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Society and Politics in Victorian Britain Part 2

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Eleanor Quince
Academic year

Module overview

Whereas in part 1 of the module you focused on metropolitan Britain, in part 2 we turn our attention to Britain's role in the wider world, placing a particular emphasis on British foreign policy and Britain’s relationship with empire. The module will explore how the British empire was built, negotiated and resisted in the Victorian period, always in ways that were shaped by gender, race and class. Students will be encouraged to think about how identities, meanings and practices were transmitted across different colonial spaces, also paying attention to the locally specific ways these were both understood and contested. Taken as a whole, the module will interrogate how the British empire was made and remade, while students will also be encouraged to reflect on the ways the legacies of this history continue to shape the world we live in today.

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