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The “Moral Effect” of Legalized Lawlessness

Violence in Britain’s Twentieth-Century Empire

Caroline Elkins

twinned birthing of liberalism and imperialism in the nineteenth century, gave rise to liberal authoritarianism. This ideology, which underpinned Britain’s civilizing mission, took form in various enabling legal scaffoldings, including the evolution of

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Beyond Colonial Tropes

Two Productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Palestine

Samer Al-Saber

production process. The reasons to engage with Shakespearean texts far exceed the impositions of the civilizing missions of the past. In neither case was Midsummer chosen, rehearsed and performed as a vehicle for writing back to the empire, nor as an

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From Exoticism to Authenticity

Textbooks during French Colonization and the Modern Literature of Global Tourism

Claudine Moïse

Hovas, of the yellow race, [are] already civilized,” which implies that the Negroes are lazy, opportunistic, and have no sense of the value of things, not to say of sheer values, and so forth. They also revolve around a civilizing mission of the French