The Intimate Empire

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A&C Black, 01‏/02‏/2000 - 232 من الصفحات
By means of contextualized readings, this work argues that autobiographic writing allows an intimate access to processes of colonization and decolonization, incorporation and resistance, and the formation and reformation of identities which occurs in postcolonial space. The book explores the interconnections between race, gender, autobiography and colonialism and uses a method of reading which looks for connections between very different autobiographical writings to pursue constructions of blackness and whiteness, femininity and masculinity, and nationality. Unlike previous studies of autobiography which focus on a limited Euro American canon, the book brings together contemporary and 19th-century women's autobiographies and travel writing from Canada, the Caribbean, Kenya, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. With emphasis on the reader of autobiography as much as the subject, it argues that colonization and resistance are deeply embedded in thinking about the self.
 

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In the pink Empire and autobiography
1
Believing the History of Mary Prince
8
2 Settler subjects
38
3 Travelling in memory of slavery
75
The land that never was
112
5 Autobiography and resistance
142
6 In memory of the colonial child
179
Select bibliography
207
Index
221
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حول المؤلف (2000)

Gillian Whitlock is an associate professor in the School of Humanities at Griffith University in Brisbane. She has degrees in postcolonial studies from the University of Queensland and Queen's University and has published widely in this area.

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