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Transnational lives
biographies of global modernity, 1700-present
[edited by] Desley Deacon, Penny Russell, Angela Woollacott.

Published 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"The transnationalism of ordinary lives threatens the stability of national identity and unsettles the framework of national histories and biography. This book 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"--Provided by publisher.

Table of 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
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
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
"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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Case studies


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Library of Congress
CT105 .T73 2010

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