Maps of Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism / Edition 1

Maps of Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism / Edition 1

by Simon Gikandi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231105991

ISBN-13: 9780231105996

Pub. Date: 12/30/1996

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Gikandi explores the politics of identity to analyze how the colonial experience inspired narrative forms that changed the nature of the English identity by surveying the British imperial tradition since the nineteenth century. He provides detailed readings of the works of Trollope, Carlyle, and others; through the narratives of imperial women travelers such as

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Gikandi explores the politics of identity to analyze how the colonial experience inspired narrative forms that changed the nature of the English identity by surveying the British imperial tradition since the nineteenth century. He provides detailed readings of the works of Trollope, Carlyle, and others; through the narratives of imperial women travelers such as Mary Kingsley and Mary Seacole; and through Africanist texts by Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene and postcolonialists such as Salman Rushdie and Joan Riley.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231105996
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/30/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1. Colonial Culture and the Question of Identity2. Through the Prism of Race: Black Subjects and English Identities3. Englishness and the Culture of Travel: Writing the West Indies in the Nineteenth Century4. Imperial Femininity: Reading Gender in the Culture of Colonialism5. Belated Englishness: Modernism, Narrative, and Late Colonialism6. Beyond Empire and Nation: Writing Identity After Colonialism

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