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.
Emily J. Manktelow is a Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of York.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Thinking With Deviance; Will Jackson and Emily Manktelow
2. From Pawns to Players: Rewriting the Lives of Three Indigenous Go-Betweens; Kate Fullagar
3. 'Washing the Blackmoor White': Interracial Intimacy and Coloured Women's Agency in Jamaica; Meleisa Ono-George
4. 'The starched boundaries of civilization': sympathetic allegiance and the subversive politics of affect in colonial India; Andrew J. May
5. 'Base and Wicked Characters': European Island Dwellers in the Western Pacific, 1788 1850 ; Malcolm Campbell
6. Thinking With Gossip: Deviance, Rumour And Reputation In The South Seas Mission Of The London Missionary Society; Emily J. Manktelow
7. Producing And Managing Deviance In The Disabled Colonial Self: John Kitto, The Deaf Traveller; Esme Cleall
8. Exporting and Repatriating the Colonial Insane: New Zealand before the First World War; Angela McCarthy
10. Not Seeking Certain Proof: Interracial Sex And Archival Haze In High-Imperial Natal; Will Jackson
11. Devious Documents: Corruption and Paperwork in Colonial Burma c.1900; Jonathan Saha
12. Empire and Sexual Deviance: Debating White Woman's Prostitution in Early 20th Century Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia; Ushehwedu Kufakurinani
13. R. v. Mrs Utam Singh: Race, Gender and Deviance in a Kenyan Murder Case, 1949-51; Stacey Hynd