Colonial discourses. Series one, Women, travel & empire, 1660-1914, 1662-1923 1799-1917
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2020.
- Physical Description:
- online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
- Women's studies and Research source
- This collection explores the twin themes of women and travel, and women and empire. The first part brings together some 121 rare printed volumes by 51 women writers, enabling scholars to explore themes such as the development of women's travel literature; the evolution of a female aesthetic sensibility; the use of travel as a form of escape from traditional gender roles; the ideology of Empire; issues of identity (i.e., contrasts between imperial settlers and first and second generation settlers who begin to develop a new national consciousness); and narratives of empire and anti-empire. Parts 2 and 3 address the theme of women and 'the orient', and record women traveller's impressions of harem culture, life in the Middle East, and exotic experiences in China and Japan. The fourth part concentrates on women's travels to the Americas and on round-the-world voyages.
- "Women's studies."
- Location of Originals:
- Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
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