Living Through the Global: Colonial Migrants and the British Empire from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (HIH2016A)

30 credits

This module will introduce you to the social and cultural impacts of the British Empire from the late eighteenth century to the present. The creation of Britain’s global web of Empire necessitated the creation of the globalized Imperial subject – both governing and governed by Empire – and the development of transnational and diasporic communities. These globalized subjects ranged from the white settler to the victims of forced labour, the emergence of the ‘hybridized’ colonized elite, and non-white communities in Britain today. This module will allow you to analyse the worlds of the colonial and postcolonial migrant.