'Near the Heart of the Imperial ethic': THe Boarding School as Apparatus of Patriarchy and Imperialism in The Getting of Wisdom

Mandy Dyson

Abstract


The paper argues that The Getting of Wisdom demonstrates the tension of the white middle-class woman in a settler colony, resistant to both imperialism and patriarchy she is caught in their discourses and cannot avoid complicity.

Keywords


Henry Handel Richardson; imperialism; patriarchy; boarding schools

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