Culture and Imperialism
A landmark work from the author of Orientalism that explores the long-overlooked connections between the Western imperial endeavor and the culture that both reflected and reinforced it.
In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as the Western powers built empires that stretched from Australia to the West Indies, Western artists created masterpieces ranging from Mansfield Park to Heart of Darkness and Aida. Yet most cultural critics continue to see these phenomena as separate. Edward Said looks at these works alongside those of such writers as W. B. Yeats, Chinua Achebe, and Salman Rushdie to show how subject peoples produced their own vigorous cultures of opposition and resistance. Vast in scope and stunning in its erudition, Culture and Imperialism reopens the dialogue between literature and the life of its time.
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Images of the Past Pure and Impure
IW Discrepant Experiences
Connecting Empire to Secular Interpretation
Jane Austen and Empire
The Cultural Integrity of Empire
Verdis Aida iii
RESISTANCE AND OPPOSITION
Themes of Resistance Culture
ill Yeats and Decolonization
The Voyage In and the Emergence of Opposition
Collaboration Independence and Liberation
FREEDOM FROM DOMINATION IN THE FUTURE
Challenging Orthodoxy and Authority
Movements and Migrations
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