Imagining Home: Gender, Race And National Identity, by Wendy Webster

By Wendy Webster

Imagining Home bargains a special exam of principles and photographs of domestic in Britain in the course of a interval of nationwide decline and lack of imperial strength. In exploring the connection among gender, 'race' and nationwide id, it higlights the continued value of empire in imaginings of the state in the course of a interval of decolonization. examining the importance of colonialism and racism in shaping rules of motherhood, employment and domestictiy, it strains the method wherein Englishness was once more and more linked to family order, and the house and kinfolk developed as white.
Drawing greatly on oral background and life-writing, Imagining Home examines the a number of meanings of domestic to ladies in narratives of beloning and unbelonging. Its specialise in the complicated interrelationships of white and black women's lives and identities bargains a brand new point of view in this period.

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