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Good. Cover has shelf wear, back left corner bumped. Pages have some pen and pencil markings. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 220 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Social Foundations of Aesthetic Forms Series. Audience: General/trade.
Near Fine. 8vo. Hardcover, 8vo. 206 pp with index. Bookplate on verso of FFEP. Top edge of pages lightly foxed. Else FINE in near fine dust jacket. Spine panel faded, else FINE. Now in Mylar. All domestic orders $100 and over will be upgraded to USPS Priority shipping at no additional cost.
Fine in Near Fine- jacket. Masks of Conquest traces modern English studies to its colonial origin. The book reveals that English literature as a subject in the curriculum was established in India well before its institutionalization in England and had its beginnings as a strategy of colonial management. The author probes tensions in British policy making between secular and religious impulses and shows how these were developed in new cultural meanings for English literature. She argues that in the political gamesmanship of colonial administration, the literary text served as a mirror of the ideal Englishman removed from the material activities of the colonial state. With skill and clarity, the author demonstrates that English literature is inextricably linked to the politics of empire while she challenges contemporary assumptions about canon formation and modern literary study. One small edge tear on back of jacket. Some very light foxing on top edge, otherwise in very nice condition.
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