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Gender, Race, and the Writing of Empire: Public Discourse and the Boer War / Edition 1
     

Gender, Race, and the Writing of Empire: Public Discourse and the Boer War / Edition 1

by Paula M. Krebs
 

ISBN-10: 0521607728

ISBN-13: 9780521607728

Pub. Date: 08/26/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book looks at the ways Victorian ideas about gender and race supported British imperialism at the turn of the century. It examines the Boer War of 1899-1902 through the war writings of literary figures such as Arthur Conan Doyle, Olive Schreiner, H. Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling, and also through newspapers, propaganda, and other forms of public debate in

Overview

This book looks at the ways Victorian ideas about gender and race supported British imperialism at the turn of the century. It examines the Boer War of 1899-1902 through the war writings of literary figures such as Arthur Conan Doyle, Olive Schreiner, H. Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling, and also through newspapers, propaganda, and other forms of public debate in print. Paula M. Krebs' analysis of the part played by ideas about gender and race in public discourse makes a significant new contribution to the study of British imperialism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521607728
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/26/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series , #23
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1. The war at home; 2. The concentration camps controversy and the press; 3. Gender ideology as military policy - the camps, continued; 4. Cannibals or knights: sexual honor in the propaganda of Arthur Conan Doyle and W. T. Stead; 5. Interpreting South Africa to Britain: Olive Schreiner, Boers, and Africans; 6. The imperial imaginary: the press, empire, and the literary figure; Notes; Works cited.

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