Colonial Subjects: Black Intellectuals and the Development of Colonial Studies in Britain

  title={Colonial Subjects: Black Intellectuals and the Development of Colonial Studies in Britain},
  author={Marc Matera},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  pages={388 - 418}
  • M. Matera
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • History
  • Journal of British Studies
C Africa assumed greater prominence in metropolitan imaginings of the British Empire between the 1920s and 1940s. The increased attention to Africa took popular, administrative, and intellectual forms—from imperialist films to a greater emphasis on research and data collection within the Colonial Office. This intellectual mapping of Africa was the handmaiden of the new imperative toward welfare and development by the end of the 1930s, and social anthropologists worked closely with colonial… 
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