Abstract

Moving Subjects is the first of its kind to make a case not simply for the necessity of a spatial analysis of imperial formations, but for the indispensability of an investigative approach that links space and movement with the domain of the intimate. Through a combination of careful archival research and a commitment to excavating the variety of "mobile intimacies" at the heart of imperial power, its agents, and its interlocutors, this volume offers new evidence and approaches for scholars engaged in capturing the historical nuances of imperial domination. The book’s contributors investigate how intimacy was constructed across the restless world of empire, a world that depended on the circulation of capital and commodities; the exchange of systems of governance and surveillance; and the movement of laborers, slaves, soldiers, and settlers.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationUrbana
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
Number of pages368
ISBN (Print)9780252075681, 9780252033759
StatePublished - Nov 2008

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    Epilogue: The Intimate, the Translocal, and the Imperial in an Age of Mobility

    Ballantyne, T. & Burton, A. M., Nov 2008, Moving Subjects: Gender, Mobility, and Intimacy in an Age of Global Empire. Ballantyne, T. & Burton, A. (eds.). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, p. 335-338

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Introduction: The Politics of Intimacy in an Age of Empire

    Ballantyne, T. & Burton, A. M., Nov 2008, Moving Subjects: Gender, Mobility, and Intimacy in an Age of Global Empire. Ballantyne, T. & Burton, A. (eds.). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, p. 1-30

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    The Sorceress, the Servant, and the Stays: Sexuality and Race in Eighteenth-Century Britain

    Rabin, D., Nov 2008, Moving Subjects: Gender, Mobility, and Intimacy in an Age of Empire. Ballantyne, T. & Burton, A. (eds.). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, p. 252-273 22 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Cite this

    Ballantyne, T., & Burton, A. M. (Eds.) (2008). Moving Subjects: Gender, Mobility, and Intimacy in an Age of Global Empire. University of Illinois Press.