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Gender matters in the Singapore mutiny

Doran, Christine (2002). Gender matters in the Singapore mutiny. SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia,17(1):76-93.

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Title Gender matters in the Singapore mutiny
Author Doran, Christine
Journal Name SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia
Publication Date 2002
Volume Number 17
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0217-9520   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 76
End Page 93
Total Pages 18
Place of Publication Singapore
Publisher Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Field of Research 1699 - Other Studies in Human Society
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract In 1915 a rebellion broke out among the Fifth Light Infantry of the British Indian Army, which was stationed in Singapore. Several historical studies on the Singapore Mutiny are already available, but so far no analysis has been offered of the ways in which gender issues became entwined within British constructions of the significance of the rebellion. This article explores some gender matters arising from the Singapore Mutiny. It considers how the British colonizers created gendered interpretations of the uprising, with images of lecherous as well as treacherous Indian rebels targeting British womanhood.
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