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The environment of Palestine because the "Land of the Bible" made it a geographical area that English humans felt they already knew. utilizing the "knowledge" they introduced with them, coupled with the data they accrued, they asserted English superiority over Palestinians and their society. Nancy Stockdale exhibits us that primary to this approach have been English ladies, who performed an energetic function within the imperial try to disseminate English tradition and authority during this contested space.
British ladies tourists and missionaries labored to noticeably regulate Palestinian women’s lives, whereas portray a portrait of Palestine as a backward, ignorant position wanting English ethical and political leadership.
The Palestinian ladies who embraced British tradition chanced on themselves trapped among their indigenous tradition and the tradition of the imperial energy, by no means absolutely accredited into both. This led to emotions of unhappiness and betrayal, and contributed to the final word failure of the English imperial venture in Palestine.
By illuminating the style within which Palestinian girls considered English women--often as unique as their very own photograph within the minds of the English--Stockdale demonstrates the reflexive nature of the colonial come upon, deflecting and reorienting the imperial gaze.

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