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Remembering Rousseau: nostalgia and the responsibilities of the self

Walder, Dennis (2005). Remembering Rousseau: nostalgia and the responsibilities of the self. Third World Quarterly, 26(3) pp. 423–430.

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Using Douanier Rousseau's La Bohemienne (1897) as starting-point, an exploration of how personal memory intersects with cultural history. Seeking out the implications of 'reading' a remembered image from the colonial past in the present, while thinking through what constitutes 'home' for former colonials, hovering between detachment and com plicity, yet provoked by the amorality and amnesia of postmodernist criticism.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0143-6597
Keywords: Douanier Rousseau; memory and exile; South African memories; representations of the Maghreb; Orientalism; La Bohemienne
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Item ID: 3492
Depositing User: Dennis Walder
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:04
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