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Commemorating Race and Empire in the First World War Centenary

Ben Wellings and Shanti Sumartojo

Abstract

First World War commemoration in Europe has been framed as a moment of national trial and as a collective European tragedy. But the ‘Great War for Civilisation’ was more than just a European conflict. It was a global clash of empires that began a process of agitation against imperialism in Asia, Africa and beyond. Despite the global context of the Centenary, commemorative events remain framed by national and state imaginaries in which ideas about race and imperialism that animated and dominated men and women during the Great War sit uncomfortably with today’s official sensibilities. By employi ... More

Keywords: First World War, Centenary, Commemoration, Nation, Race, Empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940889
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786940889.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Wellings, editor

Shanti Sumartojo, editor

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Front Matter

Commemorating Race and Empire in the First World War Centenary

Ben Wellings, Shanti Sumartojo and Matthew Graves, monash University, Melbourne, Australia RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia aix Marseille Univ, LERMA, EA853, Aix-en-Provence, France

Rediscovering and Rehabilitating Empire, 2014-2018

From ‘Coolie’ to Transnational Agent

Paul J. Bailey, university of Durham, United Kingdom

Marigolds and Poppies

Peter Stanley, university of New South Wales Canberra, Australia

Situating the Belgian Congo in Belgium’s First World War Centenary

Laurence van Ypersele and Enika Ngongo (translated by Ben Wellings) university Catholique de Louvain, Belgium university Saint-Louis - Bruxelles, Belgium

Maori and Great War Commemoration in New Zealand

Katherine Smits, university of Auckland, New Zealand

Representing Race and Empire 1900-1920

‘A Strange, New Race’: Eugenics and the Australian Soldier in the First World War

Deirdre Gilfedder, university Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France

The First Circle of Memory

Gilles Teulié, aix-Marseille Univ, LERMA, EA853, Aix-en-Provence, France

Aesthetic Form and Political Function

Cherie Prosser, university of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Memorialising Race and Empire in Settler Societies, 1919-2018

A Tale of Two Monuments

Dónal Hassett, university of Bristol, United Kingdom

Anzac, Race and Empire

Shanti Sumartojo and Ben Wellings, monash University, Melbourne, Australia RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia