Comemorating race and empire in First World War centenary / edited by Ben Wellings and Shanti Sumartojo.

  • Aix-en-Provence : Presses universitaires de Provence : [Liverpool] : Liverpool university press, 2018.
  • copyright 2018
193 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.


Summary note
"The Centenary of the First World War in Europe was framed as a moment of national trial and as a collective European tragedy. But the 'Great War for Civilisation' was more than just a European conflict. It was a global war, a clash of empires that began a process of nationalist agitation against empires and the racisms that underpinned them in Asia, Africa and beyond. Despite the global context of Centenary commemorative activity these events remain framed by national and state imaginaries. These frames are ones in which the ideas about nation, race and empire that shaped men's and women's lives during the Great War sit uncomfortably with modern sensibilities. By drawing on original archival research in French and Mandarin and by employing new and multidisciplinary conceptual frames of analysis, this exciting and innovative volume shows how race and empire were commemorated and occluded during the First World War Centenary."--Page 4 of cover.
Wrong ISSN 2265-5913 indicated on page 194.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Ben Wellings, Matthew Graves and Shanti Sumartojo
  • Commemorating Race and Empire in the First World War Centenary
  • Rediscovering and Rehabititating Empire, 2014-2018
  • From 'Coolie' to Transnational Agent: the `Afterlives' of World War One Chinese Workers
  • Marigolds and Poppies: Commemorating `Indian' War Dead
  • Laurence van Ypersele and Enika Ngongo (translated by Ben Wellings) Situating the Belgian Congoln-Belgium's First World War Centenary
  • Maori and Great War Commemoration in New Zealand : Biculturalism and the Politics of Forging National Memory
  • Representing Race and Empire, 1900-1920
  • Resénégalisation and the Representation of Black African Troops during World War One
  • `A Strange, New Race' : Eugenics and the Auftralian Soldier in the First World War
  • The First Circle of Memory: First World War Postcards of British Imperial Troops in Marseilles
  • Aesthetic Form and Political Function: Representations of French Atgerian and British Indian Troops in First World War Recruiting Posters
  • Memorialising Race and Empire in Settler Societies, 1919-2018
  • A Tale of Two Monumenis: The War Memorials of Oran and Algiers and Commemorative Culture in Colonial and Post-Colonial Algeria
  • Shanti Sumartojo and Ben Wellings Anzac, Race and Empire: Memorialising Soldiers and Warriors in Australia.
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