What is it about?

The colonial history and realities have not only impacted the peoples of the world, but also the very geography in which we inhabit. As a cultural studies situated essay, this discussion considers the function of An ABC for Baby Patriots and the activities of Thomas Cook & Son agency in their role of aiding and perpetuating imperialism.

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Why is it important?

The imprint of the British Empire is one that has had the most lasting imprint of all other Empires. This is where cultural artifacts and historical objects play a role.


In our contemporary period of accurate and inaccurate calls for decolonization, objects of colonialism have become important objects of evidence to the ubiquity of brutality of the entire endeavor of colonialism.

Rasul Mowatt
North Carolina State University

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This page is a summary of: A people's history of leisure studies: Colonial pedagogies, touring empires, Annals of Tourism Research, September 2022, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2022.103462.
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