Transnational Lives

Biographies of Global Modernity, 1700-present

  • Desley Deacon
  • Penny Russell
  • Angela Woollacott

Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series book series (PMSTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Desley Deacon, Penny Russell, Angela Woollacott
      Pages 1-11
  3. Writing Lives Transnationally

  4. Opportunities

  5. Quests

  6. Cosmopolitanism

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 286-309

About this 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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Desley Deacon
    • 1
  • Penny Russell
    • 2
  • Angela Woollacott
    • 3
  1. 1.Research School of Social SciencesAustralian National UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Department of HistoryUniversity of SydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Australian National UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31578-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-27747-2
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