Allegories of Empire: The Figure of Woman in the Colonial Text

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Introduction Neocolonial Conditions of Reading
1
The Rise of Women in an Age of Progress Jane Eyre
27
The Civilizing Mission Disfigured
57
The Rise of Memsahibs in an Age of Empire On the Face of the Waters
85
The Unspeakable Limits of Civility A Passage to India
113
The Ruins of Time The Jewel in the Crown
137
Appendix
163
Notes
165
Index
187
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Seite xii - When we discover that there are several cultures instead of just one and consequently at the time when we acknowledge the end of a sort of cultural monopoly, be it illusory or real, we are threatened with the destruction of our own discovery. Suddenly it becomes possible that there are just others, that we ourselves are an "other

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