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Imperial infrastructure and spatial resistance in colonial literature (1880-1930)

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Between 1880 and 1930, the British Empire’s vast infrastructural developments facilitated the incorporation of large parts of the globe into what Immanuel Wallerstein and others have called the capitalist 'world-system'. Colonial literature written throughout this period, in recording this vast expansion, repeatedly cites imperial infrastructures to make sense of the various geographies in which it is set. Physical embodiments of empire proliferate in this writing. Railways and trains, tel...

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Boehmer, E
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575127
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2015-10-05

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