Tuesday, August 16, 2005

North American Journal of Welsh Studies

If you have ever wondered about Gendered Constructions of Wales in the Empire, ca. 1847, then the North American Journal of Welsh Studies should be right up your street.

By labeling Welsh culture as more feminine than English culture, the Commissioners and their collaborators mobilized a paternalistic discourse to justify their continued and increased domination within Wales, much as imperial authorities in India justified their continued rule in India upon the effeminacy of certain groups of Indian males and the need for continued moral education.

So the English swine mobilised a paternalistic discourse, did they? The very idea makes my blood run cold.

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