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Female imperialism and national identity: Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire

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ISBN: 9780719063909 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: History --- Migration
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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. Chapters focus upon the IODE's attempts to create a British Canada through its maternal feminist work in education, health, welfare and citizenship. In addition it reflects on the IODE's responses to threats to Anglo-Canadian hegemony posed by immigration, World Wars and Communism, and examines the complex relationship between imperial loyalty and settler nationalism. 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.

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empire --- women --- feminism --- gender

The Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada in 1915

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Book Series: The West Unbound:Social and Cultural Studies ISSN: 1915819X ISBN: 9780888644909 9781897425190 Year: Pages: 400 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Sarah Carter reveals the pioneering efforts of the government, legal, and religious authorities to impose the “one man, one woman”model of marriage upon Mormons and Aboriginal people in Western Canada. This lucidly written, richly researched book revises what we know about marriage and the gendered politics of late 19th century reform, shifts our understanding of Aboriginal history during that time, and brings together the fields of Indigenous and migrant history in new and important ways.

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monogamy --- aboriginal women

Through Feminist Eyes: Essays on Canadian Women’s History

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ISBN: 9781926836188 9781926836195 9781926836409 Year: Pages: 440 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Through Feminist Eyes gathers in one volume the most incisive and insightful essays written to date by the distinguished Canadian historian Joan Sangster. To the original essays, Sangster has added reflective introductory discussions that situate her earlier work in the context of developing theory and debate. Sangster has also supplied an introduction to the collection in which she reflects on the themes and theoretical orientations that have shaped the writing of women's history over the past thirty years. Approaching her subject matter from an array of interpretive frameworks that engage questions of gender, class, colonialism, politics, and labour, Sangster explores the lived experience of women in a variety of specific historical settings. In so doing, she sheds new light on issues that have sparked much debate among feminist historians and offers a thoughtful overview of the evolution of women's history in Canada.

Situating Women: Gender Politics and Circumstance in Fiji

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ISBN: 9781922144140 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459879 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Gender Studies
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Since the time of decolonisation in Fiji, women’s organisations have navigated a complex political terrain. While they have stayed true to the aim of advancing

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women's studies --- fiji

Stories of Women

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ISBN: 9780719068782 9781847792723 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100116
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Elleke Boehmer's work on the crucial intersections between independence, nationalism and gender has already proved canonical in the field. 'Stories of women' combines her keynote essays on the mother figure and the postcolonial nation, with incisive new work on male autobiography, 'daughter' writers, the colonial body, the trauma of the post-colony, and the nation in a transnational context. Focusing on Africa as well as South Asia, and sexuality as well as gender, Boehmer offers fine close readings of writers ranging from Achebe, Okri and Mandela to Arundhati Roy and Yvonne Vera, shaping these into a critical engagement with theorists of the nation like Fredric Jameson and Partha Chatterjee.This new paperback edition will be of interest to readers and researchers of postcolonial, international and women's writing; of nation theory, colonial history and historiography; of Indian, African, migrant and diasporic literatures, and is likely to prove a landmark study in the field.

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Literature --- Gender --- Women --- Literature

Chapter 4 Improving the estate (Book chapter)

Book title: Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700–1830

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Book Series: Studies in Historical Geography ISBN: 9781409456025 9781315579078 Year: Pages: 32 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: History
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Women like Jane Ashley, Amabel Hume-Campbell,&#xD;Anna Maria Agar, Sarah Dawes and Mary Cotterel were all involved in pushing&#xD;through parliamentary enclosure awards, while Elizabeth Prowse introduced&#xD;wide-ranging agricultural improvements after the informal enclosure of the open&#xD;fields at Wicken. The contributions of these women and others like them to a&#xD;bundle of related practices – including parliamentary enclosure and agricultural&#xD;improvement, but also non-agricultural sources of estate income – are discussed&#xD;in this chapter.

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women --- estate --- income

Chapter 2 Women, land and property (Book chapter)

