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

  • Aix-en-Provence : Presses Universitaires de Provence ; [Liverpool] : Liverpool University Press, 2018.
  • ©2018
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  • First World War commemoration in Europe has been 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 in fact a global war, a clash of empires that began a process of nationalist agitation against imperial polities 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 and ones in which the ideas about nation, race and imperialism that animated and dominated men and women during the Great War sit uncomfortably with modern sensibilities. By drawing on original archival research, translations from French and Mandarin into English and by employing multidisciplinary conceptual frames of analysis this exciting and innovative volume explores how race and empire, and racism and imperialism, were commemorated or forgotten during the First World War Centenary.
  • The 'Great War for Civilisation' was more than a European conflict. It was a global war spanning Asia, Africa and beyond. Drawing on original archival research in several languages and employing multidisciplinary frames of analysis, this innovative volume explores how race and empire were commemorated during the First World War Centenary.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Comemorating race and empire in 1st World War centenary
  • 9781786948489 ((electronic bk.))
  • 1786948486 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9791032001509 ((pbk.))
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