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Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges

ISBN: 978-1-119-05220-3
352 pages
May 2015, Wiley-Blackwell
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Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges presents a collection of original readings that address gendered dimensions of empire from a wide range of geographical and temporal settings.

  • Draws on original research on gender and empire in relation to labour, commodities, fashion, politics, mobility, and visuality
  • Includes coverage of gender issues from countries in Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia between the eighteenth to twentieth centuries
  • Highlights a range of transnational and transregional connections across the globe
  • Features innovative gender analyses of the circulation of people, ideas, and cultural practices
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii

Introduction: Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges 1
MICHELE MITCHELL AND NAOKO SHIBUSAWA WITH STEPHAN F. MIESCHER

Part I Labour

1 The Sexual Politics of Imperial Expansion: Eunuchs and Indirect Colonial Rule in Mid-Nineteenth-Century North India 25
JESSICA HINCHY

2 Remaking Anglo-Indian Men: Agricultural Labour as Remedy in the British Empire, 1908–38 49
JANE McCABE

3 ‘Robot Farmers’ and Cosmopolitan Workers: Technological Masculinity and Agricultural Development in the French Soudan (Mali), 1945–68 70
LAURA ANN TWAGIRA

Part II Commodities

4 Pursuing Her Profits: Women in Jamaica, Atlantic Slavery and a Globalising Market, 1700–60 91
CHRISTINE WALKER

5 Fashioning their Place: Dress and Global Imagination in Imperial Sudan 115
MARIE GRACE BROWN

6 The Transnational Homophile Movement and the Development of Domesticity in Mexico City’s Homosexual Community, 1930–70 132
VÍCTOR M. MACIÁS-GONZÁLEZ

Part III Fashioning Politics

7 Dressed for Success: Hegemonic Masculinity, Elite Men and Westernisation in Iran, c.1900–40 161
SIVAN BALSLEV

8 ‘It Gave Us Our Nationality’: US Education, the Politics of Dress and Transnational Filipino Student Networks, 1901–45 181
SARAH STEINBOCK-PRATT

9 ‘A Life of Make-Believe’: Being Boy Scouts and ‘Playing Indian’ in British Malaya (1910–42) 205
JIALIN CHRISTINA WU

10 The Tank Driver who Ran with Poodles: US Visions of Israeli Soldiers and the Cold War Liberal Consensus, 1958–79 236
SHAUL MITELPUNKT

Part IV Mobility and Activism

11 Marta Vergara, Popular-Front Pan-American Feminism and the Transnational Struggle for Working Women’s Rights in the 1930s 261
KATHERINE M. MARINO

12 Guerrilla Ganja Gun Girls: Policing Black Revolutionaries from Notting Hill to Laventille 280
W. CHRIS JOHNSON

13 Gender and Visuality: Identification Photographs, Respectability and Personhood in Colonial Southern Africa in the 1920s and 1930s 307
LORENA RIZZO

Index 329

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Author Information

Stephan Miescher is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Making Men in Ghana (2005) and the co-editor of Modernization as Spectacle in Africa (2014), Africa After Gender? (2007) and Men and Masculinities in Modern Africa (2003). He is also a former co-editor of Ghana Studies and co-director of the University of California Multicampus Research Group in African Studies.

Michele Mitchell is Associate Professor of History at New York University and former North American editor of Gender & History. She is the author of Righteous Propagation: African Americans and the Politics of Racial Destiny after Reconstruction (2004), and co-editor of Dialogues of Dispersal: Gender, Sexuality and African Diasporas (Blackwell, 2004).

Naoko Shibusawa is Associate Professor of History and American Studies at Brown University, where she teaches courses on US empire. She is the author of America’s Geisha Ally: Reimagining the Japanese Enemy (2006).
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