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Title Transnational lives : biographies of global modernity, 1700-present / edited by Desley Deacon, Penny Russell and Angela Woollacott
Published Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 309 pages) : illustrations
Series The Palgrave Macmillan transnational history series
Palgrave Macmillan transnational history series.
Contents Introduction / Desley Deacon, Penny Russell, Angela Woollacott -- pt. 1. Writing lives transnationally -- Issues and methods -- A story with an argument : writing the transnational life of a sea captain's wife / Martha Hodes -- Peripheral visions : heterography and writing the transnational life of Sara Baartman / Pamela Scully -- Boundaries cross bodies -- Writing the entrapped nations of indigenous Australia into being / Penny van Toorn -- Dancing with shadows : biography and the making and remaking of the Atlantic world / Michael McDonnell -- pt. 2. Opportunities -- Fantasies -- Opportunists and impostors in the British imperial world : the tale of John Dow, convict, and Edward, Viscount Lascelles / Kirsten McKenzie -- Imperial melodies : globalizing the lives of Cliff Richard and Engelbert Humperdinck / Adrian Carton -- Colonial origins and audience collusion : the Merle Oberon story in 1930s Australia / Angela Woollacott -- Livelihoods -- Herbert Hoover and the transnational lives of engineers / Carroll Pursell -- Manyats "sole delight" : travelling knowledge in Western Australia's southwest, 1830s / Tiffany Shellam -- Connecting lives : Elihu Yale and the British East India Company / Rajani Sudan -- Performances -- "That will allow me to be my own woman" : Margaret Anglin, modernity, and transnational stages, 1890s-1940s / Cecelia Morgan -- Made on stage : transnational performance and the worlds of Katherine Dunham from London to Dakar / Penny M. Von Eschen -- pt. 3. Quests -- Subaltern crossings : looking for liberty -- The transnational lives of African-American colonists to Liberia / Bruce Dorsey -- Resistance in exile : Anthony Martin Fernando, Australian Aboriginal activist, internationalist, and traveller in Europe / Fiona Paisley -- Intimate crossings : looking for love -- "Citizens of the world" : Jane Franklin's transnational fantasies / Penny Russell -- The meanings of a transnational life : the case of Mary Berenson / Ros Pesman -- pt. 4. Cosmopolitanism -- The world at home -- Lowe Kong Meng appeals to international law : transnational lives caught between empire and nation / Marilyn Lake -- Becoming cosmopolitan : Judith Anderson in Sydney, Australia, 1913-1918 / Desley Deacon -- At home in the world -- A World-War II odyssey : Michael Danos, en route from Riga to New York / Sheila Fitzpatrick -- Donald Friend : an Australian artist's affair with Italy / Ian Britain -- Gypsy in the sun : the transnational life of Rosita Forbes / Hsu-Ming Teo
Summary Nationality has been determined by complex combinations of birthplace, language, residence, citizenship, sex, ethnic identity, racial classification and allegiance. But human lives continually elude official classifications. The transnationalism of ordinary lives threatens the stability of national identity and unsettles the framework of national histories and biography. Transnational Lives takes mobility, not nation, as its frame, and captures a rich array of lives, from the elite to the subaltern, that have crossed national, racial and cartographic boundaries. Spanning lived experience form the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries, the collection reminds us that mobility has been crucial to a modernizing world. The structures of colonialism, slavery and racism, globalizing economies, higher education, professional training, political upheaval, mixed marriages, and cultural industries including film and theatre have all contributed or lives that transcend or subvert the national
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Biography as a literary form.
Biography -- 18th century.
Biography -- 19th century.
Biography -- 20th century.
Biography -- 21st century.
Emigration and immigration -- Case studies.
Globalization -- Case studies.
Transnationalism -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Deacon, Desley.
Russell, Penny.
Woollacott, Angela, 1955-
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ISBN 0230277470 (electronic bk.)
9780230277472 (electronic bk.)