Gender and Empire

Paperback | April 4, 2007

EditorPhilippa Levine

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Focusing the perspectives of gender scholarship on the study of empire, this is an original volume full of fascinating insights about the conduct of men as well as women. Bringing together disparate fields - politics, medicine, sexuality, childhood, religion, migration, and many more topics -this collection of essays demonstrates the richness of studying empire through the lens of gender. This is a more inclusive look at empire, which asks not only why the empire was dominated by men, but how that domination affected the conduct of imperial politics. The fresh, new interpretations ofthe British Empire offered here, will interest readers across a wide range, demonstrating the vitality of this innovative approach and the new historical questions it raises.

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Focusing the perspectives of gender scholarship on the study of empire, this is an original volume full of fascinating insights about the conduct of men as well as women. Bringing together disparate fields - politics, medicine, sexuality, childhood, religion, migration, and many more topics -this collection of essays demonstrates the r...

Philippa Levine is Professor of History, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:April 4, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Philippa Levine: Why Gender and Empire?2. Kathleen Wilson: Empire, Gender, and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century3. Catherine Hall: Of Gender and Empire: Reflections on the Nineteenth Century4. Barbara Bush: Gender and Empire: The Twentieth Century5. Alison Bashford: Medicine, Gender, and Empire6. Philippa Levine: Sexuality, Gender, and Empire7. A. James Hammerton: Gender and Migration8. Mrinalini Sinha: Nations in an Imperial Crucible9. Urvashi Butalia: Legacies of Departure: Decolonization, Nation-making, and Gender10. Jock McCulloch: Empire and Violence 1900-193911. Fiona Paisley: Childhood and Race: Growing up in the Empire12. Patricia Grimshaw: Faith, Missionary Life, and the Family13. Antoinette Burton: Archive Stories: Gender in the Making of Imperial and Colonial Histories

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`The book's strength is that, while the multifarious centrality of gender is shown beyond contention, there are few pages that do not provoke debate.'THES