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The Resource The other empire : metropolis, India and progress in the colonial imagination, John Marriott, (electronic resource)

The other empire : metropolis, India and progress in the colonial imagination, John Marriott, (electronic resource)

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The other empire : metropolis, India and progress in the colonial imagination
Title
The other empire
Title remainder
metropolis, India and progress in the colonial imagination
Statement of responsibility
John Marriott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a detailed study of the various ways in which London and India were imaginatively constructed by British observers during the nineteenth century. This process took place within an uneven field of knowledge that brought together travel and evangelical accounts to exert a formative influence on the creation of London and India for the domestic reading public. Their distinct narratives, rhetoric and chronologies forged homologies between representations of the metropolitan poor and colonial subjects. Thus the poor and particular sections of the Indian population - seen as the most threatening to imperial progress - were inscribed within discourses of Western civilisation as regressive and inferior peoples. Over time these discourses increasingly promoted notions of over and rigid racial hierarchies, the legacy of which remains to this day." "This comparative analysis looks afresh at the writings of observers such as Henry Mayhew, Patrick Colquhoun, Charles Grant, Pierce Egan, James Forbes and Emma Roberts, thereby seeking to rethink the location of the poor and India within the nineteenth-century imagination. Drawing upon cultural and intellectual history it also attempts to extend our understanding of the relationship between 'centre' and 'periphery', and of the nature of imperial modernity." "The other empire will be of value to students and scholars of modern imperial and urban history, cultural studies, and religious studies."--Jacket
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marriott, John
Dewey number
305.5/69/0942109034
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in imperialism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban poor
  • Social change
  • Urban poor
  • Social change
  • Imperialism
  • London (England)
  • India
  • Londres (Angleterre)
  • Inde
Label
The other empire : metropolis, India and progress in the colonial imagination, John Marriott, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The needy villains' gen'ral home
  • Tricks of the town
  • The vast torrent of luxury
  • India in European cosmography
  • Forraigne sects
  • The intimate connexion
  • Discovery of the metropolitan residuum
  • Gothic heaps of stone
  • Late eighteenth-century travel in India
  • Early evangelical activity
  • Introduction: metropolis and India
  • The conversion of heathens
  • A complete cyclopaedia
  • Unknown London
  • Metropolitan evangelicalism
  • Racialization of the poor
  • Wandering tribes
  • Mayhew's legacy
  • So immense an empire
  • A new mode of observation
  • The privilege of the traveller
  • The antinomies of progress
  • Racialization of India
  • Castes of robbers and thieves
  • In darkest England
  • The meaning of dirt
  • Degeneration and desire
  • Crowds bred in the abyss
  • Problems of the race
  • The great museum of races
  • Urban mythology
  • Nascent ethnology
  • Poverty and progress
  • 1857 and its aftermath
  • Discovery of caste
  • Race and progress
  • Slavery and progress
  • Colonialism and progress
  • Progress and the human order
  • Progress and its antitheses
  • Desarts of Africa or Arabia
Control code
ocm70729352
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423706335
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70729352
Label
The other empire : metropolis, India and progress in the colonial imagination, John Marriott, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The needy villains' gen'ral home
  • Tricks of the town
  • The vast torrent of luxury
  • India in European cosmography
  • Forraigne sects
  • The intimate connexion
  • Discovery of the metropolitan residuum
  • Gothic heaps of stone
  • Late eighteenth-century travel in India
  • Early evangelical activity
  • Introduction: metropolis and India
  • The conversion of heathens
  • A complete cyclopaedia
  • Unknown London
  • Metropolitan evangelicalism
  • Racialization of the poor
  • Wandering tribes
  • Mayhew's legacy
  • So immense an empire
  • A new mode of observation
  • The privilege of the traveller
  • The antinomies of progress
  • Racialization of India
  • Castes of robbers and thieves
  • In darkest England
  • The meaning of dirt
  • Degeneration and desire
  • Crowds bred in the abyss
  • Problems of the race
  • The great museum of races
  • Urban mythology
  • Nascent ethnology
  • Poverty and progress
  • 1857 and its aftermath
  • Discovery of caste
  • Race and progress
  • Slavery and progress
  • Colonialism and progress
  • Progress and the human order
  • Progress and its antitheses
  • Desarts of Africa or Arabia
Control code
ocm70729352
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423706335
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70729352

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