Gender and imperialism

By Clare Midgley

Gender and imperialism

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-4820-3
  • Pages: 228
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £18.99
  • Published Date: January 1998
  • BIC Category: Humanities / Colonialism & imperialism, Society & social sciences / Gender studies, gender groups, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Imperialism, Colonialism & imperialism, Feminism & feminist theory, History, Modern History
  • Series: Studies in Imperialism


This book marks an important new intervention into a vibrant area of scholarship, creating a dialogue between the histories of imperialism and of women and gender. By engaging critically with both traditional British imperial history and colonial discourse analysis, the essays demonstrate how feminist historians can play a central role in creating new histories of British imperialism.

Chronologically, the focus is on the late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries, while geographically the essays range from the Caribbean to Australia and span India, Africa, Ireland and Britain itself. Topics explored include the question of female agency in imperial contexts, the relationships between feminism and nationalism, and questions of sexuality, masculinity and imperial power.


Clare Midgley is Senior Lecturer in History at Staffordshire University

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