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The postcolonial exotic [electronic resource] : marketing the margins / Graham Huggan.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
The postcolonial exotic [electronic resource] : marketing the margins / Graham Huggan.
Publication Date:
2001
ISBN:
9780203450161

9780203420102

9780415250337

9780415250344
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-316) and index.
Contents:
Chapter Introduction -- Writing at the margins: postcolonialism, exoticism and the politics of cultural value -- chapter 1 African literature and the anthropological exotic -- chapter 2 Consuming India -- chapter 3 Staged marginalities -- Rushdie, Naipaul, Kureishi -- chapter 4 Prizing otherness -- A short history of the Booker -- chapter 5 Exoticism, ethnicity and the multicultural fallacy -- chapter 6 Ethnic autobiography and the cult of authenticity -- chapter 7 Transformations of the tourist gaze -- Asia in recent Canadian and Australian fiction -- chapter 8 Margaret Atwood, Incorporated, or, some thoughts on literary celebrity.
Abstract:
"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 postcolonial studies and the means by which postcolonial products are marketed and domesticated for Western consumption."--Jacket.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
Language:
English