Author: Charles V. Reed

Royal Tourists, Colonial Subjects, and the Making of a British World, 1860-1911 examines the ritual space of nineteenth-century royal tours of empire and the diverse array of historical actors who participated in them. The book is a tale of royals who were ambivalent and bored partners in the project of empire; colonial administrators who used royal ceremonies to pursue a multiplicity of projects and interests or to imagine themselves as African chiefs or heirs to the Mughal emperors; local princes and chiefs who were bullied and bruised by the politics of the royal tour, even as some of them used the tour to symbolically appropriate or resist British cultural power; and settlers of European descent and people of colour in the empire who made claims on the rights and responsibilities of imperial citizenship and as co-owners of Britain’s global empire. Royal Tourists, Colonial Subjects, and the Making of a British World suggests that the diverse responses to the royal tours of the nineteenth century demonstrate how a multi-centred British-imperial culture was forged in the empire and was constantly made and remade, appropriated and contested. In this context, subjects of empire provincialized the British Isles, centring the colonies in their political and cultural constructions of empire, Britishness, citizenship, and loyalty.

Results of the Charité Human Remains Project
Holger Stoecker and Andreas Winkelmann

From 2010 to 2013 the Charité Human Remains Project researched the provenance of the remains of fifty-seven men and women from the then colony of German South West Africa. They were collected during German colonial rule, especially but not only during the colonial war 1904–8. The remains were identified in anthropological collections of academic institutions in Berlin. The article describes the history of these collections, the aims, methods and interdisciplinary format of provenance research as well as its results and finally the restitutions of the remains to Namibia in 2011 and 2014.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Megan Daigle, Sarah Martin, and Henri Myrttinen

in Insecure Places: 2009 Update: Trends in Violence against Aid Workers and the Operational Response , HPG Policy Brief 34 ( London : Overseas Development Institute ). Stoler , A. L. ( 2010 ), Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule ( Berkeley : University of California Press, 2nd

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Marie-Luce Desgrandchamps, Lasse Heerten, Arua Oko Omaka, Kevin O'Sullivan, and Bertrand Taithe

support the agitation for the restructuring of the Federation, but the North, which seems to be benefiting from the present constitutional structure, is opposed to any form of restructuring. So it has been a contentious issue. Fifty years after independence people are still talking about whether the Federation would survive or not. In the past, people were blaming the colonial authorities for the underdevelopment of the country. How long shall we blame colonial rule? Is

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
The changing scale of warfare and the making of early colonial South Asia
Manu Sehgal

historiography of colonial South Asia are riddled with several unexamined verities. At least two of these deserve to be highlighted at the outset – the extractive nature of colonial rule and the violence inherent to the colonial project – both of which were essential to the process of territorial conquest.3 In examining the changes in and potential limits to large-scale violence in the early modern world, the case of early 72 Part I: Coherence and fragmentation colonial South Asia is particularly instructive. The discussion that follows interprets large-scale violence

in A global history of early modern violence
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Joe Turner

consider more appropriately what the relationship is between citizens who are never allowed to belong and those who are formally made deportable, and with that killable. And in turn we must consider how this structures citizenship more broadly. This is what I turn to now, offering up some examples to remind us how citizenship functioned across the British Empire, in processes of colonial domestication, before reflecting on the reworking of deprivation and monstrousness today as an extension and readaptation of colonial rule. Deprivations under empire On 27 April 1888

in Bordering intimacy
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Postcolonial governance and the policing of family
Author: Joe Turner

Bordering intimacy is a study of how borders and dominant forms of intimacy, such as family, are central to the governance of postcolonial states such as Britain. The book explores the connected history between contemporary border regimes and the policing of family with the role of borders under European and British empires. Building upon postcolonial, decolonial and black feminist theory, the investigation centres on how colonial bordering is remade in contemporary Britain through appeals to protect, sustain and make family life. Not only was family central to the making of colonial racism but claims to family continue to remake, shore up but also hide the organisation of racialised violence in liberal states. Drawing on historical investigations, the book investigates the continuity of colonial rule in numerous areas of contemporary government – family visa regimes, the policing of sham marriages, counterterror strategies, deprivation of citizenship, policing tactics, integration policy. In doing this, the book re-theorises how we think of the connection between liberal government, race, family, borders and empire. In using Britain as a case, this opens up further insights into the international/global circulations of liberal empire and its relationship to violence.

Open Access (free)
Joe Turner

to show the violence of colonial rule and recover and forge new expressions of being in the world. Inversions In diverse environments, from migrant camp dispersals, to police stop and search, to protest movements, the use of photography to hold the state and its agents and international organisations to account has become increasingly powerful. Whether this is filming police violence (Wall and Linnemann 2014), or illegal detention practices, or physical and sexual abuse, photography is increasingly used to put pressure on states or to attempt to persecute

in Bordering intimacy
‘Postcolonial’ as periodizer
Andrew Sartori

Introduction The term ‘post-colonial’ proliferated rapidly in English and French starting in the 1950s, mirroring the acceleration of processes of decolonization. Down through the 1970s and 1980s, ‘post-colonial’ remained for the most part a relatively straightforward political periodizer. It named whatever institutional order followed the end of formal colonial rule – and by extension, the social and cultural forms that accompanied that institutional order. But starting in the 1980s, a second

in Post-everything
Elisha P. Renne

primary health care, which includes the provision of early childhood vaccines, routine immunisation and basic health care for its citizens, will play an important part in the successful conclusion of the GPEI. Vaccination programmes in colonial and independent Nigeria: state power and health agendas In northern Nigeria, vaccination campaigns have been associated with the commencement of British colonial rule

in The politics of vaccination