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Sex, politics and empire : a postcolonial geography / Richard Philips

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Author
Phillips, Richard, 1965- Author.
Publication Info.
Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Publication Info.
©2006.

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Edition
MSI edition.
Description
1 online resource (264 pages) : illustrations, maps; digital, PDF file(s).
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Series
Studies in imperialism
Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Mapping the tyranny -- 1. Spreading political knowledge: English newspapers, correspondents, travellers -- 2. Provincialising European sexuality politics: the age of consent in India -- 3. Colonial departures: Australian activists on the age of consent and prostitution -- 4. Heterogeneous imperialism: deciding against regulation in West Africa -- 5. Generative margins: introducing a stronger form of regulation in Bombay -- 6. Drawing distinctions: Richard Burton's interventions on sex between men -- 7. Experimental and creative places: Creole interventions in Sierra Leone -- Conclusion: Fields of understanding and political action -- References.
Summary
This books investigates controversies surrounding prostitution, homosexuality and the age of consent in the British Empire, and draws conclusions about the importance of sex as a nexus of imperial power relations. It will be of particular interest to academics and students in Geography, History, Postcolonial Criticism and Gender/Sexuality Studies.
Colonial governments, institutions and companies recognised that in many ways the effective operation of the Empire depended upon sexual arrangements. For example, nuclear families serving agricultural colonization, and prostitutes working for single men who powered armies and plantations, mines and bureaucracies. For this reason they devised elaborate systems of sexual governance, such as attending to marriage and the family. However, they also devoted disproportionate energy to marking and policing the sexual margins. In 'Sex, Politics and Empire', Richard Phillips investigates controversies surrounding prostitution, homosexuality and the age of consent in the British Empire, and revolutionises our notions about the importance of sex as a nexus of imperial power relations.
Language
In English.
Note
Description based on print record
Local Note
JSTOR
Subject
Sexual ethics -- Great Britain -- Colonies.
Morale sexuelle -- Grande-Bretagne -- Colonies.
Colonialism & Imperialism.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Colonialism & imperialism -- European history -- United Kingdom, Great Britain.
Genre/Form
Electronic books
Electronic books.
Added Author
Manchester University Press, Publisher.
Other Form:
Print version: Phillips, Richard. Sex, politics, and empire: a postcolonial geography Manchester, UK. : Manchester University Press 9780719070068
ISBN
9781526118462 (eBook)
1526118467 (eBook)
9781526118455 (eBook)
1526118459 (eBook)
9780719070068 (hardback)
9780719070075 (paperback)