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Decolonising Gender: Literature and a Poetics of the Real - Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures (Hardback)
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Decolonising Gender: Literature and a Poetics of the Real - Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures (Hardback)

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Hardback 252 Pages / Published: 07/11/2007
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Through examination of the functions of language and cross-cultural readings of literature - from African queer reading to postcolonial Shakespeare - Rooney explores the nature of the real, providing:

a way out of some of the current deadlocks of feminist theoryan anti-essentialist approach to gender in which both male and female readers may address a consciousness of the femininea platform for postcolonial and postmodernist thinkers to engage in a dialogue around the status of the performative in regard to the othera new theory of poetic realism in both canonical and postcolonial literaturesa re-reading of the Enlightenment legacy in terms of postcolonial liberation theorya comparison of contemporary debates on the real across the humanities and the sciences.

Exploring current ideas of performativity in literature and language, and negotiating a path between feminist theory's common pitfalls of essentialism and constructivism, Caroline Rooney argues convincingly that by rethinking our understanding of gender we might also equip ourselves to resist racism and totalitarianism more effectively.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415424189
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 532 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 16 mm

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