Stoler - Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power.docx

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- Imperial British, French, or Dutch women experienced colonial society differently than men because they were both subordinates because they were women but also a privileged imperial group because they were European - The very categories of “colonizer” and “colonized” were secured through forms of sexual control that defined the domestic arrangements of Europeans and the ways they identified their own culture - Colonial authority was constructed on the premise that Europeans in the colonies made up a separate and easily identifiable entity with common interests, culture, biological attributes, etc. - But there were major conflicts in the colonies between colonizers, ex. between lower- class whites and capitalists, between bureaucrats and planters, etc. - It was thus difficult to identify who the “real” Europeans were - The Europeans identified the colonies as sexually “other” and deviant, although these descriptions really provided an outlet for their own fantasies - Sexual prescriptions by class, race, and gender
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