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History, Heritage, and Colonialism: Historical Consciousness, Britishness, and Cultural Identity in New Zealand, 1870-1940
 

History, Heritage, and Colonialism: Historical Consciousness, Britishness, and Cultural Identity in New Zealand, 1870-1940 (Hardback)

By Gentry, Kynan
Series edited by Thompson, Andrew
Series edited by MacKenzie, John
Other Mortimer, Rebecca

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History, heritage and colonialism offers an internationally relevant examination of the nexus between empire and colonial identity, by exploring the politics of history-making and interest in preserving the material remnants of the past in late nineteenth and early twentieth cent...ury colonial society. It covers both indigenous pasts, and those of European origin. Focusing on New Zealand, but also looking at the Australian and Canadian experiences, it explores how different groups and political interests have sought to harness historical narrative in support of competing visions of identity and memory. Considering this within the frames of the local and national as well as imperial, the book offers a valuable critique of the study of colonial identity-making and colonial cultures of colonisation, which to date have tended to focus almost exclusively on the idea of 'the nation', and given particular weight to so-called 'high' cultural forms such as art, literature and poetry. History, heritage and colonialism, by comparison, seeks to highlight the complex network of separate and often conflicting influences upon national identity, ranging from the individual, to the community, to the national, to the transnational. The study of colonial nationalism, furthermore, needs to be understood in relation to the importance of identity in so-called 'new nations', where parallel to conscious efforts to establish legitimacy through the identification of a distinct heritage, the cultural baggage of imperial ideologies typically saw settler societies view themselves as countries 'without history'. Offering important insights for societies negotiating the legacy of a colonial past in a global present, this book will be of particular value to all those concerned with museum, heritage, and tourism studies, and imperial history, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as among scholars in these fields. It will also be of interest to a wider public interested in heritage and the history of museums.
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ISBN 9780719089213
Released NZ 15 Apr 2015
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Hardback
Series Studies in Imperialism
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ISBN-13 9780719089213
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint Manchester University Press
Released 15 Apr 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gentry, Kynan
Series edited by Thompson, Andrew
Series edited by MacKenzie, John
Other Mortimer, Rebecca
Series Studies in Imperialism
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
World History: From C 1900 -
Australasian & Pacific History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 993.02
Weight 567g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress New Zealand - Antiquities, New Zealand - Ethnic relations - History, Maori (New Zealand people) - Material culture, Kolonialismus, Neuseeland
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade

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