Cultures of Empire: A Reader: Colonizers in Britain and the Empire in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Cultures of Empire: A Reader: Colonizers in Britain and the Empire in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Catherine Hall
     
 

With the work of Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak, Homi Bhaba, and others, the field of postcolonial studies has grown enormously in the past two decades, as the cultural impact of colonialism on both the colonizers and the colonized has become the object of intense scrutiny. Cultures of Empire collects the most sensitive and up to date examples of this scholarship…  See more details below

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With the work of Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak, Homi Bhaba, and others, the field of postcolonial studies has grown enormously in the past two decades, as the cultural impact of colonialism on both the colonizers and the colonized has become the object of intense scrutiny. Cultures of Empire collects the most sensitive and up to date examples of this scholarship in an important new volume. A substantial introduction by historian Cathherine Hall synthesizes the new literature on cultures of imperialism and establishes a context for the essays that follow. The individual case studies take up a wide array of topics, from notions of masculinity among Canadian fur trappers, to the linkages between law and sexuality in Trinidad, to nineteenth century Egyptian travel literature. Taken as a whole, these essays provide a fresh look at the historical relationships between race, gender, and power. Theoretically sophisticatedand historically rigorous, Cultures of Empire will be indispensable to students of the colonial experience.

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In this volume, Hall (U. of Essex and University College, London) has collected 14 previously published essays that explore British colonialism and its political, cultural, social, and economic ramifications throughout the "empire" from the "metropolitan colony" of Ireland, to the more far flung regions of Africa, India, and Asia. Specific chapters focus on topics such as race and gender in the formation of citizenship, fantasy and the literature of tourism, early 20th-century evangelical propaganda, and current legacies of postcoloniality in Trinidad and Tobago. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719058585
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Hall teaches at University College London. She lives in London with her husband, the cultural critic Stuart Hall

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