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The Resource Civilizing women : British crusades in colonial Sudan, Janice Boddy

Civilizing women : British crusades in colonial Sudan, Janice Boddy

Label
Civilizing women : British crusades in colonial Sudan
Title
Civilizing women
Title remainder
British crusades in colonial Sudan
Statement of responsibility
Janice Boddy
Title variation
British crusades in colonial Sudan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Civilizing Women is a riveting exploration of the disparate worlds of British colonial officers and the Muslim Sudanese they sought to remake into modern imperial subjects. Focusing on efforts to stop female circumcision in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan between 1920 and 1946, Janice Boddy mines colonial documents and popular culture for ethnographic details to interleave with observations from northern Sudan, where women's participation in zar spirit possession rituals provided an oblique counterpoint to colonial views. Written in engaging prose, Civilizing Women concerns the subtle process of "colonizing selfhood," the British women who undertook it, and those they hoped to reform. It suggests that efforts to suppress female circumcision were tied to the continuation of slavery and the rise of commercial cotton growing in Sudan, as well as to concerns about infant mortality and maternal health. Boddy traces maneuverings among political officers, teachers, missionaries, and medical personnel as they pursued their elusive goal, and describes their fraught relations with Egypt, Parliament, the Foreign Office, African nationalists, and Western feminists. In doing so, she sounds a cautionary note for contemporary interventionists who would flout local knowledge and belief."--Book cover
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boddy, Janice Patricia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman College
  • Śarmā, Kṛṣṇalāla
  • Women
  • Female circumcision
  • Muslim women
  • Zār
  • Sex customs
  • Great Britain
  • British
  • British
  • British colonies
  • Cultural policy
  • Female circumcision
  • Muslim women
  • Sex customs
  • Women
  • Zār
  • Africa
  • Sudan
  • Islam
  • Kolonialismus
  • Kulturpolitik
  • Frau
  • Beschneidung
  • Besessenheitskult
  • Sexualverhalten
  • Großbritannien
  • Frau
  • Beschneidung
  • Sudan
  • Kvinnor
  • Kolonier
  • Kvinnlig könsstympning
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
  • HISTORY / Africa / East
  • Women
  • Social Conditions
  • Circumcision, Female
  • Islam
  • Colonialism
  • Sudan
Label
Civilizing women : British crusades in colonial Sudan, Janice Boddy
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Glossary -- Frequently mentioned names -- Chronology of events discussed in the text -- Introduction -- Imperial ethos -- The Gordon cult -- Interlude 1, Zâr and Islam -- Tools for a quiet crusade -- Interlude 2, Colonial Zayran -- "Unconscious anthropologists" -- Interlude 3, Spirit tribes -- Contexts -- Domestic blood and foreign spirits -- North winds and the river -- Cotton business -- The crusades -- Training bodies, colonizing minds -- Battling the "barbarous custom" -- Of "enthusiasts" and "cranks" -- "More harm than good" -- The law -- Conclusion: civilizing women -- Notes -- References cited -- Index
Control code
on1041857204
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 402 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186511
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv39860p
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041857204
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Civilizing women : British crusades in colonial Sudan, Janice Boddy
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Glossary -- Frequently mentioned names -- Chronology of events discussed in the text -- Introduction -- Imperial ethos -- The Gordon cult -- Interlude 1, Zâr and Islam -- Tools for a quiet crusade -- Interlude 2, Colonial Zayran -- "Unconscious anthropologists" -- Interlude 3, Spirit tribes -- Contexts -- Domestic blood and foreign spirits -- North winds and the river -- Cotton business -- The crusades -- Training bodies, colonizing minds -- Battling the "barbarous custom" -- Of "enthusiasts" and "cranks" -- "More harm than good" -- The law -- Conclusion: civilizing women -- Notes -- References cited -- Index
Control code
on1041857204
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 402 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186511
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv39860p
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041857204
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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