Maps Of Englishness: Writing Identity In The Culture Of Colonialism

Maps Of Englishness Writing Identity In The Culture Of Colonialism Gikandi explores the politics of identity to analyze how the colonial experience inspired narrative forms that changed the nature of the English identity by surveying the British imperial tradition si

  • Title: Maps Of Englishness: Writing Identity In The Culture Of Colonialism
  • Author: Simon Gikandi
  • ISBN: 9780231105996
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gikandi explores the politics of identity to analyze how the colonial experience inspired narrative forms that changed the nature of the English identity by surveying the British imperial tradition since the nineteenth century He provides detailed readings of the works of Trollope, Carlyle, and others through the narratives of imperial women travelers such as Mary KingslGikandi explores the politics of identity to analyze how the colonial experience inspired narrative forms that changed the nature of the English identity by surveying the British imperial tradition since the nineteenth century He provides detailed readings of the works of Trollope, Carlyle, and others through the narratives of imperial women travelers such as Mary Kingsley and Mary Seacole and through Africanist texts by Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene and postcolonialists such as Salman Rushdie and Joan Riley.

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    1. really well written and thoughtful scholarship on english identity in colonial and post-colonial contexts. gikandi is extremely good at separating some of the identity markers that tend to get muddled, and at allowing for muddled identities to be acknowledged. highly recommended reading if this touches on your field(s) of interest.good discussions of identity, nationality, colonialism.

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