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Overview

"['Western Women and Imperialism] provides fascinating insights into interactions and attitudes between western and non-western women, mainly in the 19th and early
20th centuries. It is an important contribution to the field of women’s studies and (primarily
British) imperial history, in that many of the essays explore problems of cross-cultural interaction that have been heretofore ignored." —Nancy Fix
Anderson

"A challenging anthology in which a multiplicity of authors sheds new light on the waves of missionaries, 'memsahibs,' nurses—and feminists."
—Ms.

"... a long-overdue engagement with colonial discourse and feminism.... excellent essays..." —The Year’s Work in Critical Cultural
Theory

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253207050
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

NUPUR CHAUDHURI, who teaches at Texas Southern University, is the coeditor of Western
Women and Imperialism: Complicity and Resistance,
and coeditor of a special issue on
"Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality: National and Global Perspectives" for the National Women's Studies
Journal. She has written extensively on gender and imperialism and her articles have appeared in
Journal of Women's History, Women's History Review, and Victorian Studies. MARGARET STROBEL,
Professor of Women’s Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is author of Muslim Women in Mombasa, 1890–1975, co-winner of the Herskovits Prize, and European
Women and the Second British Empire. She is co-editor (with Sarah Mirza) of Three Swahili Women:
Life Histories from Mombasa, Kenya, published in Swahili and English.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION

IMAGES OF ONE
ANOTHER

A Women’s Trek
What Difference Does Gender
Make?
Susan L. Blake

Through Each Other’s Eyes
The Impact on the Colonial Encounter of the Images of Egyptian, Levantine-Egyptian, and European Women,
1862-1920
Mervat Hatem

IMPERIAL POLITICS

The
Passionate Nomad Reconsidered
A European Woman in L’Algerie francaise (Isabelle
Eberhardt, 1877-1904)
Julia Clancy-Smith

Crusader for
Empire
Flora Shaw/Lady Lugard
Helen Callaway and Dorothy O
Helly

Chathams, Pitts, and Gladstones in Petticoats
The Politics of
Gender and Race in the Illbert Bill Controversy, 1883-1884
Mrinalini
Sinha

ALLIES, MATERNAL IMPERIALISTS, AND ACTIVISTS

Cultural
Missionaries, Maternal Imperialists, Feminist Allies
British Women Activists in India,
1865-1945
Barbara N. Ramusack

The White Woman’s
Burden
British Feminists and The Indian Woman 1865-1915
Antoinette M.
Burton

Complicity and Resistance in the Writings of Flora Annie Steel and Annie
Besant
Nancy L. Paxton

The White Woman’s Burden in the White
Man’s Grave
The Introduction of British Nurses in Colonial West Africa
Dea
Birkett

MISSIONARIES

A New Humanity
American
Missionaries’ Ideals for Women in North India, 1870-1930
Leslie A.
Flemming

Give a Thought to Africa
Black Women Missionaries in Southern
Africa
Sylvia M. Jacobs

WIVES AND INCORPORATED
WOMEN

Shawls, Jewelry, Curry, and Rice in Victorian Britain
Nupur
Chaudhuri

White Women in a Changing World
Employment, Voluntary Work, and
Sex in Post-World War II Northern Rhodesia
Karen Tranberg
Hansen

CONTRIBUTORS
INDEX

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