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Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges

Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges

Stephan F. Miescher, Michele Mitchell, Naoko Shibusawa

ISBN: 978-1-119-05220-3

May 2015

352 pages

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$34.95

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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

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