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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography$
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Robin Winks

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205661

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.001.0001

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Disease, Diet, and Gender: Late Twentieth-Century Perspectives on Empire

Disease, Diet, and Gender: Late Twentieth-Century Perspectives on Empire

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(p.277) 17 Disease, Diet, and Gender: Late Twentieth-Century Perspectives on Empire
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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography
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Diana Wylie

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0017

For nearly three-quarters of the 20th century, historical writing on the British Empire concentrated on political and economic issues — on the way the Empire was administered, policy-making, the economic consequences of Imperial rule, and the emergence of political movements in opposition to British rule. Research on food consumed in the colonies, and its likely impact on health and population, began, like research on disease, for the purpose of informing colonial policy. The significance of gender as a social construct is one of the most important new contributions to the history of Empire. It was not analysed during the Imperial zenith itself, largely because the Empire was assumed to be a naturally male domain.

Keywords:   British Empire, disease, diet, gender, 20th century, policy-making, Imperial rule, British rule, health, colonial policy

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