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The postcolonial exotic : marketing the margins

Author: Graham Huggan
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Travel writing, it has been said, helped produce the rest of the world for a Western audience. Could the same be said more recently of postcolonial writing?" "In The Postcolonial Exotic, Graham Huggan examines some of the processes by which value is attributed to postcolonial works within their cultural field. Using varied methods of analysis, Huggan discusses both the exoticist discourses that run through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Huggan
ISBN: 0415250331 9780415250337 041525034X 9780415250344
OCLC Number: 45166628
Description: xvi, 328 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: writing at the margins: postcolonialism, exoticism and the politics of cultural value --
1. African literature and the anthropological exotic --
2. Consuming India --
3. Staged marginalities: Rushdie, Naipaul, Kureishi --
4. Prizing otherness: a short history of the Booker --
5. Exoticism, ethnicity and the multicultural fallacy --
6. Ethnic autobiography and the cult of authenticity --
7. Transformations of the tourist gaze: Asia in recent Canadian and Australian fiction --
8. Margaret Atwood, Inc., or, some thoughts on literary celebrity --
Conclusion: thinking at the margins: postcolonial studies at the millennium.
Responsibility: Graham Huggan.
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Graham Huggan examines some of the processes by which value is given to postcolonial works within their cultural field using both literary-critical and sociological methods of analysis.  Read more...

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