❰Read❯ ➳ The Postcolonial Eye Author Alison Ravenscroft – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Informed by theories of the visual knowledge and desire The Postcolonial Eye is about the 'eye' and the 'I' in contemporary Australian scenes of race Specifically it is about seeing where vision is ta Informed by theories of the visual knowledge and desire The Postcolonial Eye is about the 'eye' and the 'I' in contemporary Australian scenes of race Specifically it is about seeing where vision is taken to be subjective and shaped by desire and about knowing one another across the cultural divide between The Postcolonial ePUB ô white and Indigenous Australia Writing against current moves to erase this divide and to obscure difference Alison Ravenscroft stresses that modern Indigenous cultures can be profoundly even bewilderingly strange and at times unknowable within the terms of 'white' cultural forms She argues for a different ethics of looking in particular for aesthetic practices that allow Indigenous cultural products especially in the literary arts to retain their strangeness in the eyes of a white subjectThe specificity of her subject matter allows Ravenscroft to deal with the broad issues of postcolonial theory and race and ethnicity without generalising This specificity is made visible in for example Ravenscroft's treatment of the figuring of white desire in Aboriginal fiction film and life stories and in her treatment of contemporary Indigenous cultural practices While it is located in Australian Studies Ravenscroft's book in its rigorous interrogation of the dynamics of race and whiteness and engagement with European and American literature and criticism has far reaching implications for understanding the important uestion of race and vision.
- 194 pages
- The Postcolonial Eye
- Alison Ravenscroft
- 19 July 2016 Alison Ravenscroft