The white woman's burden: from colonial civilisation to third world development

Syed, Jawad and Ali, Faiza (2011) The white woman's burden: from colonial civilisation to third world development. Third World Quarterly, 32 (2). pp. 349-365. ISSN 0143-6597. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Gender discourse and scholarship continues to be dominated by Western paradigms, generally leading to an abstract mapping of gender stratification instead of a critical reflection on the very institutions that shape such lines of inquiry. Not unlike Kipling's illustration of the white man's burden, which treats other cultures as 'childlike' and 'demonic', mainstream theories and studies on gender continue to reflect the white woman's burden, which seems to disparage the identity, voice and contexts of women of colour. This article reviews the historical and current roles of white women in white colonial and postcolonial projects. The review is intended to explore and understand reasons which may be currently contributing to doubts about the white woman's burden in the Third World.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Kasia Senyszyn
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 15:36
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