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Gender, sexuality, and colonial modernities [electronic resource] /
edited by Antoinette Burton.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
description
xiii, 232 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0415200687
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Book
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
isbn
0415200687
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Cleansing motherhood : hygiene and the culture of domesticity in San Francisco's Chinatown, 1875-1900 / Nayan Shah -- Modernity, medicine and colonialism : the contagious diseases ordinances in Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements / Philippa Levine -- White colonialism and sexual modernity : Australian women in the early twentieth century metropolis / Angela Woollacott -- Local colour : the spectacle of race at Niagara Falls / Karen Dubinsky -- Unsettling settlers : colonial migrants and racialised sexuality in interwar Marseilles / Yaƫl Simpson Fletcher -- Wanted native views : collecting colonial postcards of India / Saloni Mathur -- Racialising imperial Canada : Indian women and the making of ethnic communities / Enakshi Dua -- Unnecessary crimes and tragedies : race, gender and sexuality in Australian policies of Aboriginal child removal / Fiona Paisley -- Gendering the modern : women and home science in British India / Mary Hancock -- Gender and "hyper-masculinity" as post-colonial modernity during Indonesia's struggle for independence, 1945 to 1949 / Frances Gouda -- "Respectability," "modernity" and the policing of "culture" in colonial Ceylon / Malathi De Alwis -- Ancient wisdom, modern motherhood : theosophy and the colonial syncretic / Joy Dixon -- The lineage of the "Indian" modern : rhetoric, agency and the Sarda Act in late colonial India / Mrinalini Sinha.
catalogue key
7929205
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Modernitiesconsiders the ways in which modernity was constructed, in all its incompleteness, through colonialism. Using a variety of archival resources and equally diverse methodologies, the authors trace modernity's unstable foundations in the slippages and ruptures of colonial gender and sexual politics. As a whole, the essays illustrate that modern colonial regimes are never self-evidently hegemonic, but are always in process - subject to disruption and contest - and never finally accomplished; and are therefore unfinished business.
Main Description
This book considers the ways in which modernity was constructed, in all its incompleteness, through colonialism. Using a variety of archival resources and equally diverse methodologies, the authors trace modernity's unstable foundations in the slippages and ruptures of colonial gender and sexual politics.
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Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Modernities considers the ways in which modernity was constructed, in all its incompleteness, through colonialism. Using a variety of archival resources and equally diverse methodologies, the authors trace modernity's unstable foundations in the slippages and ruptures of colonial gender and sexual politics. As a whole, the essays illustrate that modern colonial regimes are never self-evidently hegemonic, but are always in process - subject to disruption and contest - and never finally accomplished; and are therefore unfinished business.
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This text considers the ways in which modernity was constructed through colonialism. Using a variety of archival resources and diverse methodologies, the authors trace modernity's unstable foundations in colonial gender and sexual politics.
Table of Contents
List of figuresp. ix
List of contributorsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introduction: the unfinished business of colonial modernitiesp. 1
Colonial modernity, sexuality and space: mapping new terrainsp. 17
Cleansing motherhood: hygiene and the culture of domesticity in San Francisco's Chinatown, 1875-1900p. 19
Modernity, medicine and colonialism: the contagious diseases ordinances in Hong Kong and the Straits Settlementsp. 35
White colonialism and sexual modernity: Australian women in the early twentieth century metropolisp. 49
Spectacles of racialised modernity: representation and cultural productionp. 65
Local colour: the spectacle of race at Niagara Fallsp. 67
Unsettling settlers: colonial migrants and racialised sexuality in interwar Marseillesp. 80
Wanted native views: collecting colonial postcards of Indiap. 95
Domestic contingencies and the gendered nationp. 117
Racialising Imperial Canada: Indian women and the making of ethnic communitiesp. 119
'Unnecessary crimes and tragedies': race, gender and sexuality in Australian policies of Aboriginal child removalp. 134
Gendering the modern: women and Home Science in British Indiap. 148
Gender and 'hyper-masculinity' as post-colonial modernity during Indonesia's struggle for independence, 1945 to 1949p. 161
Colonial modernities and syncretic traditions: negotiating new identitiesp. 175
'Respectability', 'modernity' and the policing of 'culture' in colonial Ceylonp. 177
Ancient wisdom, modern motherhood: theosophy and the colonial syncreticp. 193
The lineage of the 'Indian' modern: rhetoric, agency and the Sarda Act in late colonial Indiap. 207
Indexp. 222
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