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The Resource Conrad and empire, Stephen Ross

Conrad and empire, Stephen Ross

Label
Conrad and empire
Title
Conrad and empire
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Ross
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Conrad and Empire, Stephen Ross challenges the orthodoxy of the last thirty years of Conrad criticism by arguing that to focus on issues of race and imperialism in Conrad's work is to miss the larger and more important engagement with developing globalization undertaken there. Drawing on the conceptual model provided by Arjun Appadurai and by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Ross maintains that Conrad's major novels confront an emergent new world order that replaces nation-state-based models of geopolitics with the global rule of capitalism, and shows how Conrad supplements this conceptualization by tracing the concrete effects such a change on the psyches of individual subjects. Borrowing from Slavoj Zizek and Jacques Lacan, Ross contends that Conrad's major novels present us with an astute vision of a truly global world order." "Devoting a chapter to each novel, the author analyzes Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo, and The Secret Agent to expose their social vision, their concern with individual experience, and their philosophical synthesis of the two. After showing how Conrad sets the stage, Ross considers selected characters' personal histories and the family romances by which Conrad sheds light on individual characters' motives, exposing the penetration of ideological forces into personal lives. He then shows how the drama of slave mortality in each of the novels synthesizes their critique of social organization and their attention to personal history by revealing how each novel follows an individual character's doomed attempt to transcend the totalizing dimensions of Empire."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
REDDC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Stephen
Dewey number
823/.912
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR6005.O4
LC item number
Z7883 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Colonies in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Political and social views
  • Internationalisatie
  • Kapitalisme
Label
Conrad and empire, Stephen Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-203) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The heart's desire -- Dereliction of duty -- Our man in Sulaco -- The perfect anarchist
Control code
70734624
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826215185
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70734624
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Conrad and empire, Stephen Ross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-203) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The heart's desire -- Dereliction of duty -- Our man in Sulaco -- The perfect anarchist
Control code
70734624
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826215185
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70734624
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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