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Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race

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"Colonial Desire" shows how culture has always carried within it an inner dissonance, and "Englishness" has always been less fixed and stable than uncertain, fissured by difference and a longing for otherness. At the heart of Victorian racial theory, this re-emerges in the form of colonial desire: an obsession with hybridity, and transgressive fantasies of inter-racial sex ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published January 12th 1995 by Routledge (first published December 8th 1994)
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Leonardo
Aug 23, 2016 Leonardo marked it as to-keep-ref
La construcción de una diferencia racial absoluta es el terreno esencial para la concepción de una identidad nacional homogénea. Con las presiones de la inmigración y el multiculturalismo creando conflictos en Europa, están apareciendo hoy numerosos y excelentes trabajos para demostrar que, pese a la persistente nostalgia de algunos, las sociedades y pueblos europeos nunca fueron realmente puras y uniformes. La identidad del pueblo fue construida sobre un plano imaginario que ocultó y/o eliminó ...more
Scott Smith
Apr 23, 2011 Scott Smith rated it really liked it
Picked this up at the recommendation of my professor for a big research project I'm working on. Glad I did too, this will be very useful for me. This is one of those research books that I imagine I may even enjoy reading if I didn't have some sort of project relating to it. A lot of interesting history and analysis on subjects like race, culture, ethnocentrism, colonialism, etc. Too bad the dang library only is letting me take it on 3 day reserve, so I'm gonna have to go photocopy about half of ...more
Naeem
Aug 05, 2007 Naeem rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those interested in post-colonial theory
These chapters do not string together coherently for me. but what an amazing book -- full of details about the history of racism.

makes for a good companion to anything by Sven Lindqvist.

You learn more than you could possibly want to know about the structural basis of so called sexual desire.
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Nov 03, 2010 Purple Iris rated it liked it
Shelves: history-politics
I may need to reread this, but it was essential for my dissertation. I feel safe giving it 3 stars.
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