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Female Imperialism and National Identity: Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire

Katie Pickles


Through a study of the British Empire's largest women's patriotic organisation, formed in 1900 and still in existence, this book examines the relationship between female imperialism and national identity. It throws light on women's involvement in imperialism; on the history of ‘conservative’ women's organisations; on women's interventions in debates concerning citizenship and national identity; and on the history of women in white settler societies. After placing the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) in the context of recent scholarly work in Canadian, gender and imperial history, ... More

Keywords: British Empire, women's organisations, female imperialism, national identity, citizenship, white settler societies, IODE, British Canada, Anglo-Canadian hegemony, immigration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780719063909
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719063909.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katie Pickles, author