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Subverting Empire

Deviance and Disorder in the British Colonial World

  • Will Jackson
  • Emily J. Manktelow

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Will Jackson, Emily J. Manktelow
    Pages 1-21
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 245-269

About this book


Across their empire, the British spoke ceaselessly of deviants of undesirables, ne'er do wells, petit-tyrants and rogues. With obvious literary appeal, these soon became stock figures. This is the first study to take deviance seriously, bringing together histories that reveal the complexity of a phenomenon that remains only dimly understood.


Deviance empire sex transgression going native race complexity gender politics Sex society

Editors and affiliations

  • Will Jackson
    • 1
  • Emily J. Manktelow
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK
  2. 2.University of KentUK

About the editors

Emily J. Manktelow is a Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of York.

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