British officials, led by Lord Hailey, countered American criticisms of Empire by drawing attention to America's own practice of segregation. During the conflict, the Japanese turned white racism on its head portraying the war as a defense against white domination in the Pacific. Democracy involves a struggle to influence parliament both in expanding the suffrage in the 19th century and in the contemporary discussion of political power. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Robert Bickers is lecturer in history,.
The book studies the Anglo-American debate in which British officials, led by Lord Hailey, countered American criticisms of imperial rule by emphasizing economic development and peace-keeping as new, non-racial justifications for western authority. Since this is rather an abstract discussion, I then want to illustrate my argument using some of the more historical material from identity studies. In The Tyranny of Experts, economist William Easterly, bestselling author of The White Man's Burden, traces the history of the fight against global poverty, showing not only how these tactics have trampled the individual freedom of the world's poor, but how in doing so have suppressed a vital debate about an alternative approach to solving poverty: freedom. For its part, the nationalist Chinese leadership was outraged by the British collapse and promptly sent packing British agents who were attempting to set up British-led Chinese commando units as there seemed to be little that those vanquished at Hong Kong and Singapore could really teach China. These are themes that have retained a powerful resonance on the post-war world. Marxism, Mysticism and Modern Theory sets out, in this critique, the case for developing a new humanism to extend rationality.
No previous owner name, not ex library, not a remainder, smoke free. Focusing on the microcosmic example of Hong Kong but ranging from colonial India to New Zealand and the shores of the U. This article argues to the contrary that it is immigration policy that departs from an earlier consensus on British values. The article looks at the disagreement within the British elite over the measures adopted to deter asylum-seekers and argues that, in their effect on individual liberty and universal welfare provision, these measures indicate that a significant part of the political class has abandoned the post-war political consensus over what constituted British identity. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. These are themes that have retained a powerful resonance in the post-war world.
In: Lord Hailey, the Colonial Office and the Politics of Race and Empire in the Second World War. In a society with a highly racially circumscribed sense of identity-and the laws, customs, and institutions to back it up-Black Britons had to organize and fight to assert their right to belong. This book examines the response of British policy-makers to the collapse of belief in racial superiority, and with it the ideological basis of empire, following the fall of Singapore in 1942. The E-mail message field is required. In conclusion I want to draw on some of the ideas developed in earlier chapters to emphasise the problem of anti-humanism today.
The loss of white prestige was taken seriously. Subscribe If you like what you're reading online, why not take advantage of our subscription and get unlimited access to all of Times Higher Education's content? In fact by the end of the war, France and Britain were able to rebuild their Far Eastern empires, while the colour bar, although not abolished, had been politically rejected. Today, the idea of a racial hierarchy has been generally discredited. From United Kingdom to U. Above all, this chilling account shows what happened as these ideas met reality. Perry's examination expands our understanding of race and the Black experience in Europe and uncovers the critical role that Black people played in the formation of contemporary British society.
It appeared that the legitimacy of the postwar world order would be founded on anti-imperialism. This is not to say that it does not happen, it is just that very few people would admit to it. And how did they find supporters in countries they subdued and exploited? The task here is to reconstruct the history of the ideas deployed to justify empire rather than the actual methods used. It brings together leading scholars of British imperial history: Tony Ballantyne, John Darwin, Andrew Dilley, Elizabeth Elbourne, Kent Fedorowich, Eliga Gould, Catherine Hall, Stephen Howe, Sarah Stockwell, Andrew Thompson, Stuart Ward, and Jon Wilson. Presenting a wealth of cutting-edge economic research, Easterly argues that only a new model of development—one predicated on respect for the individual rights of people in developing countries, that understands that unchecked state power is the problem and not the solution —will be capable of ending global poverty once and for all.
Cite this chapter as: Wolton S. About this Item: Macmillan, 2000. There is little to link the squalor and confusion of these seemingly unnecessary defeats at Singapore imperial troops outnumbered the enemy by about three to one with the conference debates and Whitehall minuting that forms the meat of the book. Her book is a remarkable combination of detailed archival research and searching general analysis. An imperial capital, a thumping great legation in a prominent position, formal bans on the admission of non-Europeans to a swimming pool or park, or strong social taboos against sexual relationships with colonial subjects might all contribute to a nebulous notion that had a concrete impact on relations between coloniser and colonised.
To analyse the question of anti-humanism today, I start with a logical presentation of the issue. This article explains the contradictory nature of the Prevent Duty. However, the conference of December 1942 was different providing an important forum for the development of postwar international policy. These are themes that retain a powerful resonance in the contemporary discussions of North-South relations. Not only is the disagreement over the key values that make up British identity located at the heart of the establishment, rather than between native and immigrant, but it is the official deterrence of immigration which most clearly expresses the lack of consensus. Bringing together a variety of sources including calypso music, photographs, migrant narratives, and records of grassroots Black political organizations, London Is the Place for Me positions Black Britons as part of wider public debates both at home and abroad about citizenship, the meaning of Britishness and the politics of race in the second half of the twentieth century.
We learn about the reverse racial hierarchy practiced by the Japanese internment camps, in which whites were placed at the bottom of the totem pole, under the supervision of Chinese, Korean, and Indian guards—an embarrassing example of racial payback that was downplayed by the defeated Japanese and the humiliated Europeans and Euro-Americans. The United Kingdom's postwar discriminatory curbs on immigration and explosion of racial violence forced White Britons as well as Black to question their perception of Britain as a racially progressive society and, therefore, to question the very foundation of their own identities. These are themes that have retained a powerful resonance on the post-war world. Black Britons therefore confronted the racial politics of British citizenship and became active political agents in challenging anti-Black racism. In some areas wartime is accorded greater weight than it might deserve.
These are themes that have retained a powerful resonance in the post-war world. A monopoly of violence and the determination to use it underpinned colonial rule but, in their texts and utterances, the ideologues and practitioners of empire also acknowledged the power and importance of prestige. Through interviews and original archival research on five continents, Gerald Horne shows how race played a key—and hitherto ignored—;role in each phase of the war. Nation after nation fell to Japanese soldiers. Today's relativistic outlook reveals a minimalist and atomized viewpoint - a retreat from the goal of rational understanding.