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Joyce, Race, and Empire : Cultural Margins - Vincent John Cheng

Joyce, Race, and Empire

Cultural Margins

By: Vincent John Cheng, Derek Attridge (Foreword by), Timothy Brennan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th July 1995
ISBN: 9780521478595
Number Of Pages: 352

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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.

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'Inspired by post-colonial theory, Vincent Cheng's Joyce, Race and Empire argues the case for Joyce's subversion of predominant ideologies of race and ethnicity. The book locates itself as a corrective to a critical legacy that has focussed on Joyce's styles and away from the ideological discussions contained in the Joycean texts.' Times Literary Supplement 'The argument offered by Cheng is clear, meticulously drawn, painstakingly organised and pedagogically hyper useful.' James Joyce Literary Supplement 'A groundbreaking, often brilliant study with a firm theoretical framework, and a convincing, sustained, articulate argument. Its revisionary attention to familiar texts will prompt us to rethink what we thought we knew.' Studies in Short Fiction

Foreword Derek Attridge
Catching the conscience of a race
Dubliners: Colonialist Symptomatics
Dubliners: the exoticized and Orientalised other
The gratefully oppressed: Joyce's Dubliners
Empire and patriarchy in The Dead
Ulysses: Imagining Selves and Nations
Imagining selves
Imagining nations
Imagining futures: nations, narratives, selves
Finnegan's Wake
White horse, dark horse: Joyce's allhorse of another color
The general and the sepoy: imperialism and power in the Museyroom
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ISBN: 9780521478595
ISBN-10: 0521478596
Series: Cultural Margins
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 24th July 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 13.84  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.4

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