Joyce, Race, and Empire

Joyce, Race, and Empire

by Vincent J. Cheng
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521478596

ISBN-13: 9780521478595

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this first full-length study of race and colonialism in the works of James Joyce, Vincent J. Cheng argues that Joyce wrote insistently from the perspective of a colonial subject of an oppressive empire, and demonstrates how Joyce's texts constitute a significant political commentary on British imperialism in Ireland and on colonial discourses and ideologies in

Overview

In this first full-length study of race and colonialism in the works of James Joyce, Vincent J. Cheng argues that Joyce wrote insistently from the perspective of a colonial subject of an oppressive empire, and demonstrates how Joyce's texts constitute a significant political commentary on British imperialism in Ireland and on colonial discourses and ideologies in general. This is a groundbreaking study of the century's most internationally influential fiction writer, and of his powerful representations of the cultural dynamics of race, power, and empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521478595
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Series:
Cultural Margins Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Derek Attridge; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Catching the conscience of a race; Part I. Dubliners: Colonialist Symptomatics: 3. Dubliners: the exoticized and Orientalised other; 4. The gratefully oppressed: Joyce's Dubliners; 5. Empire and patriarchy in The Dead; Part II. Ulysses: Imagining Selves and Nations: 6. Imagining selves; 7. Imagining nations; 8. Imagining futures: nations, narratives, selves; Part III. Finnegan's Wake: 9. White horse, dark horse: Joyce's allhorse of another color; 10. The general and the sepoy: imperialism and power in the Museyroom. 11. Conclusion.

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