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

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Routledge, Jul 14, 1995 - History - 449 pages
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Imperial Leather chronicles 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.

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

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An interesting book, though I found various parts of it more or less convincing. Chapters one through five were considerably more necessary reading than six through ten. Even for a book that comes at ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Shannon - Goodreads

Definitely a theory book written in the 90s. Had a lot of important things to say, but it felt like a lot of essays forced to hang out in one book, and I kept waiting for her to tie it all together ... Read full review

Contents

THE LAY OF THE LAND
21
MASSA AND MAIDS
75
IMPERIAL LEATHER
132
Copyright

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Anne McClintock is 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, including Critical Inquiry, Boundary 11, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Book Review.

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