Fascinating... this growing body of scholarship should prompt fresh interpretation of empire and colonialism's interaction with gender and sexuality... Excellent bibliography..Choice
Combining extensive scholarly research with the kind of solid storytelling that marks the most interesting historical writing, Aldrich examines the complex roles homosexual relationships played during colonialist expansion..Lambda Book Report, January 2004
Aldrich does make the important point, though, that the outlook of homosexual and homosocial administrators had a direct impact on colonial policy.Geist
About the Author
Robert Aldrich teaches at the Department of Economic History at the University of Sydney. He is the author of The Seduction of the Mediterranean and co-editor of Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History (2000).