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Postcolonial Whiteness examines the interrelations between whiteness and the history of European colonialism, as well as the status of whiteness in the contemporary postcolonial world. It addresses two fundamental questions: What happens to whiteness after empire, and to what extent do white cultural norms or imperatives remain embedded in the postcolonial or postindependence state as a part—acknowledged or not—of the colonial legacy? Presenting a wide range of critical and theoretical responses, the contributors explore these questions by focusing on such diverse topics as the legacy of Princess Diana; queer self-expression; the changing situation of Gypsy, or Romani, minorities in Eastern Europe; literature, including Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Caryl Phillips’s Cambridge, and Gothic impact on the literature of Australia; reconstruction of white South African social identity; cross-cultural discussions of mental illness; Freud’s case history of the Wolfman; and Australia’s national anthems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Postcolonial Whiteness: A Critical Reader on Race and Empire
  2. p. iii
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. 1. INTRODUCTION: WHITENESS AFTER EMPIRE
  2. pp. 1-30
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  1. 2. THE BODY OF THE PRINCESS
  2. pp. 31-52
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  1. 3. LAVENDER AIN’T WHITE: EMERGING QUEER SELF-EXPRESSION IN ITS BROADER CONTEXT
  2. pp. 53-77
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  1. 4. WHITENESS IN POST-SOCIALIST EASTERN EUROPE: THE TIME OF THE GYPSIES, THE END OF RACE
  2. pp. 79-102
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  1. 5. VAMPIRIC DECOLONIZATION: FANON, “TERRORISM,” AND MUDROOROO’S VAMPIRE TRILOGY
  2. pp. 103-118
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  1. 6. “WHITE TALK”: WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS AND THE MANAGEMENT OF DIASPORIC WHITENESS
  2. pp. 119-135
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  1. 7. THE COLOR OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
  2. pp. 137-153
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  1. 8. THE GAZE OF THE WHITE WOLF: PSYCHOANALYSIS, WHITENESS, AND COLONIAL TRAUMA
  2. pp. 155-181
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  1. 9. “MOTLEY’S THE ONLY WEAR:” HYBRIDITY, HOMELANDS, AND CONRAD’S HARLEQUIN
  2. pp. 183-200
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  1. 10. HYMNS FOR AND FROM WHITE AUSTRALIA
  2. pp. 201-229
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  1. 11. THE TIMES OF WHITENESS; OR, RACE BETWEEN THE POSTMODERN AND THE POSTCOLONIAL
  2. pp. 231-253
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  1. CONTRIBUTORS
  2. pp. 255-256
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 257-261
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780791483725
Related ISBN
9780791463611
MARC Record
OCLC
62734829
Pages
271
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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