Book title: Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700–1830

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Book Series: Studies in Historical Geography ISBN: 9781409456025 9781315579078 Year: Pages: 25 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: History
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This chapter explores the relations between women, land, property and the law.&#xD;The first part of the chapter outlines single, widowed and married women’s legal&#xD;position as property owners, paying particular attention to the doctrines of primogeniture&#xD;and coverture and their impact on women’s property rights. It explores&#xD;the circumstances by which women most commonly became landowners, outlining&#xD;the four main routes to landownership for women, as well as the practices&#xD;by which married women were sometimes able to circumvent the restrictions of&#xD;coverture. As a corollary to this, it also explores the impact of various changes&#xD;to the early modern legal system – including the shift from dower to jointure&#xD;arrangements, the emergence of strict settlement and the declining power of the&#xD;ecclesiastical courts – on women’s property rights.&#xD;The second half of the chapter sets out to assess the significance of women&#xD;as a class of landowners in Georgian England, quantifying the scale of women’s&#xD;landholding in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries using a large sample&#xD;of data drawn from the parliamentary enclosure awards. In doing so, it responds&#xD;to considerable uncertainty about the scale of women’s property ownership.&#xD;Little quantitative information is available on the proportion of land owned by&#xD;women, although a handful of studies have used rentals and leases to examine&#xD;female landholding – as opposed to landownership – within small groups of&#xD;manors. The results of the sampled enclosure awards are presented below, comparisons&#xD;between this data and the earlier, smaller studies explored, and the new&#xD;data used to throw light on four key issues: the legal and marital status of female&#xD;landowners, the scale of individual female landowners’ holdings, the geography&#xD;of female landownership and the thorny issue of change over time.

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women --- land --- property --- law

Women, Consumption, and the Circulation of Ideas in South-Eastern Europe, 17th - 19th Centuries

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Book Series: Balkan Studies Library ISBN: 9789004355095 9789004354982 Year: Pages: 244 DOI: 10.1163/9789004355095 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 646489
Subject: History
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Women, fashion, consumption, luxury, and education are the main subjects of our researchers. The contributors of this volume accompanied women and objects in their travels across Modern Europe and offered thorough and diverse analyses connecting the circulation of people with the circulation of ideas. &#xD;Making use of the archive materials, visual sources and museum collections, the authors pointed out the richness of the region and the role of women in promoting new ideas of modernity. The information contained here will help the public to better know and understand the part of women's sociability in building new nations and constructing new identities along South-Eastern Europe and beyond.

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Women --- Modern Europe --- history

The New Woman International: Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through the 1960s

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ISBN: 9780472071043 9780472051045 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Gender Studies
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Images of flappers, garçonnes, Modern Girls, neue Frauen, and trampky—all embodiments of the dashing New Woman—symbolized an expanded public role for women from the suffragist era through the dawn of 1960s feminism. Chronicling nearly a century of global challenges to gender norms, The New Woman International: Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through the 1960s is the first book to examine modern femininity's ongoing relationship with the nineteenth and twentieth centuries' most influential new media: photography and film. This volume examines the ways in which novel ideas about women's roles in society and politics were disseminated through these technological media, and it probes the significance of radical changes in female fashion, appearance, and sexual identity. Additionally, these original essays explore the manner in which New Women artists used photography and film to respond creatively to gendered stereotypes and to reconceive of ways of being a woman in a rapidly modernizing world. The New Woman International brings together different generations of scholars and curators who are experts in gender, photography, literature, mass media, and film to analyze the New Woman from her inception in the later nineteenth century through her full development in the interwar period, and the expansion of her forms in subsequent decades. Arranged both chronologically and thematically, these essays show how controversial female ideals figured in discourses including those on gender norms, race, technology, sexuality, female agency, science, media representation, modernism, commercial culture, internationalism, colonialism, and transnational modernity. In exploring these topics through images that range from montages to newspapers' halftone prints to film stills, this book investigates the terms of gendered representation as a process in which women were as much agents as allegories. Inaugurating a new chapter in the scholarship of representation and New Womanhood and spanning North America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, and the colonial contexts of Africa and the Pacific, this volume reveals the ways in which a feminine ideal circled the globe to be translated into numerous visual languages.

Reaching for health

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ISBN: 9781921862687 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459488 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Law --- Political Science
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The women’s health movement shocked and scandalised when it burst into Australian politics in the early 1970s. It cast the light of day onto taboo subjects such as sexual assault, abortion and domestic violence, provoking outrage and condemnation. Some of the services women created for themselves were subjected to police raids; sex education material was branded ‘indecent’. Moreover, women dared to criticise revered institutions, such as the medical system. Yet for all its perceived radicalism, the movement was part of a much broader and relatively conventional international health reform push, which included the ‘new’ public health movement, the community health centre movement and, in Australia, the Aboriginal health movement, all of which were critical of the way medical systems had been organised during the 20th century. The women who joined the movement came from diverse backgrounds and included immigrant and refugee women, Aboriginal women and Anglo women. Initially, groups worked separately for the most part but as time went on, they found ways to cooperate and collaborate. This book presents an account of the ideas, the diverse and shared efforts and the enduring hard work of women’s health activists, drawn together in one volume for the first time. This relentless activism gradually had an impact on public policy and slowly brought forth major attitudinal changes. The book also identifies the opportunities for health reform that were created along the way, opportunities which deserve to be more fully embraced.

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