Gender and Empire / Edition 1

Gender and Empire / Edition 1

by Philippa Levine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199249512

ISBN-13: 9780199249510

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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 topics such as politics, medicine, sexuality, childhood, religion, migration, and many more, this new collection of essays demonstrates the richness of studying empire…  See more details below

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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 topics such as politics, medicine, sexuality, childhood, religion, migration, and many more, this new collection of essays demonstrates the richness of studying empire through the lens of gender. This inclusive examination asks not only why the British Empire was dominated by men, but how that domination affected the conduct of imperial politics. The fresh, new interpretations 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199249510
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1Introduction : why gender and empire1
2Empire, gender, and modernity in the eighteenth century14
3Of gender and empire : reflections on the nineteenth century46
4Gender and empire : the twentieth century77
5Medicine, gender, and empire112
6Sexuality, gender, and empire134
7Gender and migration156
8Nations in an imperial crucible181
9Legacies of departure : decolonization, nation-making, and gender203
10Empire and violence, 1900-1939220
11Childhood and race : growing up in the empire240
12Faith, missionary life, and the family260
13Archive stories : gender in the making of imperial and colonial histories281
Index295

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