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Western Women and Imperialism] provides fascinating insights into interactions and attitudes between western and non-western women, mainly in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is an important contribution to the field of women's studies and (primarily British) imperial history, in that many of the essays explore problems of cross-cultural interaction that have been heretofore ignored. --Nancy Fix Anderson
A challenging anthology in which a multiplicity of authors sheds new light on the waves of missionaries, 'memsahibs, ' nurses--and feminists. --Ms.
. . . a long-overdue engagement with colonial discourse and feminism. . . . excellent essays . . . --The Year's Work in Critical Cultural Theory
About the Author
NUPUR CHAUDHURI, who teaches at Texas Southern University, is the coeditor of Western Women and Imperialism: Complicity and Resistance, and coeditor of a special issue on Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality: National and Global Perspectives for the National Women's Studies Journal. She has written extensively on gender and imperialism and her articles have appeared in Journal of Women's History, Women's History Review, and Victorian Studies. MARGARET STROBEL, Professor of Women's Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is author of Muslim Women in Mombasa, 1890-1975, co-winner of the Herskovits Prize, and European Women and the Second British Empire. She is co-editor (with Sarah Mirza) of Three Swahili Women: Life Histories from Mombasa, Kenya, published in Swahili and English.