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The Resource Demythologizing the romance of conquest, Jeanne Armstrong

Demythologizing the romance of conquest, Jeanne Armstrong

Label
Demythologizing the romance of conquest
Title
Demythologizing the romance of conquest
Statement of responsibility
Jeanne Armstrong
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Armstrong examines the repercussions of colonization on the lives of women characters in novels about four different "post-colonial" cultural contexts - Native American, Jamaican, Irish, and Mexican American." "Armstrong begins by examining the particular historical contexts of each novel and the intersecting themes relating to the impact of colonialism such as liminality, mingling of cultures, loss and mourning, and reemergence of repressed history through oral tradition. She then looks at Louise Erdrich's novel Tracks in which the three primary characters respond to their experiences of personal and collective loss in the context of Anishinaabe culture; Erna Brodber's Myal is explored for the impact of the manichean colonial ideology on a Jamaican woman who is literary half-black and half-white. Next is an analysis of Julia O'Faolain's No Country for Young Men a novel about two women, one who lived through the early 20th-century movement for Irish independence and the other who is her great niece. Both have been silenced and sexually controlled by colonialism and patriarchal Catholicism. Finally the author examines Lucha Corpi's Delia's Song about a young Chicana activist who has suffered losses on several levels and recovers by writing an autobiographical novel that weaves together the personal and political issues of her life. The theories of Frantz Fanon, Victor Turner, Mary Douglas, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Gloria Anzaldua, and others are applied to the novels to give an understanding of the psychological impacts of colonization and to examine the subversive formations that evolve in cultural contact zones. Of particular interest to scholars and students in Women's, and Cultural Studies and world literature."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Armstrong, Jeanne
Dewey number
813/.54099287
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W6
LC item number
A76 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contributions to the study of world literature,
Series volume
no. 100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • American fiction
  • O'Faolain, Julia
  • Corpi, Lucha
  • Erdrich, Louise
  • Brodber, Erna
Label
Demythologizing the romance of conquest, Jeanne Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [119]-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tracks
  • Myal
  • No Country for Young Men
  • Delia's Song
Control code
43036782
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9780313310676
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99058882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Demythologizing the romance of conquest, Jeanne Armstrong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [119]-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tracks
  • Myal
  • No Country for Young Men
  • Delia's Song
Control code
43036782
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9780313310676
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99058882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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