Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Colonial Inscriptions by Carolyn M. Shaw

In Kenyan colonialist imagery, two contrasting groups were ostracized and demonized, the Kikuyu and the Maasai. They were constructed by European colonialists as representations of the noble savage and the deceitful servant, in a fashion similar to American representation of the Black slave and the "wild" Indian. Carolyn Martin Shaw examines this imagery in the works of historians and ethnographers, and in novels and films. Through the works of Louis Leakey, Jomo Kenyatta, Elspeth Huxley and Isak Dinesen, along with her own ethnographic research, Martin Shaw investigates the discourses which shaped inequalities, rivalries, and fantasies in colonial Kenya. She explores narratives of domination and subordination, arguing that Europeans brought with them to Africa certain racist notions that were subsequently transformed to the needs of a colonial power structure. Including discussion of the controversial practice of female genital mutilation, "Colonial Inscriptions" presents an African-American woman's views of how images of African colonialism have been influenced by European and American racism and sexual fantasies.

Buy Colonial Inscriptions by Carolyn M. Shaw from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780816625253
ISBN-10: 0816625255
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 17-May-1995
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Colonial Inscriptions by Carolyn M. Shaw

Book Reviews - Colonial Inscriptions by Carolyn M. Shaw

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Colonial Inscriptions book by Carolyn M. Shaw and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review