- Hardcover: 244 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (July 12, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521194350
- ISBN-13: 978-0521194358
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,452,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Purifying Empire: Obscenity and the Politics of Moral Regulation in Britain, India and Australia 1st Edition
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"There were always political, racial and moral contradictions in the British Empire and this excellent study demonstrates them with particular clarity. This is an interesting book to read and shows just how heterogeneous Britain's imperial project was." -The Historical Association
"Heath has written an exceptional book on nineteenth century British colonial policy and the ways in which these came to impact policies in Australia and India and the governing of those nation states." -LIMINA: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
Purifying Empire sets an agenda for future research in this field." -Simon J. Potter, H-Albion
"...this ambitious book is an important contribution to scholarship on colonial governmentality." -Alison Bashfor, American Historical Review
"Purifying Empire traces attempts to regulate obscenity in late-nineteenth-and early twentieth-century Britain, Australia, and India, making a convincing case for the importance of culture in destabilizing imperial power." --Victorian Studies
Purifying Empire explores the fragmentation of boundaries in the British Empire during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It charts how attempts to regulate and purge the obscene from the empire - a project that was taken up in both India and Australia - ultimately undermined rather than strengthened imperial rule.
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