ; R. Drayton, Nature’s Government: Science, ImperialBritain and the “Improvement” of the World (London: Yale University Press, 2000).
9 Constantine, British Colonial Development Policy ; Havinden and Meredith
-layered phenomenon, which turned
on the interplay between the familiar and the unfamiliar, the homely and
the unhomely. The final reckoning between imperialBritain and its West
Indian colonies can, in the field of culture, be properly understood as
overdetermined. In part this was due to the fact that the last phase of
the encounter between West Indian and Briton took place not only in the
colonial territories but
equally recycled (see also Foreign Office 1933). In the 1962 legislation,
‘dependent’ family members were overtly classed as married wives and
children (Home Office 1962: 7–8) or dependent elderly relatives, making
the entry of husbands or male fiancés more difficult (a practice which
would later be intensified in the now infamous ‘primary purpose rule’;
see chapter 3) (Smith and Marmo 2014). This essentially led to the
outlawing of non-normative family structures from imperial/British
Equally, border agents working at airports and ports were given
, it showed the racisms of post-imperialBritain and the Yugoslav region were interdependent, not just parallel.
In 2015–16, the need to situate the Yugoslav region within the politics and mobilities of a refugee crisis at the convergence between the War on Terror's consequences, the suppression of the Arab Revolutions and the effects of colonial and neo-colonial structural violence on people, economies and environments in Africa made explicit what should have been apparent before: a lens limited to ‘Europe’ could not explain the region's history