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Postcolonial contraventions: Cultural readings of race, imperialism and transnationalism

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ISBN: 9780719058271 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: History --- Migration
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Laura Chrisman's Colonial Discourse and Postcolonial Theory: A Reader was published in 1993. It quickly became a landmark of postcolonial studies. This timely new book offers insights into the field she helped establish. Both polemical and scholarly, Postcolonial contraventions is challenging in its analysis of black Atlantic studies, colonial discourse analysis and postcolonial theory. She provides important new paradigms for understanding imperial literature, Englishness, and black transnationalism. Her concerns range from the metropolitan centre of Conrad's Heart of Darkness, to fatherhood in Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk; from the marketing of South African literature to cosmopolitanism in Chinua Achebe; from utopian discourse in Benita Parry to Frederic Jameson's theorisation of empire. Chrisman also critically engages with postcolonial intellectuals Paul Gilroy, David Lloyd, Anne McClintock, Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Robert Young, uncovering conservatism from unexpected quarters. The book joins a growing chorus of materialist voices within postcolonial studies, and addresses an urgent need for greater attention to the political, historical and socio-economic elements of cultural production. This book will be of interest to students, researchers and teachers of postcolonial studies, theory and literature; black diaspora and Atlantic studies; imperialism and Victorian literature of empire, and British literature of the nineteenth century.

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spivak --- postcolonial --- diaspora

West Indian intellectuals in Britain

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ISBN: 9780719064746 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Sociology
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Caribbean migration to Britain brought many new things - new musics, new foods, new styles. It brought new ways of thinking too. This lively, innovative book explores the intellectual ideas which the West Indians brought with them to Britain. It shows that for more than a century West Indians living in Britain developed a dazzling intellectual critique of the codes of Imperial Britain. This is the first comprehensive discussion of the major Caribbean thinkers who came to live in twentieth-century Britain. Chapters discuss the influence of, amongst others, C. L. R. James, Una Marson, George Lamming, Jean Rhys, Claude McKay and V. S. Naipaul. The contributors to this fascinating volume draw from many different disciplines to bring alive the thought and personalities of the figures they discuss, providing a dramatic picture of intellectual developments in Britain from which we can still learn much. A lucid introduction argues that the recovery of this Caribbean past, on the home-territory of Britain itself, reveals much about the prospects of multiracial Britain. Written in an accessible manner, undergraduates and general readers interested in relations between the Caribbean and Britain, imperial history, literature, cultural and black studies will all find much of interest in this collection.

La diaspora noire des Amériques

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ISBN: 9782271062727 9782271091116 Year: Language: French
Publisher: CNRS Éditions
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Migrations, diasporas, communautés : autant de notions, autant de concepts – pour le moins ambigus – qui concernent les populations noires des Amériques et s’inscrivent au cœur des grands débats actuels. Comment en effet envisager la notion de « diaspora » lorsque l’on est confronté à un tissu complexe de cultures diverses ? Comment parler de « communauté » lorsque des peuples ne semblent se conformer à aucun modèle stable d’identité, pas même à celui réputé dynamique de l’« hybridité » ? Ut...

Digital Passages: Migrant Youth 2.0. Diaspora, Gender and Youth Cultural Intersections

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Book Series: MediaMatters ISBN: 9789089646408 Year: Pages: 324 DOI: 10.5117/9789089646408 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Media and communication
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Increasingly, young people live online, with the vast majority of their social and cultural interactions conducted through means other than face-to-face conversation. How does this transition impact the ways in which young migrants understand, negotiate, and perform identity? That's the question taken up by Digital Passages: Migrant Youth 2.0, a ground-breaking analysis of the ways that youth culture online interacts with issues of diaspora, gender, and belonging. Drawing on surveys, in-depth interviews, and ethnography, Koen Leurs builds an interdisciplinary portrait of online youth culture and the spaces it opens up for migrant youth to negotiate power relations and to promote intercultural understanding.

Familiar and Foreign: Identity in Iranian Film and Literature

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ISBN: 9781927356869 9781927356876 9781927356883 9781771990158 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781927356869.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The current political climate of confrontation between Islamist regimes and Western governments has resulted in the proliferation of essentialist perceptions of Iran and Iranians in the West. Such perceptions do not reflect the complex evolution of Iranian identity that occurred in the years following the Constitutional Revolution (1906–11) and the anti-imperialist Islamic Revolution of 1979. Despite the Iranian government’s determined pursuance of anti-Western policies and strict conformity to religious principles, the film and literature of Iran reflect the clash between a nostalgic pride in Persian tradition and an apparent infatuation with a more Eurocentric modernity. In Familiar and Foreign, Mannani and Thompson set out to explore the tensions surrounding the ongoing formulation of Iranian identity by bringing together essays on poetry, novels, memoir, and films. These include both canonical and less widely theorized texts, as well as works of literature written in English by authors living in diaspora.Challenging neocolonialist stereotypes, these critical excursions into Iranian literature and film reveal the limitations of collective identity as it has been configured within and outside of Iran. Through the examination of works by, among others, the iconic female poet Forugh Farrokhzad, the expatriate author Goli Taraqqi, the controversial memoirist Azar Nafisi, and the graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis, this volume engages with the complex and contested discourses of religion, patriarchy, and politics that are the contemporary product of Iran’s long and revolutionary history.

