White Skins/Black Masks: Representation and Colonialism

White Skins/Black Masks: Representation and Colonialism

by Gail Ching-Liang Low
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415081475

ISBN-13: 9780415081474

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this exciting re-reading of the classic work of Haggard and Kipling, Gail Ching-Liang Low examines the representational dynamics of colonizer versus colonized. Exploring the interface between the native 'other' as a reflection and as a point of address, the author asserts that this 'other' is a mirror reflecting the image of the colonizer - a 'cultural…  See more details below

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In this exciting re-reading of the classic work of Haggard and Kipling, Gail Ching-Liang Low examines the representational dynamics of colonizer versus colonized. Exploring the interface between the native 'other' as a reflection and as a point of address, the author asserts that this 'other' is a mirror reflecting the image of the colonizer - a 'cultural cross-dressing'.
Employing psychoanalysis, anthropology and postcolonial theory, Low analyzes the way in which fantasy and fabulation are caught up in networks of desire and power. White Skins/Black Masks is a fascinating entry into the current debate of post-colonial theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415081474
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Note on spellings
Introduction1
1Body/Border Lines13
2The Dominion of Sons36
3Mimesis of Savagery66
4The Colonial Uncanny113
5The City of Dreadful Night156
6The Colonial Mirror191
7Loafers and Story-Tellers238
Conclusion264
Notes269
Bibliography277
Index291

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