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Maps of Englishness : writing identity in the culture of colonialism / Simon Gikandi
Bib ID 3016669
Format BookBook
Author
Gikandi, Simon
 
Description New York : Columbia University Press, c1996 
xxi, 268 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0231105983 (acid-free paper) (cloth)
0231105991 (acid-free paper) (paperback)
Full contents
  • 1. Colonial Culture and the Question of Identity. In the Shadow of Englishness. Identity in the Field of Empire. Reading the Maps of Englishness
  • 2. Through the Prism of Race: Black Subjects and English Identities. Carlyle, Mill and the Question of Blackness. Alterity in the Postimperial Age
  • 3. Englishness and the Culture of Travel: Writing the West Indies in the Nineteenth Century. The Ideologies of Imperial Travel. The Racial Economy of Travel
  • 4. Imperial Femininity: Reading Gender in the Culture of Colonialism. Mary Seacole: In and Out of Englishness. Locating Mary Kingsley
  • 5. Belated Englishness: Modernism, Narrative, and Late Colonialism. The Colonial Aesthetic. The Uses of Primitivism
  • 6. Beyond Empire and Nation: Writing Identity After Colonialism. Writing in the Postimperial Aporia. Masks of Englishness: Postcoloniality in The Satanic Verses.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-264) and index.

Subjects English prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.  |  Travelers' writings, English -- History and criticism.  |  Literature and society -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.  |  British -- Travel -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.  |  National characteristics, English, in literature.  |  Nationalism -- England -- History -- 19th century.  |  Group identity in literature.  |  Imperialism in literature.  |  Colonies in literature.  |  Narration (Rhetoric)  |  Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.

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