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Tensions of EmpireColonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World$
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Frederick Cooper and Ann Laura Stoler

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780520205406

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520205406.001.0001

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Imperialism and Motherhood

Imperialism and Motherhood

(p.87) 2 Imperialism and Motherhood
Tensions of Empire

Anna Davin

University of California Press

This chapter highlights the importance of motherhood to imperialism. It explains that healthier babies were required not only for the maintenance of empire, but also for production under the changing conditions made necessary by imperialist competition. The chapter furthermore discusses the works of George Newman and Arthur Newsholme on infant mortality and education for motherhood, and describes the works of the Saint Pancras School for Mothers and working-class family life.

Keywords:   motherhood, imperialism, healthier babies, imperialist competition, George Newman, Arthur Newsholme, infant mortality, family life

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