From Cannibals to Radicals
Figures and Limits of Exoticism
By (author) Roger Celestin
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From Cannibals to Radicals by Roger Celestin
Book DescriptionIn this analysis, Roger Celestin examines the concept of exoticism from a historical and literary perspective. Through close readings of works by Montaigne, Diderot, Flaubert, Barthes, and Naipaul, he examines the way these writers have challenged representations of cultural identity in their time. Celestin begins with a survey of previous treatments of exoticism in literature, philosophy, political theory and anthropology. He then argues that the authors under study use exoticism both to interrogate dominant discourses of "home" (in its various forms of empire, Europe, and the centre) and to negotiate a tension between home and the exotic rather than opting for one or the other. The texts produced by these authors are the visible signs of this negotiation, and this work examines the figures and tactics of negotiation as they appear in such works as Montaigne's "Essays", Flaubert's "Salammbo", and Barthes's "Empire of signs". Using exoticism as a critical tool rather than as an object of study, the book clarifies its uses as a mode of representation from the Renaissance to the current postcolonial era.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816626045
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 6-May-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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