Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920: Resistance in Interaction / Edition 1

Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920: Resistance in Interaction / Edition 1

by Elleke Boehmer
ISBN-10:
019818445X
ISBN-13:
9780198184454
Pub. Date:
03/03/2005
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920: Resistance in Interaction / Edition 1

This book explores the political co-operations and textual connections which linked anti-colonial, nationalist, and modernist groups and individuals in the British empire. Boehmer significantly questions prevailing postcolonial paradigms of the self-defining nation, syncretism and mimicry, and dismantles still-dominant binary definitions of the colonial relationship.

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ISBN-13: 9780198184454
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/03/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1. Anti-imperial interaction across the colonial borderline: Introduction, The Irish Boer War and The United Irishman.
2. India the starting point: cross-national self-translation in 1900s Calcutta.
3. 'But Transmitters'?: The interdiscursive alliance of Aurobindo Ghose and Sister Nivedita.
4. 'Able to sing their songs': Solomon Plaatje's many-tongued nationalism.
5. 'Immeasurable strangeness' between empire and modernism: W. B. Yeats and Rabindranath Tagore, and Leonard Woolf.
Bibliography
Index

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