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Author Randall, Don, 1956-

Title Kipling's imperial boy : adolescence and cultural hybridity / Don Randall
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2000


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Description 192 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for Kipling's imperial boy : adolescence and cultural hybridity / Don Randall. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- Introduction -- The Genealogy of the Imperial Boy -- The Jungle Book : Post-Mutiny Allegories of Empire -- Stalky & -- Co. : Resituating the Empire and the Imperial Boy -- Kim : Ethnography and the Hybrid Boy -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 Views on imperialism, Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 Characters Boys, Political fiction, English History and criticism, Multiculturalism in literature, Imperialism in literature, Adolescence in literature, Colonies in literature, India In literature, Boys in literature
Summary "Kipling's Imperial Boy opens by examining the significance of boyhood in the evolution of European modernity. Chapter 1 shows how closely the figure of the adolescent (the boy) is associated with questions of imperial expansion and consolidation. The chapters that follow take up Kipling's fictions of the imperial boy, emphasizing the imaginative link between adolescence and cultural hybridity and offering detailed readings of The Jungle Book, Stalky and Co., and Kim. Chapter 2 considers Mowgli as the organizing figure in an allegorical treatment of British imperial history in India. Chapter 3, on Stalky and Co., shows how Kipling's school stories disrupt the conception of an insular English culture, by opening the imperial 'centre' to the influences of the colonial 'periphery'. Chapters 4 and 5 examine the hybrid Kim's role in Kipling's envisioning of British India, first in relation to imperial administration and intelligence, then in relation to ethnography."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [182]-187) and index
Subject Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 -- Characters -- Boys
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Adolscence in literature
Political fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Multiculturalism in literature.
Colonies in literature.
Imperialism in literature.
Boys in literature.
Adolescence in literature.
India -- In literature.
LC no. 00041494
ISBN 0333761049