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Women and the Colonial Gaze - Tamara L. Hunt

Paperback Published: 29th April 2002
ISBN: 9780333773512
Number Of Pages: 269

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"Women and the Colonial Gaze" examines the way images of women have been used by colonizers and subject peoples to define the colonial relationship. Unique features include essays on pre-modern imperialism, colonization within Europe, imperialism by non-European powers and intellectual imperialism by authors and scholars. These essays suggest that gender's use as a tool in the imperialist context is much older and more comprehensive than previously suggested. Using methodology drawn from several scholarly disciplines, the essays encourage comparative assessment of gender and imperialism.

Notes on the Contributors Introduction: Women and the Colonial Gaze; T.L.Hunt PART I: COLONIALISM WITHIN EUROPE Cartimandua, Boudicca, and Rebellion: British Queens and Roman Colonial Views; J.Crawford Between Whipping and Slavery: Double Jeopardy Against Mudejar Women in Medieval Spain; I.B.O'Connor Greece in Chains: Philhellenism to the Rescue of a Damsel in Distress; K.E.Fleming Wild Irish Women: Gender, Politics and Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century; T.L.Hunt PART II: COLONIALISM IN THE AMERICAS French Views of Native American Women in the Early Modern Era: The Tupinamba of Brazil; L.Fishman Women as Symbols of Disorder in Early Rhode Island; R.W.Herndon Native Women and State Legislation in Mexico and Canada: The Agrarian Law and the Indian Act; V.V.Garcia The 'Male City' of Havana: The Coexisting Logics of Colonialism, Slavery and Patriarchy in Nineteenth-Century Cuba; L.Martinez-Fernandez Imperial Eyes, Gendered Views: Concepcion Gimeno Re-writes the Aztecs at the End of the Nineteenth Century; C.Ramos-Escandon PART III: COLONIALISM IN ASIA AND AFRICA The Indian Other: Reactions of Two Anglo-Indian Women Travel Writers, Eliza Fay and A.U.; N.Chaudhuri Image and Reality: Indian Women, Colonial and Post-Colonial Discourse on Empowerment and Victimology; K.Ray Civilizing Women: French Colonial Perceptions of Vietnamese Womenhood and Motherhood; M.R.Lessard Social Construction of Idealized Images of Women in Colonial Korea: the 'New Woman' versus 'Motherhood': J.Shin Education for Liberation or Domestication? Female Education in Colonial Swaziland; M.Z.Booth Women, Gender History, and Imperial Ethiopia; T.Fernyhough & A.Fernyhough Endnotes Index

ISBN: 9780333773512
ISBN-10: 0333773519
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 269
Published: 29th April 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1