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Colonial encounters among English and Palestinian women, 1800-1948

Author: Nancy L Stockdale
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The setting of Palestine as the ""Land of the Bible"" made it a geographical space that English people felt they already knew. Using the ""knowledge"" they brought with them, they asserted English  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy L Stockdale
ISBN: 9780813031637 081303163X
OCLC Number: 133465408
Description: xi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. "The Bible Was Our Handbook and Guide": Women's Travel Writing and the English-Palestinian Encounter --
3. Harems, Festivals, and Clothes: Materiality and the English-Palestinian Encounter --
4. Missions and More: Making a Home in the Holy Land --
5. Things Go Wrong: Failure at the Protestant Orphanage at Nazareth --
6. A Refracted Gaze: Palestinian Women Reading the English --
7. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Nancy L. Stockdale.
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In this comprehensively researched study, Stockdale weaves a narrative of how British women abetted imperial projects in Palestine in several key historical periods ending with the British withdrawal Read more...

 
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