Colonizing Gender in the Elisha Fraser Story, Kay Schaffer (Castle)

November 5, 2007

This was a fascinating article. I found the analysis of space and location on social power. That Elisha lost her sense of identity when she was integrated on the island into a group of aboriginal people was striking. It was interesting to read that the crew members on board the ship did not submit to Mrs. Fraser’s authority as they had her husband’s, clearly illuminating the patriarchal climate of the time.

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