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Kathleen Wilson

Full Name: Kathleen Wilson
Number of Works: 15
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ISBN: 0415158966, 9780415158961
Keywords: eighteenth, century, gender, empire, race, englishness, island
Pages: 304
Published: 2002
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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. Wilson bases her analysis on a wide range of case studies drawn both from Britain and across the Atlantic and Pacific worlds. Creating a colourful and original colonial landscape, she considers topics such as:* sodomy* theatre* masculinity* the symbolism of Britannia * the role of women in war.Wilson shows the far-reaching implications that colonial power and expansion had upon the Engl