“[Western Women and Imperialism] provides fascinating insights into interactions and attitudes between western and non-western women, mainly in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is an important contribution to the field of women’s studies and (primarily British) imperial history, in that many of the essays explore problems of cross-cultural interaction that have been heretofore ignored.” —Nancy Fix Anderson
“A challenging anthology in which a multiplicity of authors sheds new light on the waves of missionaries, 'memsahibs,' nurses—and feminists.” —Ms.
“. . . a long-overdue engagement with colonial discourse and feminism. . . . excellent essays . . .” —The Year’s Work in Critical Cultural Theory