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Dwelling on the Margins of Empire: Colonized and Indigenous Peoples' Imaginaries of Home

Katherine Crooks

Embracing the concept of marginality as a method for recovering histories of home, this book explores communities that have been seen to exist outside of western models of nineteenth- and twentieth-century domesticity, particularly as they were transplanted in - and transformed by - settler, Indigenous, and imperial geographies across the globe.

In focusing their attention on Indigenous perspectives on home in the face of - and despite - colonial dislocations, both cultural and territorial, several contributors expose home's function as a site of cultural vitality and political resistance, as well as colonial violence, across a range of geographical contexts. In addition to highlighting previously marginalised, non-western perspectives on home, this collection explores the operation of domestic politics within nominally undomesticated spaces, as well as within seemingly "unhomely" historical experiences - such as political activism, intergenerational trauma, and geographical exploration. In so doing, it invites critical re-evaluations of home as a category of analysis within imperial, settler colonial, and Indigenous histories on a variety of fronts. Chapters are organised around three key themes, previously positioned in opposition to normative understandings of home, that contributors have reimagined as intrinsic to material and imagined geographies of home: travel and mobility; politics and public life; and colonial violence.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publish Date: Feb 6th, 2025
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.00in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9781350386044
  • Categories: CivilizationHistory - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)World - General

About the Author

Haskins, Victoria: - Victoria K Haskins is Professor of History at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Director of the Purai Global Indigenous History Centre, she works on histories of gender and colonialism, domestic service, and women's cross-cultural relationships. She is the author of One Bright Spot (2005), Matrons and Maids: Regulating Indian Domestic Service in Tucson, 1914-1934 (2012), Living with the Locals: Early Europeans' Experience of Indigenous Life (with John Maynard, 2016), and Colonialism and Male Domestic Service across the Asia Pacific (with Julia Martinez, Claire Lowrie and Frances Steel, 2019).
Binkley, Lisa: - Lisa Binkley is Assistant Professor in Material Culture, and Indigenous and Settler Women's Histories in the Department of History at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Manktelow, Emily J.: - Emily Manktelow is Senior Lecturer of Imperial and Global History at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. She is the author of Missionary Families: Race, Gender and Generation on the Spiritual Frontier and co-editor of Subverting Empire: Deviance and Disorder i the British Colonial World (2015).

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