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British Colonial Realism in Africa : Inalienable Objects, Contested Domains.

Author: Deborah Shapple Shapple Spillman
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What role do objects play in realist narratives as they move between societies and their different systems of value as commodities, as charms, as gifts, as trophies, or as curses? This book explores how the struggle to represent objects in British colonial realism corresponded with historical struggles over the material world and its significance.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Shapple Spillman, Deborah Shapple.
British Colonial Realism in Africa : Inalienable Objects, Contested Domains.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Shapple Shapple Spillman
ISBN: 9780230378018 0230378013
OCLC Number: 795120161
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction: Reading Colonial Realism; 1 Taking Objects for Origins: Victorian Ethnography and Conrad's Heart of Darkness; 1 Ethnographic Doubling; 2 Of Trifles and Trade: Conrad's Ethnography of Colonialism; 3 Authenticity on the Market, an Afterword; 2 The Uncanny Object Lessons of Mary Kingsley and Edward Blyden; 1 If Objects Could Speak, "many a wild story the handles of your table knives could tell"; 2 Out of England: Objects and Others; 3 Not "an object in the midst of other objects." 3 Realism and Realia in Colonial Southern Africa1 Collecting Cape Colony Life; 2 Specimens and Curiosities in Carey-Hobson's The Farm in the Karoo; 3 Outside the Realist Collection: Reckless Generosity and Other Notions of Expenditure; 4 Curses and Gifts in Anna Howarth's Karoo Novels; 4 Artful Tales and Indigenous Arts in Olive Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm; 1 A Portrait of the Artist as a Colonial South African; 2 Schreiner's Grotesque Realism; 3 Histories and "Bushman" Painters; Coda; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture.

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What role do objects play in realist narratives as they move between societies and their different systems of value as commodities, as charms, as gifts, as trophies, or as curses? This book explores how the struggle to represent objects in British colonial realism corresponded with historical struggles over the material world and its significance.

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