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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of “strategic primitivism.” Tracing the development of McKay’s primitivism from Home to Harlem (1928) and Banjo (1929) to his most recently published novel, this essay suggests an evolution along philosophical, political, and stylistic lines. Romance in Marseille deconstructs the primitive/civilized binary...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of Etherington’s revisionism but finds its letter challenged by Romance in Marseille . There, she contends, the festive “strategic primitivism” of Home to Harlem and Banjo is abandoned in favor of a thoroughgoing Depression-era deconstruction of the primitive/civilized opposition—a deconstruction that should...
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English Language Notes (2022) 60 (1): 101–121.
Published: 01 April 2022
... explicitly to curb the activities of Wahhabi groups. 44 Organized Wahhabi opposition, cast by Britons as sectarian and scheming, combined with ideas of Asian primitivism and fatalism helped explain the origins of the mutiny. “Fatalism is the great mover in the disposition of the native. He runs mad...