Commemorating Race and Empire in the First World War Centenary - pr_32065

Commemorating Race and Empire in the First World War Centenary

Paperback

$91.10

Or 4 payments of $22.78 with

delivery message Free delivery for orders over $49.99

Add to Wish List
Delivered in 10 - 14 days
Available for Click and Collect
This edited book draws together interdisciplinary perspectives on the treatment of race and empire in commemorations of the Great War. Beginning with discussion of how race was understood during the War, the volume goes on to track how these depictions have influenced national commemoration around the world in 2014-18. Great War commemoration in Europe has been framed as a moment of national trial and as a collective European tragedy. But the First World War 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 and Africa and one that drew in settler societies such as Australia and New Zealand. The Great War centenary is thus the first global commemorative event, the 'centenary to end all centenaries'. Despite the global context of commemorative activity, however, 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. This raises a political difficulty: how to commemorate (if at all) race and empire, or more pointedly, racism and imperialism during the Centenary?

Product code: 9781786940889

ISBN 9781786940889
No. of pages 200
Dimensions H240xW160
Series Provence University Press
Publisher Liverpool University Press
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.