Imperialism and Motherhood

Anna Davin

in Tensions of Empire

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 1997 | ISBN: 9780520205406
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520918085 | DOI:
Imperialism and Motherhood

Show Summary Details


This chapter highlights the importance of motherhood to imperialism. It explains that healthier babies were required not only for the maintenance of empire, but also for production under the changing conditions made necessary by imperialist competition. The chapter furthermore discusses the works of George Newman and Arthur Newsholme on infant mortality and education for motherhood, and describes the works of the Saint Pancras School for Mothers and working-class family life.

Keywords: motherhood; imperialism; healthier babies; imperialist competition; George Newman; Arthur Newsholme; infant mortality; family life

Chapter.  32703 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.