Academic journal article Gender Forum

Editorial

Academic journal article Gender Forum

Editorial

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1 This special issue of Gender Forum is dedicated to various discussions of the construction of gender in the context of Imperialism and colonial power structures. Acknowledging the profound impact of colonialism on representations and self-understandings of concepts of masculinity and femininity, our contributors examine the role that gender plays in the works of authors writing in a colonial context, past and present.

2 In the first article, "Gender/Mutiny in Edwardian Fiction: Charles Pearce's Fiction of 1857", contributors Ralph Crane and Radhika Mohanram examine how political events in the far-flung spaces of the British Empire affected gender relations in Britain in the Edwardian period. Their focus here lies on the development and expression of masculine anxities over changing gender relations that led to suffrage for women and shows the closely knit relationship between gender and race in early twentieth century in Britain.

3 The second contribution comes from Laura-Marie von Czarnowsky and focuses on the work of contemporary playwright Tanika Gupta. …

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