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By Kate Law

White ladies reduce an ambivalent determine within the transnational heritage of the British Empire. they generally tend to be remembered as malicious harridans personifying the worst excesses of colonialism, as vacuous fusspots, whose lives have been punctuated via a sequence of frivolous interests, or as casualties of patriarchy, restricted via male activities and gendered ideologies. This ebook, which areas itself among different "new imperial histories", argues that the truth of the location, is naturally, even more complicated and intricate. concentrating on post-war colonial Rhodesia, Gendering the Settler kingdom 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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