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Europe after Empire: Decolonization, Society, and Culture
Europe after Empire is a pioneering comparative history of European decolonization from the formal ending of empires to the postcolonial European present. Elizabeth Buettner charts the long-termExpand
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Problematic spaces, problematic races: defining ‘Europeans’ in late colonial India
Abstract This article considers how women and men acquired ‘European’ status in gender-specific ways in colonial India between the late nineteenth century and independence in 1947. Being consideredExpand
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Empire Families: Britons and Late Imperial India
Introduction: Making 'British-Indians': Children, Family Traditions of Indian Service, and Cycles of Migration 1. Danger and Pleasure at the Bungalow: British Children at Home in India 2. 'Not QuiteExpand
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“Would You Let Your Daughter Marry a Negro?”: Race and Sex in 1950s Britain
“There are 100,000 Negroes in Britain today”, the leader ran. “Hundreds more are arriving every month. Thousands of them are already married to white girls. What do relatives and neighbours thinkExpand
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“Going for an Indian”: South Asian Restaurants and the Limits of Multiculturalism in Britain*
  • E. Buettner
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
  • 1 December 2008
“Going for an Indian”—or “out for a curry”—has become an increasingly prominent aspect of British social, economic, and cultural life since the 1960s. In assessing the wide appeal of South Asian foodExpand
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Cemeteries, Public Memory and Raj Nostalgia in Postcolonial Britain and India
This article examines how, and why, decaying colonial-era European graveyards in India became targeted for conservation starting in the 1970s by the British Association for Cemeteries in South AsiaExpand
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‘This is Staffordshire not Alabama’: Racial Geographies of Commonwealth Immigration in Early 1960s Britain
In the 1964 general election, the English town of Smethwick outside Birmingham became infamous for the unprecedented way in which issues of immigration, race and racism entered British nationalExpand
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Europeanising Migration in Multicultural Spain and Portugal During and After the Decolonisation Era
Abstract Post-1945 Spanish and Portuguese emigration and immigration histories encapsulate the Iberian region's long-standing interconnectedness with the wider world (particularly Latin America andExpand
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