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Imperial Citizenship: Empire and the Question of Belonging

Daniel Gorman


This is a book-length study of the ideological foundations of British imperialism in the early twentieth century. By focussing on the heretofore understudied concept of imperial citizenship, it illustrates how the political, cultural, and intellectual underpinnings of empire were constructed and challenged by forces in both Britain and the ‘Britains Overseas’, the settlement colonies of Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Debates about imperial citizenship reveal how Britons conceived of the empire: was it an extension of the nation-state, a collection of separate and distinct com ... More

Keywords: British imperialism, early twentieth century, imperial citizenship, empire, settlement colonies, nation-state, national identity, imperial subjects, Boer War, Great War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719075292
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719075292.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Gorman, author