Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges, 1st Edition

  • Stephan F. Miescher
  • Michele Mitchell
  • Naoko Shibusawa
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  • ISBN-10: 1119052181
  • ISBN-13: 9781119052180
  • DDC: 305.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This work presents a collection of original readings that address gendered dimensions of empire from a wide range of geographical and temporal settings. Drawing on original research on gender and empire in relation to labour, commodities, fashion, politics, mobility, and visuality, it highlights a range of transnational and transregional connections across the globe.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction: Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges.
1: The Sexual Politics of Imperial Expansion: Eunuchs and Indirect Colonial Rule in Mid-Nineteenth-Century North India.
2: Remaking Anglo-Indian Men: Agricultural Labour as Remedy in the British Empire, 1908–38.
3: ‘Robot Farmers’ and Cosmopolitan Workers: Technological Masculinity and Agricultural Development in the French Soudan (Mali), 1945–68.
4: Pursuing Her Profits: Women in Jamaica, Atlantic Slavery and a Globalising Market, 1700–60.
5: Fashioning their Place: Dress and Global Imagination in Imperial Sudan.
6: The Transnational Homophile Movement and the Development of Domesticity in Mexico City's Homosexual Community, 1930–70.
Fashioning Politics.
7: Dressed for Success: Hegemonic Masculinity, Elite Men and Westernisation in Iran, c.1900–40.
8: ‘It Gave Us Our Nationality’: US Education, the Politics of Dress and Transnational Filipino Student Networks, 1901–45.
9: ‘A Life of Make-Believe’: Being Boy Scouts and ‘Playing Indian’ in British Malaya (1910–42).
10: The Tank Driver who Ran with Poodles: US Visions of Israeli Soldiers and the Cold War Liberal Consensus, 1958–79.
Mobility and Activism.
11: Marta Vergara, Popular-Front Pan-American Feminism and the Transnational Struggle for Working Women's Rights in the 1930s.
12: Guerrilla Ganja Gun Girls: Policing Black Revolutionaries from Notting Hill to Laventille.
13: Gender and Visuality: Identification Photographs, Respectability and Personhood in Colonial Southern Africa in the 1920s and 1930s.