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Author Burton, Antoinette M., 1961-

Title Burdens of history : British feminists, Indian women, and imperial culture, 1865-1915 / Antoinette Burton.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.420941 BURT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 301 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: p. [271]-294.
Contents 1. The Politics of Recovery: Historicizing Imperial Feminism, 1865-1915 -- 2. Woman in the Nation: Feminism, Race, and Empire in the "National" Culture --3. Female Emancipation and the Other Woman -- 4. Reading Indian Women: Feminist Periodicals and Imperial Identity -- 5. The White Woman's Burden: Josephine Butler and the Indian Campaign, 1886-1915 --6. A Girdle round the Earth: British Imperial Suffrage and the Ideology of Global Sisterhood -- 7. Representation, Empire, and Feminist History.
Summary In this study of British middle-class feminism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Antoinette Burton explores an important but neglected historical dimension of the relationship between feminism and imperialism. Demonstrating how feminists in the United Kingdom appropriated imperial ideology and rhetoric to justify their own right to equality, she reveals a variety of feminisms grounded in notions of moral and racial superiority.
Subject Feminism -- Great Britain -- History.
Feminists -- Great Britain -- Attitudes -- History.
Women -- India -- History.
Imperialism -- History.
ISBN 0807821616
0807844713 (pbk.)