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Author Magee, Gary Bryan, 1965-

Title Empire and globalisation : networks of people, goods and capital in the British world, c.1850-1914 / Gary B. Magee and Andrew S. Thompson
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 291 pages) : illustrations
Contents Reconfiguring empire: the British world -- Networks and the British world -- Overseas migration -- Markets and consumer cultures -- Information and investment -- Conclusion
Summary "Focusing on the great population movement of British emigrants before 1914, this book provides a new perspective on the relationship between empire and globalisation. It shows how distinct structures of economic opportunity developed around the people who settled across a wider British World through the co-ethnic networks they created. Yet these networks could also limit and distort economic growth. The powerful appeal of ethnic identification often made trade and investment with racial 'outsiders' less appealing, thereby skewing economic activities toward communities perceived to be 'British'. By highlighting the importance of these networks to migration, finance and trade, this book contributes to debates about globalisation in the past and present. It reveals how the networks upon which the era of modern globalisation was built quickly turned in on themselves after 1918, converting racial, ethnic and class tensions into protectionism, nationalism and xenophobia. Avoiding such an outcome is a challenge faced today"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Commonwealth
British -- Foreign countries -- History
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
British -- Foreign countries
Commerce
Emigration and immigration
Auswanderung
Globalisierung
Handel.
Netwerken.
Kapitaalbewegingen.
Britse koloniën.
Emigratie.
Internationalisatie.
Handel -- Grossbritannien -- Geschichte 19. Jh.
Kapitalanlage -- Ausland -- Grossbritannien -- Geschichte 19. Jh.
Globalisering -- historia -- Brittiska samväldet -- 1800-talet -- 1900-talet.
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- History
Great Britain -- Commerce -- History
Great Britain
Großbritannien
Britse Rijk.
Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland.
Brittiska samväldet -- ekonomiska förhållanden -- 1800-talet -- 1900-talet.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Thompson, Andrew S. (Andrew Stuart), 1968-
ISBN 9780511712579
051171257X
9780511714658
0511714653
9780511805868
0511805861
0511715900
9780511715907
Other Titles Empire and globalization