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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-term
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 considered
“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 think
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 Asia
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 Quite
Postcolonial Migrations to Europe
The global dynamics of decolonization set in train a whole matrix of mobility that in turn transformed European social and political trajectories. Ostensibly a moment in which empire vanished,
“Going for an Indian”: South Asian Restaurants and the Limits of Multiculturalism in Britain*
  • E. Buettner
  • Economics
    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 food
What – and who – is ‘European’ in the Postcolonial EU? Inclusions and Exclusions in the European Parliament’s House of European History
  • E. Buettner
  • Political Science
    BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review
  • 13 December 2018
Along with noting Dutch and British media responses to the European Parliament’s House of European History (HEH) both before and after it opened in 2017 that reflect Eurosceptic and outright hostile
‘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 national