Domesticating the Empire: Race, Gender, and Family Life in French and Dutch Colonialism / Edition 1

Domesticating the Empire: Race, Gender, and Family Life in French and Dutch Colonialism / Edition 1

by Julia Clancy-Smith
     
 

In Domesticating the Empire, Julia Clancy-Smith and Frances Gouda bring together twelve essays- most of them original- that probe issues of gender, race, and power in the French and Dutch Empires of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

This collection goes beyond the crude dichotomies of "European" and "indigenous" or "non-European" to examine the meanings of

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In Domesticating the Empire, Julia Clancy-Smith and Frances Gouda bring together twelve essays- most of them original- that probe issues of gender, race, and power in the French and Dutch Empires of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

This collection goes beyond the crude dichotomies of "European" and "indigenous" or "non-European" to examine the meanings of cross-cultural and interracial interactions in local historical contexts. The contributors' analyses are firmly rooted in historical figures and events and employ a wde range of primary sources to examine shifting images of femininity and masculinity, motherhood and fatherhood.

University of Virginia Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813917818
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2In Pursuit of Greater France: Visions of Empire among Musee Social Reformers, 1894-193121
3"Special Customs": Paternity Suits and Citizenship in France and the Colonies, 1870-191243
4Redefining "Frenchness": Citizenship, Race Regeneration, and Imperial Motherhood in France and West Africa, 1914-4065
5Secrets and Danger: Interracial Sexuality in Louis Couperus's The Hidden Force and Dutch Colonial Culture around 190084
6Womanizing Indochina: Fiction, Nation, and Cohabitation in Colonial Cambodia, 1890-1930108
7So Close and Yet so Far: The Ambivalence of Dutch Colonial Rhetoric on Javanese Servants in Indonesia, 1900-1942131
8Islam, Gender, and Identities in the Making of French Algeria, 1830-1962154
9Civilizing Gender Relations in Algeria: The Paradoxical Case of Marie Bugeja, 1919-39175
10"Irresistible Seductions": Gendered Representations of Colonial Algeria around 1930193
11Emancipating Each Other: Dutch Colonial Missionaries' Encounter with Karo Women in Sumatra, 1900-1942211
12Good Mothers, Medeas, or Jezebels: Feminine Imagery in Colonial and Anticolonial Rhetoric in the Dutch East Indies, 1900-1942236
13Trekking to New Guinea: Dutch Colonial Fantasies of a Virgin Land, 1900-1942255
Notes273
Contributors335
Index339

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