Female imperialism and national identity

Author: Katie Pickles
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1847795625
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Through a study of the British Empire's largest women's patriotic organisation, formed in 1900, and still in existence, this book examines the relationship between female imperialism and national identity. It throws new light on women's involvement in imperialism; on the history of 'conservative' women's organisations; on women's interventions in debates concerning citizenship and national identity; and on the history of women in white settler societies. After placing the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) in the context of recent scholarly work in Canadian, gender, imperial history and post-colonial theory, the book follows the IODE's history through the twentieth century. Tracing the organisation into the postcolonial era, where previous imperial ideas are outmoded, it considers the transformation from patriotism to charity, and the turn to colonisation at home in the Canadian North.

Women and the Orange Order

Author: D MacPherson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526113562
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Women and the Orange Order examines the growth and activism of Orange women in England, Scotland and Canada since the mid-nineteenth century and argues that they were central to the development of Orange associational culture up to the Second World War. This study also explores how women were key participants in the formation of diasporic connections throughout the British world, building on links created by migration and the Empire. It reveals that the ordinary - and largely working-class - women who joined the Orange Order eagerly engaged in the public lives of their communities, in conservative politics and in upholding the ideologies of the British Empire. In its examination of gender, ethnicity, class and imperialism, Women and the Orange Order will appeal to readers interested in the history of the Irish diaspora, women's public activism and the British Empire.

Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History

Author: Patrizia Gentile
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442663162
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From fur coats to nude paintings, and from sports to beauty contests, the body has been central to the literal and figurative fashioning of ourselves as individuals and as a nation. In this first collection on the history of the body in Canada, an interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the multiple ways the body has served as a site of contestation in Canadian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Showcasing a variety of methodological approaches, Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History includes essays on many themes that engage with the larger historical relationship between the body and nation: medicine and health, fashion and consumer culture, citizenship and work, and more. The contributors reflect on the intersections of bodies with the concept of nationhood, as well as how understandings of the body are historically contingent. The volume is capped off with a critical introductory chapter by the editors on the history of bodies and the development of the body as a category of analysis.

Female Embodiment and Subjectivity in the Modernist Novel

Author: Renée Dickinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136603522
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This study considers the work of two experimental British women modernists writing in the tumultuous interwar period--Virginia Woolf and Olive Moore--by examining four crucial incarnations of female embodiment and subjectivity: female bodies, geographical imagery, national ideology and textual experimentation. Dickinson proposes that the ways Mrs. Dalloway, and The Waves by Virginia Woolf and Spleen and Fugue by Olive Moore reflect, expose and criticize physical, geographical and national bodies in the narrative and form of their texts reveal the authors’ attempts to try on new forms and experiment with new possibilities of female embodiment and subjectivity.

Body Knowledge

Author: Mary Simonson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199898030
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This book traces the deployment of intermedial aesthetics in the works of early twentieth-century female performers. By destabilizing medial and genre boundaries, these women created compelling and meaningful performances that negotiated turn-of-the-century American social and cultural issues.

Edwardian Ladies and Imperial Power

Author: Julia Bush
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780718500610
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Bush (arts and social sciences, Nene University College, Northampton) analyzes aristocratic and upper-middle-class women's involvement in imperialist associations, and investigates their relationship with male imperialist leaders and the male-dominated patriotic leagues during the early 20th century. She also looks at their work with female emigration, education, colonial hospitality, and imperial race- thinking. She concludes that personal motivation, organizational methods, and patriotic faith were embedded in a social and political context that empowered elite women in selective, gender-related ways.

Gatekeepers

Author: Franca Iacovetta
Publisher: Between the Lines(CA)
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An in-depth study of European immigrants to Canada during the Cold War, Gatekeepers explores the interactions among these immigrants and the "gatekeepers"-mostly middle-class individuals and institutions whose definitions of citizenship significantly shaped the immigrant experience. Iacovetta's deft discussion examines how dominant bourgeois gender and Cold War ideologies of the day shaped attitudes towards new Canadians. She shows how the new comers themselves were significant actors who influenced Canadian culture and society, even as their own behaviour was being modified. Generously illustrated, Gatekeepers explores a side of Cold War history that has been left largely untapped. It offers a long overdue Canadian perspective on one of the defining eras of the last century. Click the 'Review Quote' link below to read reviews and endorsements of Gatekeepers

Blauer Hibiskus

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104033358
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichies Debut - ein Meilenstein junger Weltliteratur: Jetzt als Fischer Taschenbuch! Das Haus von Kambilis Familie liegt inmitten von Hibiskus, Tempelbäumen und hohen Mauern, die Welt dahinter ist das von politischen Unruhen geprägte Nigeria. Mit sanfter, eindringlicher Stimme erzählt die 15jährige Kambili von dem Jahr, in dem ihr Land im Terror versank, ihre Familie auseinanderfiel und ihre Kindheit zuende ging. Der erste vielgelobte Roman Adichies, verzweifelt schön und ganz gegenwartsnah.

Women Against the Vote

Author: Julia Bush
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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British women who resisted their own enfranchisement were ridiculed by the suffragists and have since been neglected by historians. Yet these women, together with the millions whose indifference reinforced the opposition case, claimed to form a majority of the female public on the eve of the First World War. Julia Bush rediscovers the history of female anti-suffragism in Britain, providing new perspectives on the campaigns both for and against the vote.

Women Writing the Nation

Author: Leanne Maunu
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780838756706
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Women Writing the Nation: National Identity, Female Community, and the British--French Connection, 1770-1820 engages in recent discussions of the development of British nationalism during the eighteenth century and Romantic period Leanne Maunu argues that women writers looked not to their national identity, but rather to their gender to make claims about the role of women within the British nation Discussing texts by Frances Burney, Charlotte Smith Mary Wollstonecraft, and others in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, Maunu demonstrates that women writers of this period imagined themselves as members of a fairly stable community, even if such a community was composed of many different women with many different beliefs. They appropriated the model of collectivity posed by the nation mimicking a national imagined community. In essence, because British-French relations dominated the national imagination women had to think about their own gender concerns in national terms as well.