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Imperial Leather chronicles the dangerous liaisons between gender, race and class that shaped British imperialism and its bloody dismantling. Spanning the century between Victorian Britain and the current struggle for power in South Africa, the book take up the complex relationships between race and sexuality, fetishism and money, gender and violence, domesticity and the imperial market, and the gendering of nationalism within the zones of imperial and anti-imperial power. Anne McClintock explores the sexualizing of terra incognita, the imperial myth of the empty land, the dirt fetish and civilizing mission, sexuality and labour, advertising and commodity racism, the Victorian invention of the idle woman, feminism and racial difference, and anti-apartheid culture in the current transformation of rational power. Imperial Leather argues that the categories of gender, race and class do not exist in isolation, but in intimate relation to one another. Drawing on diverse cultural forms -novels, diaries, oral histories, poetry and advertising the book examines imperialism not only as a poetics of ambivalence, but as a politics of violence.

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Chronicles the gender, race and class relations that shaped British imperialism and its dismantling. From Victorian Britain to the recent struggle for power in South Africa, the book draws on novels, diaries and advertising to explore fetishism, gender, violence, domesticity and nationalism.

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Imperial Leather chronicles the dangerous liaisons between gender, race and class that shaped British imperialism and its bloody dismantling. Spanning the century between Victorian Britain and the current struggle for power in South Africa, the book takes up the complex relationships between race and sexuality, fetishism and money, gender and violence, domesticity and the imperial market, and the gendering of nationalism within the zones of imperial and anti-imperial power.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [397]-433) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction: postcolonialism and the angel of progress — The lay of the land: genealogies of imperialism — 'Massa' and maids: power and desire in the imperial metropolis — Imperial leather: race, cross-dressing and the cult of domesticity — Psychoanalysis, race and female fetishism — Soft-soaping empire: commodity racism and imperial advertising — The white family of man: colonial discourse and the reinvention of patriarchy — Olive Schreiner: the limits of colonial feminism — The scandal of hybridity: Black women's resistance and narrative ambiguity — 'Azikwelwa' (we will not ride): cultural resistance in the desperate decades — No longer in a future heaven: nationalism, gender and race — Postscript: the angel of progress.

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jiddum, January 9, 2010 (view all comments by jiddum)
McClintock's writing is brilliant, clever but never contrived. She seamlessly weaves careful cultural interpretation of images & documents (advertisements, etc), with original research, and vividly imagined but grounded retelling of fascinating stories such as that of Hannah Cullwick & Arthur Munby -through the lens of po-co, feminist, fetish theories.etc. Very sexy and very essential interpretation of forms imperialism takes...manifestations and signs of imperialism not often -if at all- excavated.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780415908900
Author:
McClintock, Anne
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
McClintock, Anne
Author:
McClintock Anne
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
British isles
Subject:
Sex -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great Britain Colonies History.
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
2419
Publication Date:
19950731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.32x6.16x1.10 in. 1.68 lbs.
Age Level:
18-18

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"Synopsis" by , Chronicles the gender, race and class relations that shaped British imperialism and its dismantling. From Victorian Britain to the recent struggle for power in South Africa, the book draws on novels, diaries and advertising to explore fetishism, gender, violence, domesticity and nationalism.
"Synopsis" by , Imperial Leather chronicles the dangerous liaisons between gender, race and class that shaped British imperialism and its bloody dismantling. Spanning the century between Victorian Britain and the current struggle for power in South Africa, the book takes up the complex relationships between race and sexuality, fetishism and money, gender and violence, domesticity and the imperial market, and the gendering of nationalism within the zones of imperial and anti-imperial power.
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