Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2011

256 Pages | 1 Maps

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719080289

Bookseller Code (06)


Destined for a Life of Service

Defining African-Jamaican womanhood, 1865-1938

Henrice Altink

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • Focus on a critical, transformative period in the British Caribbean, 1865-1938
  • First book-length study of gender in post-emancipation Jamaica
  • Examines not just ideals of femininity espoused by the Government and media but also ideals held at the grass-roots level
  • Use of wide range of original sources, including oral testimony
  • Links gender ideologies to citizenship, race and nation

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