Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2016

232 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719095337

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Masters and Servants

Claire Lowrie

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Illustrates the centrality of domestic politics to colonial rule and the ways in which mastery over servants was a key expression of colonial power
  • Provides a fresh interpretation of colonial domesticity by focusing on male servants and by analysing domestic service in British, white Australian and Chinese homes
  • Develops an innovative approach to colonial history by analysing a settler colony and an exploitation colony side-by-side
  • Provides a new framework for understanding how ideas, cultures and practices circulated across colonies and how they played out in different colonial contexts