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Kolonialität und Geschlecht im 20. Jahrhundert

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Book Series: Postcolonial Studies ISBN: 9783839444108 9783837644104 Year: Pages: 370 DOI: 10.14361/9783839444108 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: History --- Migration
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National identity and patriarchal gender roles – in what ways are both intertwined with »colonization«? An examination that takes Switzerland as an example.

Die Mimikry des Völkerrechts

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Book Series: Studien zur Geschichte des Völkerrechts ISBN: 9783845288604 Year: Volume: 38 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5771/9783845288604 Language: DE
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Subject: Law
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"To this day, the history of international law is dominated by a Eurocentric historiography in which non-European worlds play a passive role at best. Master narratives of universalisation and progress may include their histories; however, they appear not in the form of actors, but as mere receivers.By analysing the first Hispano-American textbook on international law, this transdisciplinary study questions this narrative of passivity. In his compendium, published in 1833, the Chilean polymath Andrés Bello translated European doctrines of international law for use in the context of the “New World”. Using a postcolonial approach, the study demonstrates that the imitation of the European discourse on international law was not a purely passive and submissive act, but deeply ambivalent behaviour which opens up a space for resistance and is reminiscent of Homi K. Bhabha’s concept of mimicry."

Empire Girls: the colonial heroine comes of age

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ISBN: 9781922064554 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.20851/empire-girls Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Empire Girls: the colonial heroine comes of age is a critical examination of three novels by writers from different regions of the British Empire: Olive Schreiner’s The Story of An African Farm (South Africa), Sara Jeannette Duncan’s A Daughter of Today (Canada) and Henry Handel Richardson’s The Getting of Wisdom (Australia). All three novels commence as conventional Bildungsromane, yet the plots of all diverge from the usual narrative structure, as a result of both their colonial origins and the clash between their aspirational heroines and the plots available to them. In an analysis including gender, empire, nation and race, Empire Girls provides new critical perspectives on the ways in which this dominant narrative form performs very differently when taken out of its metropolitan setting.

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