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Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminism: Evolution, Gender and Empire

Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminism: Evolution, Gender and Empire (Hardback)

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Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminism explores two key areas: first, the debates taking place in England during the last two decades of the nineteenth century about the position of women; and, second, the volatile events of the 1890s in South Africa, which culminated in war between the British Empire and the Boer republics in 1899. Through a detailed reading of the fictional and non-fictional writing of one extraordinary woman, Olive Schreiner, it traces the complex relations between gender and empire in a modernizing world.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesFeminism & feminist theory Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 12/01/2001 ISBN-13: 9780333615324  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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CAROLYN BURDETT is Principal Lecturer in English Literature at the School of Arts and Humanities, University of North London.

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