The African Presence: Representations of Africa in the Construction of Britishness (Hardback)
  • The African Presence: Representations of Africa in the Construction of Britishness (Hardback)
zoom

The African Presence: Representations of Africa in the Construction of Britishness (Hardback)

(author)
£75.00
Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 31/07/2013
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This book considers the ways that representations of Africa have contributed to the changing nature of British national identity. Using interviews, photo archives, media coverage, advertisements, and web material, the book focuses on major Africa campaigns: the abolition of slavery, anti-apartheid, 'Drop the Debt', and 'Make Poverty History'. Using a hybrid theoretical framework, the book argues that the representation of Africa has been mainly about imagining virtuous Britishness rather than generating detailed understandings of Africa. The book develops this argument through a historical review of 200 years of Africa campaigning. It also looks more closely at recent and contemporary campaigning, opening up new issues and possibilities for campaigning: the increasing use of consumer identities, electronic media, and aspects of globalisation. This book will be of interest to anyone interested in postcolonial politics, relations between Britain and Africa, and development studies.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719088858
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This book is an essential reading for anybody interested in the topics of the relation between Africa and Britain, African sovereignty, racism and post colonialism.' Juliana da Penha, Independent Scholar, British Society for Literature and Science -- .

You may also be interested in...

Why We Fight
Added to basket
£18.00
Paperback
A Brief History of the Boxer Rebellion
Added to basket
England
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Nations
Added to basket
£21.99
Paperback
A Secret History of the IRA
Added to basket
The Abolition of Britain
Added to basket
The Invention of the Land of Israel
Added to basket
Rebels and Redcoats
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Fascism
Added to basket
£4.50
Paperback
Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Wolfe Tone
Added to basket
£75.00
Hardback
Nations and Nationalism
Added to basket
Paisley
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
The Jewish State
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Paisley
Added to basket
£22.49
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.