“[Western Women and Imperialism] provides fascinating insights into interactions and attitudes between western and non-western women, mainly in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is an important contribution to the field of women s studies and (primarily British) imperial history, in that many of the essays explore problems of cross-cultural interaction that have been heretofore ignored.” Nancy Fix Anderson
“A challenging anthology in which a multiplicity of authors sheds new light on the waves of missionaries, ‘memsahibs, ‘ nurses and feminists.” Ms.
..”. a long-overdue engagement with colonial discourse and feminism…. excellent essays…” The Year s Work in Critical Cultural Theory”