By Kate Law
White ladies reduce an ambivalent determine within the transnational historical past of the British Empire. they have a tendency to be remembered as malicious harridans personifying the worst excesses of colonialism, as vacuous fusspots, whose lives have been punctuated by way of a chain of frivolous pursuits, or as casualties of patriarchy, restricted by way of male activities and gendered ideologies. This publication, which locations itself among different "new imperial histories", argues that the truth of the placement, is naturally, even more difficult and complicated. concentrating on post-war colonial Rhodesia, Gendering the Settler country provides a fine-grained research of the role(s) of white ladies within the colonial company, arguing that they held ambiguous and inconsistent perspectives on various concerns together with liberalism, gender, race and colonialism.
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Gendering the Settler State: White Women, Race, Liberalism and Empire in Rhodesia, 1950-1980 (Routledge Research in Gender and History) by Kate Law