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"['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

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

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

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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: 6.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.82 (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



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

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


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

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

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


Missionaries, Maternal Imperialists, Feminist Allies
British Women Activists in India,
Barbara N. Ramusack

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

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

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


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

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


Shawls, Jewelry, Curry, and Rice in Victorian Britain

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


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