Media and the British Empire

Sociological Perspectives
Editor(s): 
Kaul, Chandrika
ISBN: 
1403948828
Date published: 
December 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
256

'The only true history of a country', wrote Thomas Macaulay, 'is to be found in its newspapers'. Yet in the past scholars of imperial history and of the media have worked in separate, compartmentalized spheres and it is only recently that an integrationist approach has been taken towards studying the imperial experience. This book explores how the media shaped and defined the economic, social, political and cultural dynamics of the British Empire by viewing it from the perspective of the colonised as well as the colonisers.