Historical monkey business: The myth of a Darwinized British imperial discourse

Crook, Paul (1999) Historical monkey business: The myth of a Darwinized British imperial discourse. History, 84 276: 633-657. doi:10.1111/1468-229X.00127


Author Crook, Paul
Title Historical monkey business: The myth of a Darwinized British imperial discourse
Journal name History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0018-2648
1468-229X
Publication date 1999-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/1468-229X.00127
Volume 84
Issue 276
Start page 633
End page 657
Total pages 25
Place of publication Oxford, U.K
Publisher Blackwell Publishers
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C1
430107 History - British
780199 Other
Formatted abstract
Extrapolation from a study of evolution and militarism suggests a questioning of the reigning textbook interpretation of a causal link between British ‘new imperialism’ and social Darwinism. The myth of a Darwinized imperial discourse seems largely the creation of inventive new liberals, notably J. A. Hobson, who feared the authoritarian implications of an invasive social science based upon biology.
© The Historical Association 1999.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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