The politics of the exotic: the paradox of cultural voyerism

Hawthorne, Susan (1989) The politics of the exotic: the paradox of cultural voyerism. NWSA Journal, 1 (4). pp. 617-629.

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Abstract

Oppositional responses to the post-war milieu - national liberation struggles and movements concerned with the politics of race, class, gender and most recently, of ableness - have given many people who had previously been silenced both the means and the impetus to engage in imaginative endeavour. The flourishing of imagination has become a way for marginalized groups to claim visibility in the face of the dominant culture. Post-colonial artists and writers are asserting an identity and a history which had been denied by the colonial regimes that "pushed two billion people to the margins of existence in this world and defined them as 'under-developed.'" Visual, performing, musical and literary arts that challenge preconceived notions of culture have emerged into the public sphere.

Item ID: 54936
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1527-1889
Keywords: native culture; women; voyeurism; novelists; novels; capitalism; bestselling books; lesbianism; postcolonial literature
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Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 07:37
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200211 Postcolonial Studies @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing @ 100%
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