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The Resource Rereading the imperial romance : British imperialism and South African resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje, Laura Chrisman

Rereading the imperial romance : British imperialism and South African resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje, Laura Chrisman

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Rereading the imperial romance : British imperialism and South African resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje
Title
Rereading the imperial romance
Title remainder
British imperialism and South African resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje
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Laura Chrisman
Title variation
British imperialism and South African resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book examines literary romance as a vehicle for the ideological contradictions of British imperialism in South Africa. Chrisman draws upon postcolonial theory and cultural materialism to discuss the imperialist Rider Haggard's fictional accounts of mining in King Solomon's Mines and Zulu history in Nada the Lily, examining these novels as fraught responses to the introduction of capitalist modernity. She goes on to analyse the counter-narratives of metropolitan and African resistance of feminist Olive Schreiner and black nationalist Sol Plaatje. Exploring Schreiner's much-neglected Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland, Chrisman situates this book in relation to the violent creation of 'Rhodesia', the 1896-7 Shona uprisings, and contemporary criticism of Cecil Rhodes." "Chrisman's book demonstrates how South Africa played an important if now overlooked role in British imperial culture, and shows the impact of capitalism itself in the making of racial, gender and national identities. This book makes an original contribution to studies of Victorian literature of empire; South African literary history; African studies; black nationalism; and the literature of resistance."--Jacket
  • "This book examines literary romance as a vehicle for the ideological contradictions of British imperialism in South Africa. Chrisman draws upon postcolonial theory and cultural materialism to discuss the imperialist Rider Haggard's fictional accounts of mining in King Solomon's Mines and Zulu history in Nada the Lily, examining these novels as fraught responses to the introduction of capitalist modernity. She goes on to analyse the counter-narratives of metropolitan and African resistance of feminist Olive Schreiner and black nationalist Sol Plaatje. Exploring Schreiner's much-neglected Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland, Chrisman situates this book in relation to the violent creation of 'Rhodesia', the 1896-7 Shona uprisings, and contemporary criticism of Cecil Rhodes." "Chrisman's book demonstrates how South Africa played an important if now overlooked role in British imperial culture, and shows the impact of capitalism itself in the making of racial, gender and national identities. This book makes an original contribution to studies of Victorian literature of empire; South African literary history; African studies; black nationalism; and the literature of resistance."--BOOK JACKET
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Chrisman, Laura
Dewey number
823.009358
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
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  • Imperialism in literature
  • English fiction
  • Literature and society
  • English fiction
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Rereading the imperial romance : British imperialism and South African resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje, Laura Chrisman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-234) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Manufacturing mystery from mining : King Solomon's mines (1) -- Trading on Africa : King Solomon's mines (2) -- The British conquest of Zululand : Haggard's politics and ideology -- The fictions of Zulu history : Nada the lily -- Colonialism demystified : Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland -- Alternative empires? : Englishness and Christianity in Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland -- Transforming Haggardian romance : pastoralism and sexual politics in Mhudi -- Complex relations : African nationalism, imperialism, and form in Mhudi
Control code
44915724
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780198122999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Rereading the imperial romance : British imperialism and South African resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje, Laura Chrisman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-234) 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
Manufacturing mystery from mining : King Solomon's mines (1) -- Trading on Africa : King Solomon's mines (2) -- The British conquest of Zululand : Haggard's politics and ideology -- The fictions of Zulu history : Nada the lily -- Colonialism demystified : Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland -- Alternative empires? : Englishness and Christianity in Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland -- Transforming Haggardian romance : pastoralism and sexual politics in Mhudi -- Complex relations : African nationalism, imperialism, and form in Mhudi
Control code
44915724
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780198122999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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