A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire

Jones, Karen R. and Macola, Giacomo and Welch, David, eds. (2013) A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire. Ashgate (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Firearms have been studied by imperial historians mainly as means of human destruction and material production. Yet, as suggested by constructivist approaches to the history of technology, firearms have always been invested with a whole array of additional social meanings. By placing these latter at the centre of analysis, the essays presented in A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire extend the study of guns beyond the confines of military history and the examination of their impact on specific colonial encounters. By bringing cultural perspectives to bear on the subject, the contributors explore the densely interwoven relationships between firearms and broad processes of social change.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: D History General and Old World
E History America
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Giacomo Macola
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 11:07 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 16:33 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44374 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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