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White Skins/Black Masks

Representation and Colonialism

By Gail Ching-Liang Low, Gail Ching-Liang Low

Routledge – 1995 – 312 pages

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In this exciting re-reading of the classic work of Haggard and Kipling, Gail Ching-Liang Low examines the representational dynamics of colonizer versus colonized. Exploring the interface between the native 'other' as a reflection and as a point of address, the author asserts that this 'other' is a mirror reflecting the image of the colonizer - a 'cultural cross-dressing'.

Employing psychoanalysis, anthropology and postcolonial theory, Low analyzes the way in which fantasy and fabulation are caught up in networks of desire and power. White Skins/Black Masks is a fascinating entry into the current debate of post-colonial theory.

Name: White Skins/Black Masks: Representation and Colonialism (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Gail Ching-Liang Low, Gail Ching-Liang Low. In this exciting re-reading of the classic work of Haggard and Kipling, Gail Ching-Liang Low examines the representational dynamics of colonizer versus colonized. Exploring the interface between the native 'other' as a reflection and as...
Categories: African Literature, Asian Literature, Post-Colonial Studies