Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives (Studies in Classical Philology)

Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives (Studies in Classical Philology)

By: Aamir Rashid Mufti (author), Ella Shohat (author), etc. (author), Anne McClintock (author)Paperback

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Most people in the world, from Africa to Asia and beyond, live in the aftermath of colonialism. Their day-to-day lives are defined by their past history as colonized peoples, often in ways that are subtle or hard to define. Here contributors address the issues raised by the postcolonial condition, considering nationhood, history, gender and identity from an interdisciplinary perspective. Among the questions they address are: What are the boundaries of race and ethnicity in a diasporic world? How have women been so effectively excluded from national power? What have been the historical aftermaths of different forms of colonialism? What are the cultural and political consequences of colonial partitions of the nation-state?


Part I Contesting nations zionism from the standpoint of its victims, Edward W. Said; Sephardim in Israel: Zionism from the standpoint of its Jewish victims, Ella Shohat; Of Balkans and Bantustans - ethnic cleansing and the crisis in national legitimation, Rob Nixon; "No longer in a future heaven" - Gender, race and nationalism, Anne McClintock; Currying favour - The politics of British educational and cultural policy in India, 1813-1954, Gauri Viswanathan; The nation as imagined community, Jean Franco. Part II Multiculturalism and diasporic identities; on the question of a theory of (Third) World literature, Madhava Prasad; Caliban speaks 500 years later, Roberto Fernandez Retamar; The local and the global: Globalization and ethnicity, Stuart Hall ; Multiculturalism and the neo-conservatives, Robert Stam ; Shuckin' off the African American native other: What's "Po-Mo" got to do with it?, Wahneema Lubiano; Identity, meaning and the African-American, Michael Hanchard; Just looking for trouble - Robert Maplethorpe and fantasies of race, Kobena Mercer. Part III Gender and the politics of race Under Western eyes - Feminist scholarship and colonial Chandra Talpade Mohanty; Traddutora, Traditora - A paradigmatic figure of Chicana feminism, Norma Alarcon ; American Indian women- At the centre of indigenous resistance in contemporary North America, M. Annette Jaimes with Theresa Halsey; "On the threshold of woman's era" - Lynching, empire, and sexuality in Black feminist theory, Hazel V. Carby; Making empire respectable - The politics of race and sexual morality in 20th-century colonial cultures, Ann L. Stoler; Age, race, class, and sex - Women redefining difference, Audre Lorde; Gender is burning - Questions of appropriation and subversion, Judith Butler; Sisterhood - Political solidarity between women bell hooks. Part IV Postcolonial theory Not you/like you - Post-colonial women and the interlocking questions of identity and difference, Trinh T. Minh-ha; Is the "post" in "post-colonial" the "post" in "post-modern"?, Kwame Anthony Appiah; The world and the home, Homi K. Bhabha; Reading Africa through Foucault - V.Y. Mudimbe's reaffirmation of the subject, Manthia Diawana; Teaching for the times Gayatri Spivak; Postcolonial criticism and Indian historiography Gyan Prakash; The postcolonial aura - Third World criticism in the age of global capitalism, Arif Dirlik.

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  • ISBN13: 9780816626496
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  • Number Of Pages: 560
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  • ISBN10: 0816626499

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