Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2015

278 Pages | 17 Illustrations, black & white; 1 Maps

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780719089213

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History, Heritage, and Colonialism

Historical Consciousness, Britishness, and Cultural Identity in New Zealand, 1870-1940

Kynan Gentry

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Will be the first exploration of the range of ways that historical consciousness, heritage, and the idea of 'the past' manifested in British colonial society and identity
  • Offers a ground breaking analysis of the importance of 'place' in considering how societies attach to historic narratives, by comparing settler society's interactions with indigenous and European narratives that occupy the same geographical space
  • Explores hitherto neglected dimensions of the politics of cultural colonization and colonial identity construction
  • While focusing on New Zealand, the nature and significance of international interest in aspects of New Zealand's history and cultural heritage offers a rich and convincing study of the importance of transnational connections and the 'webs' of empire