Empire and after : Englishness in postcolonial perspective /

Ranging from analyses of contemporary culture, postcolonial writing, political rhetoric and postimperial memory after 9/11, this collection demonstrates that far from being parochial and self-involved, the question of Englishness offers an important avenue for thinking about the politics of national...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: MacPhee, Graham, 1968-, Poddar, Prem
Format: Book
Published: New York : Berghahn Books, 2007.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Nationalism beyond the nation-state / Graham MacPhee & Prem Poddar
  • "As white as ours" : Africa, Ireland, imperial panic, and the effects of British race discourse / Enda Duffy
  • Writing about Englishness : South Africa's forgotten nationalism / Vivian Bickford-Smith
  • Passports, empire, subjecthood / Prem Poddar
  • Friends across the water : British orientalists and Middle Eastern nationalisms / Geoffrey Nash
  • Under English eyes : the disappearance of Irishness in Conrad's The secret agent / Graham MacPhee
  • Brit bomber : the fundamentalist trope in Hanif Kureishi's The black album and "My son the fanatic" / Sheila Ghose
  • Crisis of identity? : Englishness, Britishness, and whiteness / Bridget Byrne
  • Conserving purity, labouring the past : a tropological evolution of Englishness / Colin wright
  • All the downtown Tories : mourning Englishness in New York / Matthew Hart.