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The Resource The island race : Englishness, empire, and gender in the eighteenth century, Kathleen Wilson

The island race : Englishness, empire, and gender in the eighteenth century, Kathleen Wilson

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The island race : Englishness, empire, and gender in the eighteenth century
Title
The island race
Title remainder
Englishness, empire, and gender in the eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Rooted in a period of vigorous exploration and colonialism, The Island Race: Englishness, Empire and Gender in the Eighteenth Century is an innovative study of the issues of nation, gender and identity
  • In the rapidly expanding eighteenth-century world, English perceptions of origin and heritage became altered - the question of national identity emerging as a particularly troubled and ambiguous issue. Wilson bases her analysis on a wide range of case studies drawn both from Britain and across the Atlantic and Pacific worlds. Creating a colorful and original colonial landscape, she considers topics such as sodomy, theater, masculinity, the symbolism of Britannia and the role of women in war. Wilson shows the far-reaching implications that colonial power and expansion had upon the English people's sense of self, and argues that the vaunted singularity of English culture was in fact constituted by the bodies, practices and exchanges of peoples across the globe. Theoretically rigorous and highly readable, The Island Race will become a seminal text for understanding the pressing issues that it confronts.--
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Wilson, Kathleen
Dewey number
909.097124107
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, English
  • Sex role
  • Imperialism
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
The island race : Englishness, empire, and gender in the eighteenth century, Kathleen Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Nations, empires and identities in the eighteenth century -- 1. Citizenship, empire and modernity in the English provinces -- 2. The island race: Captain Cook and English ethnicity -- 3. Britannia into battle: Women, war and identities in England and America -- 4. The Black Widow: Gender, race and performance in England and Jamaica -- 5. Breasts, sodomy and the lash: Masculinity and enlightenment aboard the Cook voyages -- Epilogue: "Save the Stones!" King Alfred and the performance of origins
Control code
FIEb16070896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780415158961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)49594630
Label
The island race : Englishness, empire, and gender in the eighteenth century, Kathleen Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Nations, empires and identities in the eighteenth century -- 1. Citizenship, empire and modernity in the English provinces -- 2. The island race: Captain Cook and English ethnicity -- 3. Britannia into battle: Women, war and identities in England and America -- 4. The Black Widow: Gender, race and performance in England and Jamaica -- 5. Breasts, sodomy and the lash: Masculinity and enlightenment aboard the Cook voyages -- Epilogue: "Save the Stones!" King Alfred and the performance of origins
Control code
FIEb16070896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780415158961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)49594630

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