Richard Brunner on Georgie Wemyss’ “The Invisible Empire: White Discourse, Tolerance and Belonging”

The Invisible Empire

In this week’s Times Higher Ed, Richard Brunner (Strathclyde) talks briefly about Georgie Wemyss’  book The Invisible Empire: White Discourse, Tolerance and Belonging.

Like all research of significance, this expertly written book stays in the mind. Wemyss analyses historic discourses on Britain’s relationship with East India alongside contemporary discourses on the representation of British Bengalis, and not only reveals how the power of Empire has resulted in silences and stereotypes that live on today, but also explains why engaging with the diversity of British Bengali identities is essential in post-7/7 Britain.

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