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Published: 01 March 2015

256 Pages | 10 Illustrations, black & white, 5 Line drawings, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719091773

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Colonial Naval Culture and British Imperialism, 1922-67

Spence Daniel Owen

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • The first ever study of British colonial naval forces, their cultural, social and political impact, transnationally analysed from sources in the UK, Caribbean, East Africa, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong
  • Provides new perspectives on how British imperialism reacted to internal and external pressures of overstretch, war and nationalism, and reinforced its authority materially and ideologically during the twilight of Empire
  • Broadens studies of 'naval theatre' and navalism beyond pre-First World War Europe and the Dominions, by providing new cases in British colonies, dependencies and mandate/trust territories up to decolonisation
  • Suggests for the first time that imperial racial ideology and discourses of power fostered a 'seafaring race' theory for colonial officials, a distinctly naval variation of 'martial race' theory
  • Advances the new imperial and maritime histories, by examining navies as social and cultural institutions where power was expressed through the ideas and relations they cultivated, as through their guns

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