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Late Imperial Culture : Postmodern Occasions - Michael Sprinker

Late Imperial Culture

Postmodern Occasions

By: Michael Sprinker (Editor), Roman De la Campa (Editor), E. Ann Kaplan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th May 1995
ISBN: 9781859840504
Number Of Pages: 236

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Spanning time and space from late Victorian Britain and Ireland to postwar America and Latin America, Late Imperial Culture maps crucial regions in the terrain of imperial cultural practices including theater, film, photography, fiction, autobiography, and body art. The forms reviewed in this lively collection range from those which accept and reproduce empire’s dominant self-images to scathing critiques of the oppressions that colonialism has visited upon its subjects and the price it continues to exact from them.

A diverse range of theoretically sophisticated and historically informed contributors take as given two fundamental facts about the culture of imperialism: firstly, that it has a long and complex history which, in the present epoch, merits its being designated “late”; and, secondly, that its impact on the contemporary world is far from exhausted. Together they highlight the contradictions in the serried cultural practices of imperialism in its different historical periods.

Contributors: Aijaz Ahmad, Steven Cagan, Román de la Campa, David Glover, May Joseph, Caren Kaplan, Rob Nixon, Ella Shohat, Robert Stam, and Marianna Torgovnick.

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"A timely reevaluation of issues in postcolonial criticism." - Arif Dirlik, Department of History, Duke University

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Notesp. 9
Postcolonialism: What's in a Name?p. 11
Notesp. 32
'Getting to Know You': Travel, Gender, and the Politics of Representation in Anna and the King of Siam and The King and Ip. 33
Notesp. 50
'Dark Enough fur Any Man': Bram Stoker's Sexual Ethnology and the Question of Irish Nationalismp. 53
Notesp. 70
Notes on 'Activist Photography' Steven Caganp. 72
Notesp. 95
Eurocentrism, Polycentrism, and Multicultural Pedagogy: Film and the Quincentennialp. 97
Notesp. 119
Postmodernism and Revolution: A Central American Case Study Román de la Campap. 122
Notesp. 146
Refugees and Homecomings: Bessie Head and the End of Exilep. 149
Notesp. 163
The Struggle Over Representation: Casting, Coalitions, and the Politics of Identificationp. 166
Notesp. 177
Performing in the Postcolony: The Plays of Mustapha Maturap. 179
Notesp. 196
Piercingsp. 197
Notesp. 209
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9781859840504
ISBN-10: 1859840507
Series: Postmodern Occasions
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 17th May 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.47  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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