Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest by Anne McClintockImperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest by Anne McClintock

Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest

byAnne McClintockEditorAnne McClintock

Paperback | July 6, 1995

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Imperial Leatherchronicles the dangerous liaisons between gender, race and class that shaped British imperialism and its bloody dismantling. Spanning the century between Victorian Britain and the current struggle for power in South Africa, the book takes up the complex relationships between race and sexuality, fetishism and money, gender and violence, domesticity and the imperial market, and the gendering of nationalism within the zones of imperial and anti-imperial power.
Anne McClintockis an Associate Professor of English at Columbia University, and a SSRC-MacArthur Fellow. She is the author of monographs on Simone DeBeauvoir and Olive Schreiner, and has written for a number of publications on issues of gender and sexuality, includingCriticalInquiry, Boundary 11, The Village Voice,andThe New YorkTimes ...
Title:Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial ContestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 1 inPublished:July 6, 1995Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415908906

ISBN - 13:9780415908900

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Table of Contents

I. Empire of the Home 1. The Lay of the Land  2. "Massa and Maids  3. Imperial Leather  4. Psychoanalysis, Race and Female Fetish II. Double Crossings  5. Soft-Soaping Empire  6. The White Family of Man  7. Olive Schreiner  III. Dismantling the Master's House  8. The Scandal of Hybridity  9. "Azikwelwa" (We Will Not Ride)  10. No Longer in a Future Heading

Editorial Reviews

"The author and Routledge are to be congratulated on a big, beautiful book that many students of the history of sexuality will find alluring."-"Journal of the History of Sexuality ""Imperial Leather is what an academic book ought to be: intelligent, informed, socially committed, engaged, and engaging."-"Women's Review of Books ""Imperial Leather is a wonderful book."-"Women's Review of Books "McClintock's magisterial a daring articulation of the race-class-gender triad."-"Choice "Anne McClintock's "Imperial Leather takes a prominent place among a number of recent works...that question the relegation of the imperial enterprise to the back benches of the Victorian sensibility....Ms. McClintock's astute reading of novels, diaries, and advertisements, among other sources, demonstrates how images of domestic life can be incorporated into an ideology of imperial domination."-"The New York Times Book Review