White gazes, brown breasts: imperial feminism and disciplining desires and bodies in colonial encounters

  title={White gazes, brown breasts: imperial feminism and disciplining desires and bodies in colonial encounters},
  author={Roland Sintos Coloma},
  journal={Paedagogica Historica},
  pages={243 - 261}
  • R. Coloma
  • Published 1 April 2012
  • History
  • Paedagogica Historica
This article examines the colonial encounters of gender, race and sexuality in the United States and the Philippines in the early 1900s. It traces the anxieties over US men's moral degeneracy and the representation of Filipinas as libidinal temptations, which mobilised US women's active participation in colonial biopolitics and governmentality. It contends that white women as imperial feminists asserted their principled crusade and superiority over white men and brown women by becoming bearers… 

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