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 1999-10-01
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
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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