Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2002.
Book — 1 online resource (xi, 209 pages) : illustrations. Digital: data file.
Genealogy of an imperial and nationalistic Order
Female imperialism at the periphery: organizing principles, 1900-1919
Women, race and assimilation: the canadianizing 1920s
Exhibiting Canada: Empire, migration and the 1928 English Schoolgirl Tour
Britishness and Canadian nationalism: Daughters of the Empire, mothers in their own homes, 1929-45
'Other than stone and mortar': war memorials, memory and imperial knowledge.
Through a study of the British Empire's largest women's patriotic organisation, formed in 1900, and still in existence, this book examines the relationship between female imperialism and national identity. It throws new light on women's involvement in imperialism; on the history of 'conservative' women's organisations; on women's interventions in debates concerning citizenship and national identity; and, on the history of women in white settler societies. After placing the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) in the context of recent scholarly work in Canadian, gender, imperial history and post-colonial theory, this book follows the IODE's history through the twentieth century. Chapters focus upon the IODE's attempts to create a British Canada through its maternal feminist work in education, health, welfare and citizenship.In addition it reflects on the IODE's responses to threats to Anglo-Canadian hegemony posed by immigration, World Wars and Communism, and examines the complex relationship between imperial loyalty and settler nationalism. Tracing the organisation into the postcolonial era, where previous imperial ideas are outmoded, it considers the transformation from patriotism to charity, and the turn to colonisation at home in the Canadian North. (source: Nielsen Book Data)