9780719091292-0719091292-The colonisation of time: Ritual, routine and resistance in the British Empire (Studies in Imperialism)

The colonisation of time: Ritual, routine and resistance in the British Empire (Studies in Imperialism)

ISBN-13: 9780719091292
ISBN-10: 0719091292
Edition: 1
Author: Nanni, Giordano
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780719091292
ISBN-10: 0719091292
Edition: 1
Author: Nanni, Giordano
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Nanni, Giordano wrote The colonisation of time: Ritual, routine and resistance in the British Empire (Studies in Imperialism) comprising 304 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0719091292 and 9780719091292. Since then The colonisation of time: Ritual, routine and resistance in the British Empire (Studies in Imperialism) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The colonisation of time is a highly original and long overdue examination of the ways that western-European and specifically British concepts and rituals of time were imposed on other cultures as a fundamental component of colonisation during the nineteenth century. Based on a wealth of primary sources, it explores the intimate relationship between the colonisation of time and space in two British settler-colonies (Victoria, Australia and the Cape Colony, South Africa) and its instrumental role in the exportation of Christianity, capitalism and modernity, thus adding new depth to our understanding of imperial power and of the ways in which it was exercised and limited. All those intrigued by the concept of time will find this book of interest, for it illustrates how western-European time’s rise to a position of global dominance – from the clock to the seven-day week – is one of the most pervasive, enduring and taken-for-granted legacies of colonisation in today’s world.

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