Focusing the perspectives of gender scholarship on the study of empire produces an original volume full of fascinating new insights about the conduct of men as well as women. Bringing together disparate fields - politics, medicine, sexuality, childhood, religion, migration, and many more topics - this new collection of essays demonstrates the richness of studying empire through the lens of gender. This more inclusive look at empire asks not only why the empire was dominated by men, but how that domination affected the conduct of imperial politics. The fresh, new interpretations of the British Empire offered here will interest readers across a wide range, and will demonstrate the vitality of this innovative approach and the new historical questions it raises. SERIES DESCRIPTION The purpose of the five volumes of the Oxford History of the British Empire was to provide a comprehensive study of the Empire from its beginning to end, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history.
The volumes in the Companion Series carry forward this purpose by exploring themes that were not possible to cover adequately in the main series, and to provide fresh interpretations of significant topics.
Clarity of expression and historical specificity are keynotes of this volume in the Oxford History of the British Empire Companion series. Lionel Knight, THES, April 2005 The book's strength is that, while the multifarious centrality of gender is shown beyond contention, there are few pages that do not provoke debate. Lionel Knight, THES, April 2005
1: Philippa Levine: Why Gender and Empire?
2: Kathleen Wilson: Empire, Gender, and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century
3: Catherine Hall: Of Gender and Empire: Reflections on the Nineteenth Century
4: Barbara Bush: Gender and Empire: The Twentieth Century
5: Alison Bashford: Medicine, Gender, and Empire
6: Philippa Levine: Sexuality, Gender, and Empire
7: A. James Hammerton: Gender and Migration
8: Mrinalini Sinha: Nations in an Imperial Crucible
9: Urvashi Butalia: Legacies of Departure: Decolonization, Nation-making, and Gender
10: Jock McCulloch: Empire and Violence 1900-1939
11: Fiona Paisley: Childhood and Race: Growing up in the Empire
12: Patricia Grimshaw: Faith, Missionary Life, and the Family
13: Antoinette Burton: Archive Stories: Gender in the Making of Imperial and Colonial Histories
Series: Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3
Weight (kg): 0.63