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Orientalism and Race : Aryanism in the British Empire - Tony Ballantyne

Orientalism and Race

Aryanism in the British Empire

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This study traces the emergence and dissemination of Aryanism within the British Empire. The idea of an Aryan race became an important feature of imperial culture in the nineteenth century, feeding into debates in Britain, Ireland, India, and the Pacific. The global reach of the Aryan idea reflected the complex networks that enabled the global reach of British Imperialism. Tony Ballantyne charts the shifting meanings of Aryanism within these 'webs' of Empire.

'An impressive first book...His grasp of three imperial locations...makes for a powerful analysis. It is an important piece of work and deserves to be widely read.' - Catherine Hall, Journal of Modern History

'Tony Ballantyne has done a masterful job... an excellent start for historians interested in tracing a world system of ideas. The work...will appeal to a broad audience of scholars. I recommend it to anyone interested in New Zealand, India, the intellectual foundations of imperialism, Orientalism in general, or simply the history of ideas.' - Journal of World History

'An important work...innovative and lucid...Combining a wide-ranging comparative framework with rigorous analysis of textual links and intellectual influences, the work has broken the mould of intellectual histories of the British empire. Ballantyne has done imperial history a major service.' - History Workshop Journal

'This is no token attempt at transnational history. It is the real thing.' - James Belich, American Historical Review

'...stands out from its contemporaries in presenting the empire...' - Mrinalini Sinha, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History

'Orientalism and Race is a roaming work that encapsulates more material than one would have thought possible in fewer than 200 pages...provides a new perspective on the study of history, colonialism and the humanities.' - Ian Malcolmson, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Aryanism and the Webs of Empire The Emergence of Aryanism
Company Orientalism, Colonial Governance and Imperial Ethnology Indocentrism on the New Zealand Frontier
Geographies of Race
Empire and Nation Systematizing Religion
From Tahiti to the Tat Khalsa 'Hello Ganesha!'
Indocentrism and the Interpretation of Maori Religion Print
Literacy, and the Recasting of Maori Identities
The Politics of Language, Nation, and Race
Hindu Identities in the Late Nineteenth Century Conclusion
Knowledge, Empire
Globalization
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780333963609
ISBN-10: 0333963601
Series: Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 18th December 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1