Gender and Empire / Edition 1

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Overview

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.
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"A powerful testament to the richness of studying empire through a gendered lens. ...a collection of essays that is essential reading for advanced students and scholars interested in the history of the British Empire."--History: Reviews of New Books

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Meet the Author

Professor Wm Roger Louis
Editor-in-Chief
Kerr Professor of English History and Culture, University of Texas, Austin

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 Introduction : why gender and empire 1
2 Empire, gender, and modernity in the eighteenth century 14
3 Of gender and empire : reflections on the nineteenth century 46
4 Gender and empire : the twentieth century 77
5 Medicine, gender, and empire 112
6 Sexuality, gender, and empire 134
7 Gender and migration 156
8 Nations in an imperial crucible 181
9 Legacies of departure : decolonization, nation-making, and gender 203
10 Empire and violence, 1900-1939 220
11 Childhood and race : growing up in the empire 240
12 Faith, missionary life, and the family 260
13 Archive stories : gender in the making of imperial and colonial histories 281
Index 295
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