Shakespeare, Race and Colonialism
By (author) Ania Loomba
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Shakespeare, Race and Colonialism by Ania Loomba
Book DescriptionDid Shakespeare and his contemporaries think at all in terms of "race"? Examining the depiction of cultural, religious, and ethnic difference in Shakespeare's plays, Ania Loomba considers how 17th-century ideas differed from the later ideologies of "race" that emerged during colonialism, as well as from older ideas about barbarism, blackness, and religious difference. An accessible yet nuanced analysis of the plays explores how Shakespeare's ideas of race were shaped by beliefs about colour, religion, nationality, class, money and gender.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198711759
(211mm x 141mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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