Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race

Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race

by Robert J. C. Young, Robert J. Young
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415053749

ISBN-13: 9780415053747

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The language of contemporary cultural theory shows remarkable similarities with the patterns of thought which characterised Victorian racial theory. Far from being marked by a separation from the racialised thinking of the past, Colonial Desire shows we are operating in complicity with historical ways of viewing 'the other', both sexually and racially

Overview

The language of contemporary cultural theory shows remarkable similarities with the patterns of thought which characterised Victorian racial theory. Far from being marked by a separation from the racialised thinking of the past, Colonial Desire shows we are operating in complicity with historical ways of viewing 'the other', both sexually and racially.

Colonial Desire is a controversial and bracing study of the history of Englishness and 'culture'. Robert Young argues that the theories advanced today about post-colonialism and ethnicity are disturbingly close to the colonial discourse of the nineteenth century. 'Englishness', Young argues, has been less fixed and stable than uncertain, fissured with difference and a desire for otherness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415053747
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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