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Caliban's Victorian children: Racial negotiations from emancipation to jubilee

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Williams,Tony Paxton (Author)
Format:
Dissertation/Thesis
Publication Date:
2013
URL:
http://search.proquest.com/docview/1447018891/fulltextPDF/E3D5FE94C91042E0PQ/1?accountid=14553
Published:
Pennsylvania: Temple University
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Jamaica, Blacks, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Africa, Agency, Seacole, Mary, 1805-1881, Liberia, Black Victorians, Caliban, Blyden, Edward W., 1832-1912
Notes:
234 p., This dissertation examines the various discursive expressions of black agency that formed the stereotypical representations of African descendants found in Victorian racial discourse. It is, therefore, an analysis of the discursive practices of peoples of African descent and not of the actual stereotypes frequently associated with Victorian racial discourse. A close reading and analysis of the discursive practices of peoples of African descent subject to British rule will generate more focused critical narratives about the fantasies that plagued the British imagination well into the 20sth century. This study also suggest that contemporary scholars should look at Victorian racial discourse as an active dialogue and conversation with the Other, rather than a description of the psychology of power.