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Sabine Clarke

-funded research would enable Britain’s Caribbean colonies to participate in the emerging ‘brave new synthetic world’, and in doing so these places would find their economic fortunes revived. 2 By exploring post-war visions of economic development for the British Caribbean colonies this work produces a rethinking of our wider understanding of the history of science and development in the twentieth century. Despite the rise of development as a universal ideal for the Global South and the emergence of development studies as a major scholarly field, we employ a narrative of past

in Science at the end of empire
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Sue Thomas

instance, has decried Naipaul as ‘immoral’, a pedlar of ‘the tritest, the cheapest and the easiest of colonial mythologies about wogs and darkies’ and comforting imperialist theses concerning the ‘self-inflicted wounds’ of the colonised. 7 The relation of Naipaul and his work to the post-imperial encounter in Britain is, however, more complicated than such denunciations suggest

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
The intellectual influence of non-medical research on policy and practice in the Colonial Medical Service in Tanganyika and Uganda
Shane Doyle

leisure, freedom from fear and want, and the satisfaction of material needs at the expense of the minimum of effort.’ While drawing on the Arcadian literary tradition in her description of Buhaya, Huxley’s writing also made deliberate reference to contemporary claims about what could be achieved by the new technocratic, welfarist developmentalism of the post-war Empire. But Bukoba’s district

in Beyond the state
John Marriott

power to rival France, Spain and Holland. Structurally underpinned by mutually supportive relationships among the state, the navy, and financial and mercantile sectors, British influence increased not only in global markets, but also in those ancillary services such as insurance, shipping, banking and distribution that were vital to continued growth. 30 The series of

in The other empire
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John Marriott

of degeneration assailed the discursive realm of the metropolitan poor. Expressing certain anxieties about the stability of the social order in the face of revolutionary upheaval, such ideas had surfaced occasionally to influence post-Enlightenment thought, but they remained relatively minor components within large theories of social and political evolution. 32 Now, at a time when an

in The other empire