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Author: Gillian Whitlock
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2000.
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By means of contextualized readings, this work argues that autobiographic writing allows an intimate access to processes of colonization and decolonization, incorporation and resistance, and the formation and reformation of identities which occurs in postcolonial space. The book explores the interconnections between race, gender, autobiography and colonialism and uses a method of reading which looks for connections  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Whitlock, Gillian.
Intimate Empire : Reading Women's Autobiography.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Whitlock
ISBN: 9781847142405 1847142400
OCLC Number: 1049914838
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction: In the pink: Empire and autobiography --
1 Autobiography and slavery: Believing the History of Mary Prince --
Black and white --
The 'history' of Mary Prince --
Marginalia: oppositional reading --
Mr Pringle: editor --
Miss Strickland: the 'other' woman --
Authorization: reading the body of the slave --
Volatile bodies --
The return of Mary Prince --
2 Settler subjects --
Blood and milk: Roughing It in the Bush --
Colonizer and colonized --
Grosse Isle, summer 1832 --
Emigration in the time of cholera --
Conduct books: The Backwoods of Canada. Autobiography and adjacency: Mr and Mrs Moodie --
Domesticity: the race made flesh --
3 Travelling in memory of slavery --
Britannia's daughters --
Jamaica: the legacy of the plantation --
The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole --
Creole travelling --
Mary Gaunt: writing a master narrative --
The Buckra lady --
Romance and slavery --
4 Kenya: The land that never was --
Finding Karen Blixen --
Quartet: Blixen, Simpson, Markham and Huxley --
Dystopian autobiography: The Land That Never Was --
Autobiography at Independence: The Flame Trees of Thika. Out of Africa: the biography of the white hunter --
The new pioneer: West with the Night --
Smoke and mirrors --
5 Autobiography and resistance --
Reading across the South --
Autobiography after Soweto --
Call Me Woman --
Black Australian autobiography --
Sally Morgan and Ruby Langford Ginibi: the making of Aboriginality --
Black writers/white readers --
Bodiless women --
6 In memory of the colonial child --
Autobiography and utopia --
A Childhood Perceived: Penelope Lively --
Under My Skin: Doris Lessing --
Rhodesia: the lost world --
Accessing the past --
Reading across the Straits. Connected reading: the agency of the reader --
Select bibliography --
Index --
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Abstract:

By means of contextualized readings, this work argues that autobiographic writing allows an intimate access to processes of colonization and decolonization, incorporation and resistance, and the formation and reformation of identities which occurs in postcolonial space. The book explores the interconnections between race, gender, autobiography and colonialism and uses a method of reading which looks for connections between very different autobiographical writings to pursue constructions of blackness and whiteness, femininity and masculinity, and nationality. Unlike previous studies of autobiog.

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