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White Skins/Black Masks

Representation and Colonialism

By Gail Ching-Liang Low, Gail Ching-Liang Low

© 1996 – Routledge

312 pages

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Paperback: 9780415081481
pub: 1995-12-28
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In this exciting re-reading of the classic work of Haggard and Kipling, Gail Ching-Liang Low examines the representational dynamics of colonizer versus colonized. Exploring the interface between the native 'other' as a reflection and as a point of address, the author asserts that this 'other' is a mirror reflecting the image of the colonizer - a 'cultural cross-dressing'.

Employing psychoanalysis, anthropology and postcolonial theory, Low analyzes the way in which fantasy and fabulation are caught up in networks of desire and power. White Skins/Black Masks is a fascinating entry into the current debate of post-colonial theory.

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