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Barbara Bush

Professor Barbara Bush

Summary

My current research focuses on decolonisation, gender and development and the link between the social sciences and the evolution of colonial development discourse and practice. Other key publications include Slave Women in Caribbean Society, 1650-1838 (James Curry, 1990), Imperialism, Race and Resistance; Africa and Britain, 1919-1945 (Routledge, 1999), ‘Gender and Empire: The Twentieth Century’ in Philippa Levine ed., Gender and Empire (Oxford University Press, 2004) and Imperialism and Postcolonialism (Pearson Education, 2006).

  • About

    My current research focuses on decolonisation, gender and development and the link between the social sciences and the evolution of colonial development discourse and practice. Recent publications include ‘Motherhood, Morality and Social Order: Gender and Development in late Colonial Africa’ in Joseph M. Hodge, Gerald Hodl and Martina Kopf, Developing Africa: Concepts and Practices in Twentieth-Century Colonialism (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2014) and Colonial Research and the Social Sciences at the End of Empire: The West Indian Social Survey, 1944–57 (10.1080/03086534.2013.816072); The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Volume: 41, Issue: 03, 2013, pages 451 – 474. Other key publications include Slave Women in Caribbean Society, 1650-1838 (James Curry, 1990), Imperialism, Race and Resistance; Africa and Britain, 1919-1945 (Routledge, 1999), ‘Gender and Empire: The Twentieth Century’ in Philippa Levine ed., Gender and Empire (Oxford University Press, 2004) and Imperialism and Postcolonialism (Pearson Education, 2006).

    Gender and imperialism in the twentieth century (Africa and the Caribbean). Development .colonialism and the social sciences. Caribbean cultures c. 18th- 20th centuries.

  • Teaching

    Department Of Humanities

    Development and Society

    History

    Level 6 Dissertations

  • Research

    • Humanities Research Centre

    The link between the social sciences and the evolution of colonial development discourse and practice
    Decolonisation, gender and development in Africa and the Caribbean

  • Publications

    ‘Gender and Empire: The Twentieth Century’ in Philippa Levine ed., Gender and Empire (Oxford University Press, 2004) and Imperialism and Postcolonialism (Pearson Education, 2006).

    ‘Colonial Research and the Social Sciences at the End of Empire: The West Indian Social Survey, 1944–57 (10.1080/03086534.2013.816072); The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Volume: 41, Issue: 03, 2013, pages 451 – 474.

    ‘Motherhood, Morality and Social Order: Gender and Development in late Colonial Africa’ in Joseph M. Hodge, Gerald Hodl and Martina Kopf, Developing Africa: Concepts and Practices in Twentieth-Century Colonialism (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2014.

    Slave Women in Caribbean Society, 1650-1838 (James Curry, 1990). Imperialism, Race and Resistance; Africa and Britain, 1919-1945 (Routledge, 1999).

  • Post graduate supervision

    Supervising a PhD thesis on Development in Colonial Uganda

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