La diaspora haïtienne

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ISBN: 9782753520905 9782753536784 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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Loin des images stéréotypées et parfois caricaturales auxquelles renvoie la migration haïtienne, la réflexion présentée entend démystifier une expérience collective souvent mal comprise et cristallisant nombre de fantasmes nourris par l'histoire singulière d'Haïti. Dans quelle mesure la société haïtienne peut-elle être repensée à partir d'une réflexion sur sa diaspora ? En quoi le prisme diasporique éclaire-t-il d'un jour nouveau la compréhension du fait migratoire ? Peut-on convoquer la noti...

Redes, capital humano e geografias da competitividade

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Book Series: Geografias ISBN: 9789892611976 Year: Pages: 234 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1197-6 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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In the scope of the 16th Cultural Week of the University of Coimbra (2014) with as reunited a set of investigators who, sharing the same scientific concerns, discuss the issue(s) around the subjects of networks, human capital and geography of competiveness. It resulted in a set of research works about contemporary territorial relations, between continuous spatial logics and discontinued, Euclidian and topological in which, apart from the old geographical issues, slower, it were considered also the faster and technological mediate and networks structured relations. The urgency of studies in this are results from the importance that networks have in the strategical settlement of locations, gaining interest the analysis of the relations of geographic proximity and continuity, as well as the discontinued relations, those that seek strategic affinity associations yet scarred by distant and fragmented geographical positions. The discussion is, thus, developed around the understanding of how the strategic affirmation of places, on one hand, and the promotion of human capital, on the other, depend, at the same time, on old and new geographies, on the relations of proximity, relations at a distance (in networks) and still of the resilience of populations in the sense of the capability to adapt and answer reactively and proactively.

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Geography --- network --- human capital --- diaspora --- knowledge

Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys’ Writings

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ISBN: 9788376560687 9783110368123 Year: Pages: 140 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560687 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Using a theoretical approach and a critical summary, combining the perspectives in the postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis and narratology with the tools of hermeneutics and deconstruction, this book argues that Jean Rhys’ work can be subsumed under a poetics of cultural identity and hybridity. It also demonstrates the validity of the concept of hybridization as the expression of identity formation; the cultural boundaries variability; the opposition self-otherness, authenticity-fiction, trans-textuality; and the relevance of an integrated approach to multiple cultural identities as an encountering and negotiation space between writer, reader and work. The complexity of ontological and epistemological representation involves an interdisciplinary approach that blends a literary interpretive approach to social, anthropological, cultural and historical perspectives. The book concludes that in the author’s fictional universe, cultural identity is represented as a general human experience that transcends the specific conditionalities of geographical contexts, history and culture. The construction of identity by Jean Rhys is represented by the dichotomy of marginal identity and the identification with a human ideal designed either by the hegemonic discourse or metropolitan culture or by the dominant ideology. The identification with a pattern of cultural authenticity, of racial, ethnic, or national purism is presented as a purely destructive cultural projection, leading to the creation of a static universe in opposition to the diversity of human feelings and aspirations. Jean Rhys’s fictional discourse lies between “the anxiety of authorship” and “the anxiety of influence” and shows the postcolonial era of uprooting and migration in which the national ownership diluted the image of a “home” ambiguous located at the boundary between a myth of origins and a myth of becoming. The relationship between the individual and socio-cultural space is thus shaped in a dual hybrid position.

Les Albanais à Istanbul

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ISBN: 9782906053571 9782362450174 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Institut français d’études anatoliennes
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Ce dossier a pour objectif de donner une image des communautés albanaises et d’origine albanaise en Turquie et plus particulièrement à Istanbul : leur origine, leur fonctionnement et leurs relations avec les autres communautés albanaises dans les Balkans (Albanie, ex­ Yougoslavie, Grèce), dans le contexte géopolitique des années 1990. Ce contexte est bien sûr marqué à la fois par les crises successives qui ont marqué la décomposition de la Yougoslavie, dont la dernière, dans la province du K...

Migrations et diasporas turques

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ISBN: 9782706818189 9782362450464 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Institut français d’études anatoliennes
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À l’heure où la Turquie et l’Union Européenne entament les négociations d’adhésion, après quatre décennies de relations parfois houleuses, l’existence d’une population européenne d’origine turque nombreuse, de trois à quatre millions de ressortissants turcs ou d’Européens originaires de Turquie, a permis l’émergence de relations denses et quotidiennes entre les deux espaces géographiques. Il n’est pas ici directement question de l’intégration des immigrés, mais de l’ensemble des relations phy...

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