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Masks of Difference : Cultural Representations in Literature, Anthropology and Art - David Richards

Masks of Difference

Cultural Representations in Literature, Anthropology and Art

Paperback Published: 1st May 1995
ISBN: 9780521479721
Number Of Pages: 364

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David Richards here examines historical anthropological discourse - specifically writings about and depictions of 'savage' peoples by conquering races - as a form of textual practice. He analyses various kinds of 'naturalistic' representations, both artistic and literary, of colonised cultures, revealing the ways in which such representations betray their own subject-positions and fail - from our modern perspective - to act as the objective 'mirrors on nature' that they might originally have purported to be. Masks of Difference provides original and informative readings of individual sites of colonisation, including Florida (1564-91), and Scotland (1814), together with extended surveys; what emerges is a composite picture of anthropological representation as a textual genre in its own right, embracing literature, literary theory, and colonial/postcolonial studies.

The satyr anatomised: Venice 1570
Identity and its others: Florida 1564-91
The lovers of Paramaribo: Surinam 1663-1777
Making history: Scotland 1814
'Do they eat their enemies or their friends?' Cambridge and Bugunda 1887-1932
Causes celebres in the myths of modernism: Melanesia and Brazil 1895-1970
Third eye/evil eye
Different masks
Masks of difference
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ISBN: 9780521479721
ISBN-10: 052147972X
Series: Cultural Margins
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 1st May 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.84  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.44

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