Gender Sexuality and Colonial Modernities

Gender Sexuality and Colonial Modernities

by A. Burton
     
 

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Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Modernities considers the ways in which modernity was constructed, in all its incompleteness, through colonialism. Using a variety of archival resources and equally diverse methodologies, the authors trace modernity's unstable foundations in the slippages and ruptures of colonial gender and sexual politics. As a whole, the

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Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Modernities considers the ways in which modernity was constructed, in all its incompleteness, through colonialism. Using a variety of archival resources and equally diverse methodologies, the authors trace modernity's unstable foundations in the slippages and ruptures of colonial gender and sexual politics. As a whole, the essays illustrate that modern colonial regimes are never self-evidently hegemonic, but are always in process - subject to disruption and contest - and never finally accomplished; and are therefore unfinished business.

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Blossoming from a series of panels at the 1997 Anglo-American Conference in London, 13 essays, three revised from earlier publication, peer into a number of modern colonial situations to show how the instruments of the state have only limited capacity to contain or control the domain of sexuality, especially as evidenced by the mobility and recalcitrance of women's bodies. They argue that the incompleteness and instability of colonial regimes is as much due to slippages and ruptures of gender and sexual politics as to those of political economy or national policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780415200684
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Routledge Research in Gender and History Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
15.60(w) x 23.60(h) x 2.00(d)

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