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Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377764-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7776-4
... for Englishwomen. I conclude with a discussion of the varied implications that arise when representing Oroonoko, whether as sacrificial figure or parodic butt. Although the virtualization of Oroonoko as origin makes the trope of the royal slave available for eventual nationalization by Equiano...
Published: 27 May 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391982-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9198-2
... career opportunities for Englishwomen in India,28 reflecting the uneven ways in which categories of class and caste were deployed to augment the rhetoric for English female professionalization. Not surprisingly, Englishwomen could validate their newfound pro­ fessional status most effectively by...
Published: 11 March 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384373-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8437-3
... spectacle determined by the visible interaction between Englishmen, Englishwomen, and savages. Greg fantasizes that Mel- bourne, New Zealand, and the United States would enable vast num- bers of women simply to disappear, never to be seen again, bring- ing female surplus, ‘‘empty’’ space, and a rhetoric...
Published: 12 April 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393566-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9356-6
... customs make it practically impossible that women should be attended by medical men ‘‘The Indian woman imagined as imprisoned and awaiting liberation at the hands of Englishwomen’s benevolence, exercised a generally power- ful ideological force in this period, even while Rukhmabai, Kadambini...
Published: 25 August 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391029-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9102-9
... production despite references to its presence in a range of fiction. Concomitantly, it is impossible to say who these dildos were produced for, and whether the purchasers were mainly Englishwomen or not. However, there does appear in the March 15, 1892, issue of the journal India Rubber World a rather...
Published: 18 August 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384885-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8488-5
... male subjectivity as fulfilling the guardian function for British women and children threatened by the potential of native violence is rea≈rmed by numerous Englishwomen who viewed him as ‘‘the Savior of the Punjab’’ and who leapt to his public defense. As an...
Published: 08 November 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384236-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8423-6
... in 1909 prohibiting civil servants from liaisoning with local women (Strobel 1991, 4; Jayawardena 1995, 3). Complementary to the intense stratification was the unwritten rule of colonialism that there should be no breach in the ranks. Englishwomen bore the burden not only of maintaining...
Published: 08 November 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384236-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8423-6
... Sarker purdah) to extend the network to villages and remote areas. Although she envisages all this guided by workers trained in England, she comments that Englishwomen must have the right views about India before coming to serve there (Sorabji 1927). While India Recalled produces Sorabji’s own...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397236-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9723-6
... the protector of Englishwomen from the monstrous sexuality of black men but, incredi• bly enough, also from the brutal appetite for violence of black women. Apparently Eyre had reported to the Colonial Office that the women ri• oters in Morant Bay were more brutal and barbarous than the men...
Published: 18 October 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393146-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9314-6
... as literary critics have taken sometimes embarrassed note of the often fantastic phenomena—tales of greased cartridges, perambulating and encrypted chapatis, rumors of contaminated foods, and reports of raped and muti- lated Englishwomen—that have marked the narrative of the Mutiny. In...
Published: 12 April 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393566-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9356-6
... am not faulting Sharpe, Azim, or others for whom Jane Eyre has been of recent historical/literary interest. Indeed, the ways both Sharpe and Azim have chosen to historicize Brontë’s work and other Englishwomen’s novels have yielded rich insights, and not just about the texts themselves. Nor am I...
Published: 12 April 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393566-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9356-6
..., as for many Englishwomen who would take up her call in the later Victorian period, child marriage appeared to be basic to what was wrong with Indian society; it therefore became one of the key ideological and material sites for women’s intervention in colonial re- form. As she saw it: All...
Published: 01 January 1999
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7776-4
... for Englishwomen. I conclude with a discussion of the varied implications that arise when representing Oroonoko, whether as sacrificial figure or parodic butt. Although the virtualization of Oroonoko as origin makes the trope of the royal slave available for eventual nationalization by Equiano...
Published: 15 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386025-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8602-5
...’’ lived in huts not far from ‘‘tennis courts, a swimming bath, a squash court, ice, bacon, white-skinned Englishwomen and children’’ (Muir 1947:224). Some of these visitors noticed that indigenous workers were equally amazed by these contrasts. On Sundays the Leach brothers organized polo matches at...
Published: 12 April 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9356-6
... that Carpenter believed women qua women should occupy and that Indian male reformers and Victorian Englishwomen of the period believed Indian women had occupied in the ancient Vedic tradition The fact that Carpenter is looking down from such a height does more than validate her reading of their...
Published: 12 April 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393566-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9356-6
... Indian tradition as a strategy for political and cultural containment Mrinalini Sinha’s work on the Ilbert Bill contro- versy, Janaki Nair’s research on Englishwomen’s representations of the ze- nana, Barbara Ramusack’s essays on twentieth-century British women in- volved in Indian campaigns about...
Published: 25 August 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391029-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9102-9
... intimacy of military barracks and the paucity of Englishwomen In the context just outlined, the sign of the Karáchi report thus reads less as a marker of native pederasty than as a blueprint for potential British (im)morality. This holds particularly true as Burton smuggles in further references to...
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By Antoinette Burton
Published: 12 April 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393566-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9356-6
..., 119–36. See also Barbara N. Ramusack, ‘‘Embattled Advocates: The Debate over Birth Control in India, 1920– 40 Journal of Women’s History 1 (1990), 34–64; Janaki Nair, ‘‘Uncovering the Ze- nana: Visions of Indian Womanhood in Englishwomen’s Writings, 1813–1940 Journal of Women’s History...
Published: 16 November 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383062-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8306-2
..., Harriet B., and Darline G. Levy, eds. Women and Politics in the Age of the Democratic Revolution. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1990. Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion: Englishwomen’s Dresses and Their Construction. Lon- don: Macmillan, 1977. Auslander, Leora. Taste and Power...
Published: 16 September 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386391-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8639-1
... about the social and romantic trials of two nineteenth-century Englishwomen. The film, of course, was a great suc- cess, winning multiple Oscar nominations and an award for Thompson’s screenplay. Yet, despite the critical plaudits for the film and Lee’s direc- tion, he failed to garner an Oscar...