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The Resource British imperial literature, 1870-1940 : writing and the administration of empire, Daniel Bivona

British imperial literature, 1870-1940 : writing and the administration of empire, Daniel Bivona

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British imperial literature, 1870-1940 : writing and the administration of empire
Title
British imperial literature, 1870-1940
Title remainder
writing and the administration of empire
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Bivona
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning with a discussion of the bureaucratic imperialism of Lord Cromer, who promoted the imperial governing doctrine of Indirect Rule at the turn of the last century, Daniel Bivona's study traces the more gradual process by which the colonial bureaucratic subject, the figure whose work is rule, was constructed and celebrated in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain. Through insightful readings of a number of influential writers who were involved in promoting the ideology of bureaucratic self-sacrifice, the most important of whom were Stanley, Kipling, and T. E. Lawrence, the book then examines how this governing ideology comes in for criticism in the novels of Joseph Conrad and the interwar novels of imperial manners of Joyce Cary and George Orwell. Carefully attentive both to the complexities of individual texts and to the larger historical context, this study makes the original claim that the colonial bureaucrat played an ambiguous but nonetheless central role in both pro-imperial and anti-imperial discourse, his own power relationship with bureaucratic superiors shaping the terms in which the proper relationship between colonizer and colonized was debated."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bivona, Daniel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Great Britain
Label
British imperial literature, 1870-1940 : writing and the administration of empire, Daniel Bivona
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-233) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Agents and the problem of agency: the context.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Why Africa needs Europe: from Livingstone to Stanley.
  • p. 40
  • 3.
  • Kipling's "Law" and the division of bureaucratic labor.
  • p. 69
  • 4.
  • Cromer, Gordon, Conrad and the problem of imperial character.
  • p. 99
  • 5.
  • T. E. Lawrence and the erotics of imperial discipline.
  • p. 131
  • 6.
  • Resurrecting individualism: the interwar novel of imperial manners.
  • p. 156
  • Conclusion: work as rule.
  • p. 193
  • Notes.
  • p. 202
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 227
  • Index.
  • p. 234
Control code
980097027249
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 237 p
Isbn
9780521591003
Lccn
lc97027249
Label
British imperial literature, 1870-1940 : writing and the administration of empire, Daniel Bivona
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-233) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Agents and the problem of agency: the context.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Why Africa needs Europe: from Livingstone to Stanley.
  • p. 40
  • 3.
  • Kipling's "Law" and the division of bureaucratic labor.
  • p. 69
  • 4.
  • Cromer, Gordon, Conrad and the problem of imperial character.
  • p. 99
  • 5.
  • T. E. Lawrence and the erotics of imperial discipline.
  • p. 131
  • 6.
  • Resurrecting individualism: the interwar novel of imperial manners.
  • p. 156
  • Conclusion: work as rule.
  • p. 193
  • Notes.
  • p. 202
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 227
  • Index.
  • p. 234
Control code
980097027249
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 237 p
Isbn
9780521591003
Lccn
lc97027249

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