Western Women and Imperialism: Complicity and Resistance

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Nupur Chaudhuri, Margaret Strobel
Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Social Science - 276 pages
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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 Theory

  

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
1
A Womans Trek
19
Through Each Others Eyes
35
The Passionate Nomad Reconsidered
61
Crusader for Empire
79
Chathams Pitts and Gladstones in Petticoats
98
Cultural Missionaries Maternal Imperialists Feminist Allies
119
The White Womans Burden
137
Complicity and Resistance in the Writings of Flora Annie
158
The White Womans Burden in the White Mans Grave
177
A New Humanity
191
Give a Thought to Africa
207
Shawls Jewelry Curry and Rice in Victorian Britain
231
White Women in a Changing World
247
CONTRIBUTORS
269
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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.

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