Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2012

256 Pages | 3 Illustrations, black & white, 1 Maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719066993

Bookseller Code (06)

Gender, crime and empire

Convicts, settlers and the state in early colonial Australia

Kirsty Reid

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Provides an essential and richly researched account of the colonization of Van Diemen's Land
  • Argues that historians need to recognize the importance of class to more fully understand the relationships between gender, empire and power Places convict men and women in comparative perspective
  • Unlike the previous studies in this field, it therefore pays as much attention to ideas about convict masculinities and to male sexualities as to the convict women
  • Provides a highly revisionary challenge to the existing studies on gender and colonialism in the convict colonies

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