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Culture, Empire, and the Question of Being Modern

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 250 Seiten
C. J. W.-L. Wee teaches literature and cultural theory at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Culture, Empire, and the Q... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Autorentext

C. J. W.-L. Wee teaches literature and cultural theory at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.



Klappentext

Culture, Empire, and the Question of Being Modern explores the problematic formation of national culture within modern English society. In this ambitious work of post-colonial and cultural theory, C. J. Wan-ling Wee investigates the complex interaction between a modern, industrialized, metropolitan, and progressively rational English national culture and a nationalistic imperial discourse interested in territorial expansion and the valorization of an idealized agrarian past.



Zusammenfassung
An exploration of the problematic formation of national culture within modern English society. It documents the relationship of concepts such as "frontier", "English" and "colonial" through an analysis of literary-cultural figures such as Kipling and T.S. Eliot in their historical contexts.

Inhalt

Introduction; Culture, Empire, Modernity; Primitive Vigor, Empire, and a "Pure" National Culture; The "Recovery" of the English Frontier in England; From National Imperialism to Imperial Nationalism; The "Native" Arrives; Epilogue: An "East Asian Modernity" and the Ironies of Postcolonial Culture.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Culture, Empire, and the Question of Being Modern
Autor:
EAN: 9780739103890
ISBN: 073910389X
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 250
Gewicht: 341g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T13mm
Jahr: 2003