Domesticating the Empire: Race, Gender, and Family Life in French and Dutch Colonialism

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Julia Ann Clancy-Smith, Frances Gouda
University Press of Virginia, 1998 - Political Science - 348 pages
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In Domesticating the Empire, Julia Clancy-Smith and Frances Gouda bring together twelve essays- most of them original- that probe issues of gender, race, and power in the French and Dutch Empires of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

This collection goes beyond the crude dichotomies of "European" and "indigenous" or "non-European" to examine the meanings of cross-cultural and interracial interactions in local historical contexts. The contributors' analyses are firmly rooted in historical figures and events and employ a wde range of primary sources to examine shifting images of femininity and masculinity, motherhood and fatherhood.

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Julia Clancy-Smith is Associate Professor of History at the University of Arizona and the author of Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904). Frances Gouda is Research Associate Professor in Women's Studies at George Washington University and the author of Poverty and Political Culture: The Rhetoric of Social Welfare in the Netherlands and France, 1815-1854 and Dutch Culture Overseas: Colonial Practice in the Netherlands Indies, 1900-1942.

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