The Jam and Matchsticks Problem: Working-Class Girlhood in Late Nineteenth-Century Cape Town

TitleThe Jam and Matchsticks Problem: Working-Class Girlhood in Late Nineteenth-Century Cape Town
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsDuff, S. E.
Book TitleColonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840-1950
Series TitlePalgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Pagination124-140
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityBasingstoke
ISBN Number9781137356345
AbstractColonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840-1950 explores a range of real and fictional colonial girlhood experiences from Jamaica, Mauritius, South Africa, India, New Zealand, Australia, England, Ireland, and Canada to reflect on the transitional state of girlhood between childhood and adulthood. The interconnected themes of colonialism, empire, gender, race, and class show how colonial girls occupy ambivalent positions in British and settler societies between 1840 and 1950. Although girlhood is often linked to freedom, independence, novelty, and modernity, it may also represent an idea that needs to be contained and controlled to serve the needs of the nation. Across national boundaries, the malleability of colonial girlhoods is evident. Drawing on a range of approaches including history, anthropology, and literary and cultural studies, this book reflects on the complexities of girlhood during the colonial era.
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I'd love to read this chapter but the link is not working!

The book is not available online. I'll scan and send a copy to you, if you'd send me your email address. Mine is sarah.duff@wits.ac.za.

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