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The Colonisation of Time: Ritual, Routine and Resistance in the British Empire

Giordano Nanni


The Colonisation of Time is a highly original and long overdue examination of the ways that western-European and specifically British concepts and rituals of time were imposed on other cultures as a fundamental component of colonisation during the nineteenth century. Based on a wealth of primary sources, it explores the intimate relationship between the colonisation of time and space in two British settler-colonies (Victoria, Australia and the Cape Colony, South Africa) and its instrumental role in the exportation of Christianity, capitalism, and modernity, thus adding new depth to our underst ... More

Keywords: Time, Colonisation, Ritual, Culture, Power, Global dominance, Empire, Australia, South Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719082719
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719082719.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Giordano Nanni, author