White Skins/Black Masks: Representation and Colonialism (Hardback)Gail Ching-Liang Low (author)
Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 28/12/1995
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In this exciting re-reading of the classic work of Haggard and Kipling, Gail Ching-Liang Low examines the representational dynamics of colonizer versus colonized. Exploring the interface between the native 'other' as a reflection and as a point of address, the author asserts that this 'other' is a mirror reflecting the image of the colonizer - a 'cultural cross-dressing'. Employing psychoanalysis, anthropology and postcolonial theory, Low analyzes the way in which fantasy and fabulation are caught up in networks of desire and power. White Skins/Black Masks is a fascinating entry into the current debate of post-colonial theory.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 566 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 19 mm
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