Decolonising Gender: Literature and a Poetics of the Real by Caroline Rooney PDF

By Caroline Rooney

ISBN-10: 0415424186

ISBN-13: 9780415424189

ISBN-10: 113801060X

ISBN-13: 9781138010604

Through exam of the services of language and cross-cultural readings of literature – from African queer studying to postcolonial Shakespeare – Rooney explores the character of the true, providing:




  • a means out of a few of the present deadlocks of feminist theory

  • an anti-essentialist method of gender during which either female and male readers may well handle a awareness of the feminine

  • a platform for postcolonial and postmodernist thinkers to have interaction in a discussion round the prestige of the performative in regard to the other

  • a new idea of poetic realism in either canonical and postcolonial literatures

  • a re-reading of the Enlightenment legacy when it comes to postcolonial liberation theory

  • a comparability of up to date debates at the genuine around the humanities and the sciences.



Exploring present rules of performativity in literature and language, and negotiating a direction among feminist theory’s universal pitfalls of essentialism and constructivism, Caroline Rooney argues convincingly that by rethinking our knowing of gender we'd additionally equip ourselves to resist racism and totalitarianism extra effectively.

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