From Cannibals to Radicals: Figures and Limits of Exoticism

Valutazione media 4
( su 2 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780816626052: From Cannibals to Radicals: Figures and Limits of Exoticism
Vedi tutte le copie di questo ISBN:
 
 

In this analysis, Roger Celestin examines the concept of exoticism from a historical and literary perspective. Through close readings of works by Montaigne, Diderot, Flaubert, Barthes, and Naipaul, he examines the way these writers have challenged representations of cultural identity in their time. Celestin begins with a survey of previous treatments of exoticism in literature, philosophy, political theory and anthropology. He then argues that the authors under study use exoticism both to interrogate dominant discourses of "home" (in its various forms of empire, Europe, and the centre)) and to negotiate a tension between home and the exotic rather than opting for one or the other. The texts produced by these authors are the visible signs of the negotiation, and this book examines the figures and tactics of negotiation as they appear in such works as Montaigne's "Essays", Flaubert's "Salammbo", and Barthes's "Empire of signs". Using exoticism as a critical tool rather than as an object of study, "From cannibals to radicals" clarifies its use as a mode of representation from the Renaissance to the current postcolonial era.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

L'autore:

Roger Celestin is associate professor of French and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

Product Description:

Book by Celestin Roger

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

(nessuna copia disponibile)

Cerca:



Inserisci un desiderata

Se non trovi il libro che cerchi su AbeBooks possiamo cercarlo per te automaticamente ad ogni aggiornamento del nostro sito. Se il libro è ancora reperibile da qualche parte, lo troveremo!

Inserisci un desiderata

Altre edizioni note dello stesso titolo

9780816626045: From Cannibals to Radicals: Figures and Limits of Exoticism

Edizione in evidenza

ISBN 10: 0816626049 ISBN 13: 9780816626045
Casa editrice: Univ of Minnesota Pr, 1996
Rilegato