The Cultured British Citizen: Working-Class Learning in Ireland and Australia

Stefanie Shackleton, University of Texas Austin

As the British Empire spread across the globe in the nineteenth century, there arose a conversation around what made a British citizen - and what didn’t. This project explores the role of learning activities in the conception of the ‘cultured British citizen’ for working-class men and women in Ireland and the white settler colonies of Australia, as they navigated both ideas of race and the colonial other in drastically different local social and cultural environments.

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 Presented in Session 32. U.S. and British Empire