Western Women and Imperialism

Western Women and Imperialism : Complicity and Resistance

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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 AndersonA 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 Theoryshow more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253207053
  • 9780253207050
  • 1,328,000

About Nupur Chaudhuri

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.show more

Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTSINTRODUCTIONIMAGES OF ONE ANOTHERA Women's TrekWhat Difference Does Gender Make?Susan L. BlakeThrough Each Other's EyesThe Impact on the Colonial Encounter of the Images of Egyptian, Levantine-Egyptian, and European Women, 1862-1920Mervat HatemIMPERIAL POLITICSThe Passionate Nomad ReconsideredA European Woman in L'Algerie francaise (Isabelle Eberhardt, 1877-1904)Julia Clancy-SmithCrusader for EmpireFlora Shaw/Lady LugardHelen Callaway and Dorothy O HellyChathams, Pitts, and Gladstones in PetticoatsThe Politics of Gender and Race in the Illbert Bill Controversy, 1883-1884Mrinalini SinhaALLIES, MATERNAL IMPERIALISTS, AND ACTIVISTSCultural Missionaries, Maternal Imperialists, Feminist AlliesBritish Women Activists in India, 1865-1945Barbara N. RamusackThe White Woman's BurdenBritish Feminists and The Indian Woman 1865-1915Antoinette M. BurtonComplicity and Resistance in the Writings of Flora Annie Steel and Annie BesantNancy L. PaxtonThe White Woman's Burden in the White Man's GraveThe Introduction of British Nurses in Colonial West AfricaDea BirkettMISSIONARIESA New HumanityAmerican Missionaries' Ideals for Women in North India, 1870-1930Leslie A. FlemmingGive a Thought to AfricaBlack Women Missionaries in Southern AfricaSylvia M. JacobsWIVES AND INCORPORATED WOMENShawls, Jewelry, Curry, and Rice in Victorian Britain Nupur ChaudhuriWhite Women in a Changing WorldEmployment, Voluntary Work, and Sex in Post-World War II Northern RhodesiaKaren Tranberg HansenCONTRIBUTORSINDEXshow more

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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 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 Theoryshow more

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