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Olive Schreiner and the progress of feminism : evolution, gender, empire

Author: Carolyn Burdett
Publisher: Houndmills, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"South African-born Olive Schreiner became famous in 1880s England following the publication of her novel The Story of an African Farm. She gained a reputation as the first of the 'New Women' who were to demand that women be allowed a full part in the progress which seemed to characterize modern European nations. But however warmly the metropolitan culture embraced Schreiner's trenchant analyses of women's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Olive Schreiner; Olive Schreiner; Olive Schreiner; Olive Schreiner
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Burdett
ISBN: 0333615328 9780333615324 0312237634 9780312237639
OCLC Number: 44090427
Description: ix, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Women and Progress --
Times and Seasons --
The Romance of Sexual Science and the Making of Modern Feminism --
Capturing the Ideal: New Men and Women in From Man to Man --
Love, Death and Money in Mashonaland --
War Stories --
Conclusion: Giving and Forgiving, Truth and Reconciliation.
Responsibility: Carolyn Burdett.
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"South African-born Olive Schreiner became famous in 1880s England following the publication of her novel The Story of an African Farm. She gained a reputation as the first of the 'New Women' who were to demand that women be allowed a full part in the progress which seemed to characterize modern European nations. But however warmly the metropolitan culture embraced Schreiner's trenchant analyses of women's oppression, she remained a distinctively colonial writer. During the last decade of the nineteenth century, Schreiner was one of the most outspoken critics of the British empire in South Africa, supporting the Boers in the 1899-1902 war, and then the African cause as it became clear that South African Union had resulted in the assertion of white supremacy. Through detailed readings of her fictional and non-fictional work, Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminism examines how Schreiner's opposition to imperialism in South Africa shaped her response to European modernity and women's relation to 'progress'."--Jacket.

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