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The Resource Reading the animal in the literature of the British Raj, Shefail Rajamannar ; foreword by James R. Kincaid, (electronic book)

Reading the animal in the literature of the British Raj, Shefail Rajamannar ; foreword by James R. Kincaid, (electronic book)

Label
Reading the animal in the literature of the British Raj
Title
Reading the animal in the literature of the British Raj
Statement of responsibility
Shefail Rajamannar ; foreword by James R. Kincaid
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book explores representations of animals during British rule in India - the tigers, elephants, boars, furs, and feathers that so often all but obscured the human beneath and behind them, and that were such an important part of creating and maintaining the hierarchies that were the cornerstones of colonialism. The book exists on two levels: one offers a sophisticated view of how power and oppression work within constellations of species, race, class, gender, and nationhood, and the other is a deeply suggestive meditation on our humanness and how we locate it within a spectrum of relations. Drawing on a range of texts (hunting narratives, stories, poetry, novels, photographs, journals, paintings, and cartoons) the argument builds with a lucid and beautifully unintrusive feel for the telling example
  • "This book discusses the production and circulation of animal narratives in colonial India in order to investigate the manner in which constructs of animals played into a variety of forms of othering that took place in England during its imperial venture. Shefali Rajamannar reads imperialism through a posthumanist critique, arguing that race, class, gender, age, and species do not exist in isolation but must be read in intimate relation to one another"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
UKPGM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rajamannar, Shefail
Dewey number
820.9/3620954
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR129.I5
LC item number
R34 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British Occupation of India (1765-1947)
  • Anglo-Indian literature
  • Animals in literature
  • Indic literature (English)
  • Imperialism in literature
  • India
  • India
Label
Reading the animal in the literature of the British Raj, Shefail Rajamannar ; foreword by James R. Kincaid, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
SPR778697411
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137011077
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613613059
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Reading the animal in the literature of the British Raj, Shefail Rajamannar ; foreword by James R. Kincaid, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
SPR778697411
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137011077
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613613059
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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