Kipling's Imperial Boy opens by examining the significance of boyhood in the evolution of European modernity. Chapter one shows how closely the figure of the adolescent (the 'boy') is associated with questions of imperial expansion and consolidation. The chapters that follow take up Rudyard Kipling's fiction of the imperial boy, emphasizing the imaginative link between adolescence and cultural hybridity and offering detailed readings of The Jungle Book, Stalky & Co ., and Kim.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2000|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
DON RANDALL is Assistant Professor of English at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. He has published several articles in scholarly journals, including Texas Studies in Literature and Language and Novel.
Table of ContentsIntroduction The Genealogy of the Imperial Boy The Jungle Books : Post-Mutiny Allegories of Empire Stalky & Co.: Resituating the Empire and the Imperial Boy Kim : Disciplinary Power and Cultural Hybridity Kim : Ethnography and the Hybrid Boy Conclusion Endnotes Works Cited Index