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Ornamentalism how the British saw their empire by David Cannadine

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Great Britain,
  • Colonies

Subjects:

  • Public opinion -- Great Britain -- History,
  • Social classes -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History,
  • Imperialism -- History,
  • Great Britain -- Colonies -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDavid Cannadine.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA16 .C28 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 263 p. :
Number of Pages263
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3942281M
ISBN 100195146603
LC Control Number2001021407

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  Cannadine's title, Ornamentalism, sets the book in opposition to Edward Said's famous work Orientalism, which I haven't read yet (although I've read other Said). Opposition may be too strong a word; rather, Cannadine's book is a counterpoint to Said's/5.   Ornamentalism is the first book to focus on Renaissance accessories, their histories and meanings. The collection's eminent contributors bring accessories to the center of a discussion about material culture, dress, and adornment, exploring their use, significance, and multiple lives/5(2). Ornamentalism covers the British attitudes towards their Empire during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Cannadine argues that the British took a hierarchical view of their empire, ruling it on the basis of what they supposed to be traditional English government, which devolved from the monarch to the local nobility and gentry/5(7). A much needed theorization of Asiatic femininity in the Western imagination that thinks without moralizations, Ornamentalism is a brilliant, groundbreaking book that shows how the ideology of race renders subjects excessively visible but also simultaneously hard to see." - .

Ornamentalism offers one of the first sustained and original theories of Asiatic femininity. Examining ornamentality, in lieu of Orientalism, as a way to understand the representation, circulation, and ontology of Asiatic femininity, this study extends our vocabulary about the woman of color beyond the usual platitudes about objectification/5.   Cannadine is an adventurous, original and highly accessible historian, and he has sought to resolve this paradox by examining the last years of Empire and motherland - this "vast interconnected world" - through a single lens. Ornamentalism How the British Saw Their Empire David Cannadine. " Share: Also of Interest. Margaret Thatcher: A Life and Legacy. David Cannadine. Europe, Robin W. Winks and R. J. Q. Adams. In Churchill's Shadow. David Cannadine. World War I. Second Edition. Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee and Frans Coetzee. A New History of Britain since. The Washington Post Book World "Ornamentalism is well written and closely argued."—Southern Humanities Review "Offers a fresh perspective on the British Empire and its creators."—Chicago Tribune "Like everything that Cannadine writes Brand: Oxford University Press, USA.

ORNAMENTALISM: How the British Saw Their Empire User Review - Kirkus A fresh perspective on British history, in which Cannadine (The Rise and Fall of Class in Britain, , etc.) argues against 3/5(1). Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire - David Cannadine - Google Books The British Empire has generally been seen as a racist empire (most influentially in Edward Said's ORIENTALISM).3/5(1).   This volume serves as an extension of Cannadine's earlier book Class In Britain. In Ornamentalism, Cannadine takes a different approach in looking at the driving force of the British Empire. It was driven not by race, but class, a traditional-hierarchical one, with the Empire being "the vehicle for the extension of British social structures /5(8). A fresh perspective on British history, in which Cannadine (The Rise and Fall of Class in Britain, , etc.) argues against racial interpretations of colonialism and maintains that the British Empire was sustained by a universal respect for social class.