Colonial Desire Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race

ISBN-10: 0415053749
ISBN-13: 9780415053747
Edition: 1994
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/12/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

The language of contemporary cultural theory shows remarkable similarities to the patterns of thought which characterized the Victorian's views of race. Far from being marked by a separation from the racialized thinking of the past,Colonial Desireillustrates how we are operatingin complicitywith historical ways of viewing "the other," both sexually and racially. Colonial Desireis a controversial and bracing study of the history of Englishness and "culture." Robert Young argues that the theories advanced today about post-colonialism and ethnicity are disturbingly close to the colonial discourse of the nineteenth century. "Englishness," Young argues, has been less fixed and stable than uncertain, fissured with difference and a desire for otherness.

List of plates
List of tables
Preface: South Pacific
Acknowledgements
Hybridity and Diaspora
Culture and the History of Difference
The Complicity of Culture: Arnold's Ethnographic Politics
Sex and Inequality: The Cultural Construction of Race
Egypt in America, the Confederacy in London
White Power, White Desire: The Political Economy of Miscegenation
Colonialism and the Desiring Machine
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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