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"Considered as an entire, this assortment bargains a foundation for generalisations and specialized inquiry that might help either instructing and extra examine at the position of girls in international history."—Itinerario

"The booklet merits credits for exciting such questions, that have huge allure between students of colonialism, together with those that don't paintings on gender. Its extensive insurance and obtainable language supply it entry to a much broader viewers than many educational anthologies, thereby advancing the pursuits of all those that worth the research of colonial history."—Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History

Women and the Colonial Gaze is the 1st assortment to offer a vast chronological and geographical exam of the ways that photos and stereotypes of girls were used to outline relationships among colonial powers and topic peoples.

In essays starting from historical Rome to twentieth-century Asia and Africa, the contributions recommend that using gender as a device within the imperialist context is way older and extra finished than formerly steered. individuals glance rather on the ways that colonizers developed a countrywide id by way of making a distinction with the colonial "other," in contexts starting from Christian perspectives of Islam girls in medieval Spain to French ideals approximately local American girls. in addition they learn the ways that pictures of gender as developed through colonial powers impacted the lives of local ladies from colonial-era India to Korea to Swaziland.

Comparative in its process, the amount will attract scholars and historians of women's stories, colonialism, and the advance of nationwide identity.

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