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Title Eco-cultural networks and the British empire : new views on environmental history / edited by James Beattie, Edward Melillo and Emily O'Gorman.

Published London New York Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

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 UniM Bail  333.709171241 ECOC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 323 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword John M. MacKenziePart I -- Framing Imperial and Regional Networks of Nature1. Eco-Cultural Networks in the British Empire, 1860-1940 James Beattie (University of Waikato, New Zealand), Edward Melillo (Amherst College, USA), Emily O'Gorman (Macquarie University, Australia)2. Climate, Empire and Environment Georgina Endfield (University of Nottingham, England) and Sam Randalls (University College, London, England)3. The Chinese State and Agriculture in an Age of Global Empires, 1880-1949 Joseph Lawson (Newcastle University, England)4. Empire in a Cup: Imagining Colonial Geographies Through British Tea Consumption Edward Melillo5. Africa, Europe and the Birds Between Them Nancy Jacobs (Brown University, USA)Part II -- Local Cultural Networks of Exchange6. Peradeniya and the plantation economy in Ceylon Eugenia Herbert (Mount Holyoke College, USA)7. Eco-cultural networks in southern China and colonial New Zealand, 1860s-1910s James Beattie8. Colonial Cultures of Hunting Kate Hunter (Victoria University, New Zealand)9. Game of Empires: Hunting in Treaty-Port China Robert Peckham (University of Hong Kong)10. Experiments, Local Environments, and Networks in Rice farming in South-Eastern Australia, 1900-1945 Emily O'Gorman11. Animals and Urban Environments: Managing Domestic Animals in Nineteenth-Century Winnipeg Sean Kheraj (York University, Canada)13. Reflections and New Research DirectionsBibliographyIndex.
Summary "19th-century British imperial expansion dramatically shaped today's globalised world. Imperialism encouraged mass migrations of people, shifting flora, fauna and commodities around the world and led to a series of radical environmental changes never before experienced in history. Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire explores how these networks shaped ecosystems, cultures and societies throughout the British Empire, and how they were themselves transformed by local and regional conditions.This multi-authored volume begins with a rigorous theoretical analysis of the categories of 'empire' and 'imperialism'. Its chapters, written by leading scholars in the field, draw methodologically from recent studies in environmental history, post-colonial theory, and the history of science. Together, these perspectives provide a comprehensive historical understanding of how the British Empire reshaped the globe during the 19th and 20th centuries. This book will be an important addition to the literature on British imperialism and global ecological change"--
"19th-century British imperial expansion dramatically shaped today's globalised world. Imperialism encouraged mass migrations of people, shifting flora, fauna, and commodities around the world and led to a series of radical environmental changes never before experienced in history. Eco-Cultural Networks in the British Empire explores how these networks shaped ecosystems, cultures and societies throughout the British Empire, and how they were themselves transformed by local and regional conditions. This multi-authored volume begins with a rigorous theoretical analysis of the categories of 'empire' and 'imperialism'. Its chapters, written by leading scholars in the field, draw methodologically from recent studies in environmental history, post-colonial theory, and the history of science. Together, these perspectives provide a comprehensive historical understanding of how the British Empire reshaped the globe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This book will be an important addition to the literature on British imperialism and global ecological change"--
Other author Beattie, James, 1977-, editor.
Melillo, Edward D., editor.
O'Gorman, Emily, editor.
Subject Culture diffusion -- Colonies -- Great Britain.
Human ecology -- Colonies -- Great Britain.
Imperialism -- History -- 19th century.
Postcolonialism -- History -- 19th century.
Human ecology -- Great Britain -- Colonies.
Culture diffusion -- Great Britain -- Colonies.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 1441109838 (hardback)
9781441109835 (hardback)
9781441108678 (epdf)
9781441125941 (epub)
Standard Number 60001972176