Gender, Mobility, and Intimacy in an Age of Global Empire
Investigating how intimacy is constructed across the restless world of empire
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.
Contributors are Tony Ballantyne, Antoinette Burton, Adrian Carton, David Haines, Katherine Ellinghaus, Charlotte Macdonald, Michael A. McDonnell, Kirsten McKenzie, Michelle T. Moran, Fiona Paisley, Adele Perry, Dana Rabin, Christine M. Skwiot, Rachel Standfield, Frances Steel, Elizabeth Vibert, and Kerry Wynn.
"Compelling."--The Journal of American History
"A valuable collection that contains much fascinating material and many valuable conceptual insights."--Victorian Studies
“Moving Subjects makes a significant contribution to some lively areas of historical scholarship, conceptualizing them in new ways: the history of the body, the history of sexuality, the ‘new imperial’ history, the history of settler societies, and the intersections of race, gender, and class in all of these."--Ann Curthoys, coeditor of Connected Worlds: History in Transnational Perspective
“These essays are among the very best out there. Taking on larger understandings of empire and colonialism, the authors offer important and unique insights into how one might interrogate old subjects in new ways and, more important, how we might reconstitute those old subjects to better understand the workings of the past.”--Damon Salesa, associate professor of history, University of Michigan
To order online:
To order by phone:
(800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada)
(773) 702-7000 (International)
The Geography of Resistance
Crossing the Borders of Region and Race
Wanda A. Hendricks
Gender and Authenticity in American Politics
Shawn J. Parry-Giles
American Countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy Era
Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant
José Ángel N.
Elliott J. Gorn and Warren Goldstein
Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport
The Rise and Fall of Chicagos First Black-Owned Theater
The Work of Woman Suffrage