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Essay on Exoticism : an Aesthetics of Diversity.

Author: Victor Segalen; Stanley Eugene Fish; Yael Rachel Schlick
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2001.
Series: Post-contemporary interventions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The "Other"--Source of fear and fascination; emblem of difference demonized and romanticized. Theories of alterity and cultural diversity abound in the contemporary academic landscape. Victor Segalen's early attempt to theorize the exotic is a crucial reference point for all discussions of alterity, diversity, and ethnicity. Written over the course of fourteen years between 1904 and 1918, at the height of the age of  Read more...
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Segalen, Victor.
Essay on Exoticism : An Aesthetics of Diversity.
Durham : Duke University Press, ©2001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Segalen; Stanley Eugene Fish; Yael Rachel Schlick
ISBN: 9780822383727 0822383721
OCLC Number: 1058373303
Description: 1 online resource (119 pages).
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Chronology: Victor Segalen (1878-1919) --
""Essays on Exoticism: An Aesthetics of Diversity"" --
Notes --
Other Works by Victor Segalen Available in English --
Selected Critical Works on Victor Segalen in English --
Index.
Series Title: Post-contemporary interventions.

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The "Other"--Source of fear and fascination; emblem of difference demonized and romanticized. Theories of alterity and cultural diversity abound in the contemporary academic landscape. Victor Segalen's early attempt to theorize the exotic is a crucial reference point for all discussions of alterity, diversity, and ethnicity. Written over the course of fourteen years between 1904 and 1918, at the height of the age of imperialism, Essay on Exoticism encompasses Segalen's attempts to define "true Exoticism." This concept, he hoped, would not only replace nineteenth-century notions o.

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