Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2011.
Book — 1 online resource (275 pages)
Introduction / Alison Holland
Eroticising the Orient: a survey of European literary representations of cross-cultural encounters between Europe and the Middle East / Hsu-Ming Teo
Te Anu's story: a fragmentary history of difference and racialisation in Southern New Zealand / Tony Ballantyne
Political manhood, non-white labour and white-settler colonialism on the 1830s-1840s Australian frontier / Angela Woollacott
Alfred Howitt: anthropology, governance and the settler colonial order of things / Leigh Boucher
The McClymonts of Nabiac: interracial marriage, inheritance and dispossession in nineteenth century New South Wales colonial society / Vicki Grieves
National manhood: Te Akarana Maori Association and the work of Maori women on Chinese market gardens in late 1920s New Zealand / Barbara Brookes
The Yurtookee Club, 1940s Adelaide: a moment in historical and global context / Alison Holland
Becoming Aboriginal in the era of assimilation / Rani Kerin
Global indigenism: a genealogy of a non-racial category / Tim Rowse
Conclusion / Alison Holland.
In recent years 'race' has fallen out of historiographical fashion, being eclipsed by seemingly more benign terms such as 'culture, ' 'ethnicity' and 'difference.' This timely and highly readable collection of essays re-energises the debate by carefully focusing our attention on local articulations of race and their intersections with colonialism and its aftermath. In Rethinking the Racial Moment: Essays on the Colonial Encounter Alison Holland and Barbara Brookes have produced a collection of studies that shift our historical understanding of colonialism in significant new directions. Their generous and exciting brief will ensure that the book has immediate appeal for multiple readers engaged in critical theory, as well as those more specifically involved in Australian and New Zealand history. Collectively, they offer new and invigorating approaches to understanding colonialism and cultural encounters in history via the interpretive (not merely temporal) frame of 'the moment.'. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 
Book — 1 online resource (viii, 240 pages) : illustrations.
1. 'With this sign I conquer' : middle-class female emigrators and the management of imperial migration
2. Safe passage : narratives of women in transit
3. 'Grit and grace' : a new class of women for the colonies
4. Letters 'home' : female emigrants and the imperial family of women
5. Welcoming women : reception work in Canada and Australia
6. Domesticating Canberra : the Federal Capital Commission and the Domestic-Servant Project
"The period between the 1860s and the 1920s witnessed a wave of female migration from Britain to Canada and Australia, much of which was managed by women. Agents of Empire explores the work of the women who promoted, managed, and ultimately transformed single British women's experiences of migration." "Agents of Empire highlights the aims and methods behind the emigrators' work, as well as the implications and ramifications of their long-term engagement with this imperialistic feminizing project. Chilton provides insight into the struggle for control of female migration and female migrants, adding an important dimension to the study of gender, migration, and empire."--Book jacket.