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Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism

Laura Chrisman

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ISBN 10: 0719058287 / ISBN 13: 9780719058288
Published by Manchester University Press, 2003
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Title: Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural ...

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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In good clean condition. Some very light underlining in pencil in one chapter.


Represents an incisive critique of the current state of affairs in postcolonial studies in the Western academy. Her revisionary reading of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - a reading that turns critical focus away from Kurtz and his Africa back towards the capitalist metropole - is brilliant both in terms of its historical depth and textual acuity. Similarly compelling is Chrisman's revision of Anne McClintock's now classic reading of H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines as a gendered allegory of colonial power. --Apollo O. Amoko, University of Florida, Research in African Literatures

Eminently readable....this is a timely collection of essays, bringing together Laura Chrisman's unique contribution to postcolonial studies in a way that makes her writing easily accessible to scholars and students woring in the field. --Tony Simoes da Silva, School of English, University of Exeter

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