Empire, Gender, and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century

TitleEmpire, Gender, and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsWilson, Kathleen
EditorLevine, Philippa
Book TitleGender and Empire
PublisherOxford University Press
CityOxford ; New York

Volume: Focusing the perspectives of gender scholarship on the study of empire produces an original volume full of fascinating new insights about the conduct of men as well as women. Bringing together disparate fields - politics, medicine, sexuality, childhood, religion, migration, and many more topics - this new collection of essays demonstrates the richness of studying empire through the lens of gender. This more inclusive look at empire asks not only why the empire was dominated by men, but how that domination affected the conduct of imperial politics. The fresh, new interpretations of the British Empire offered here will interest readers across a wide range, and will demonstrate the vitality of this innovative approach and the new historical questions it raises.

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