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Gender and Imperialism : Studies in Imperialism - Clare Midgley

Gender and Imperialism

Studies in Imperialism

Paperback Published: 29th January 1998
ISBN: 9780719048203
Number Of Pages: 228

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This book marks an important new intervention into a vibrant area of scholarship, creating a dialogue between the histories of imperialism and of women and gender. By engaging critically with both traditional British imperial history and colonial discourse analysis, the essays demonstrate how feminist historians can play a central role in creating new histories of British imperialism. Chronologically, the focus is on the late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries, while geographically the essays range from the Caribbean to Australia and span India, Africa, Ireland and Britain itself. Topics explored include the question of female agency in imperial contexts, the relationships between feminism and nationalism, and questions of sexuality, masculinity and imperial power.

Introduction: Gender and Imperialism: Mapping the Connections
Impositions and Impacts
Age of Consent and Hegemonic Social Reform
White Women and Colonialism: Towards a Non-Recuperative History
Reactions and Resistances
Indian Christian Women and Indigenous Feminism
National Liberation Movements and the Question of Women’s Liberation: The Irish Experience
Australian Frontier Feminism and the Marauding White Man
Taking Liberties: Enslaved Women and Anti-Slavery in the Caribbean
The Empire at Home
Anti-Slavery and the Roots of ‘Imperial Feminism’
Going-a-Trolloping: Imperial Man Travels the Empire
Britain’s Conscience on Africa: White Women, Race and Imperial Politics in Inter-War Britain
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ISBN: 9780719048203
ISBN-10: 0719048206
Series: Studies in Imperialism
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 29th January 1998
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45