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Paradoxes of Postcolonial Culture
Paradoxes of Postcolonial Culture (November 2004)
Contemporary Women Writers of the Indian and Afro-Italian Diaspora
Sandra Ponzanesi - Author

Explores postcolonial discourse from the standpoint of feminism and writers in minority languages.

This innovative contribution to understanding the promise and contradictions of contemporary postcolonial culture applies a wide array of theoretical tools to a large body of literature. The author compares the work of established Indian writers including Bharati Mukherjee, Meena Alexander, Sara Suleri, and Sunetra Gupta...(Read More)
 
 
Edward Said at the Limits
Edward Said at the Limits (January 2004)
Mustapha Marrouchi - Author

Shows the full breadth and scope of Edward Said's work and of his role as a public intellectual.

In Edward Said at the Limits, Mustapha Marrouchi offers a sensitive critique of Edward Said, one of America's foremost commentators on the Palestinian cause. Marrouchi does justice to the extraordinary life of a complex figure who was fundamentally a humanist committed to the eradication of domination and whose angry ...(Read More)
 
 
Postcolonial Narrative and the Work of Mourning
Postcolonial Narrative and the Work of Mourning (December 2003)
J.M. Coetzee, Wilson Harris, and Toni Morrison
Sam Durrant - Author

A cross-cultural analysis of the work of Coetzee, Harris and Morrison, demonstrating that the fundamental task of postcolonial narrative is the work of mourning.

Sam Durrant’s powerfully original book compares the ways in which the novels of J. M. Coetzee, Wilson Harris, and Toni Morrison memorialize the traumatic histories of racial oppression that continue to haunt our postcolonial era. The works examined bear witness ...(Read More)
 
 
Empire and Poetic Voice
Empire and Poetic Voice (December 2003)
Cognitive and Cultural Studies of Literary Tradition and Colonialism
Patrick Colm Hogan - Author

Explores the relation of post-colonization authors to literary traditions.

In Empire and Poetic Voice Patrick Colm Hogan draws on a broad and detailed knowledge of Indian, African, and European literary cultures to explore the way colonized writers respond to the subtle and contradictory pressures of both metropolitan and indigenous traditions. He examines the work of two influential theorists of identity, Judi...(Read More)
 
 
Relocating Agency
Relocating Agency (March 2003)
Modernity and African Letters
Olakunle George - Author

Winner CHOICE 2003 Outstanding Academic Title

A postmodernist metacritical look at theories of African literature.

Combining a sustained critical engagement of Anglo-American theory with focused close-readings of major African writers, this book performs a long-overdue cross-fertilization of ideas among poststructuralism, postcolonial theory, and African literature. The autho...(Read More)
 
 
White Women in Racialized Spaces
White Women in Racialized Spaces (August 2002)
Imaginative Transformation and Ethical Action in Literature
Samina Najmi - Editor
Rajini Srikanth - Editor

Explores the unique relationship between white women and racial Others in a wide variety of literary works.  

At once racially privileged and sexually marginalized, white women have been energetic in calling for solidarity among all women in opposing patriarchy, but have not been equally motivated to examine their own racial privilege. White Women in Racialized Spaces turns primarily to literature to illumi...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Dichotomies
Beyond Dichotomies (July 2002)
Histories, Identities, Cultures, and the Challenge of Globalization
Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi - Editor

Confronts the cultural challenges of globalization.

Beyond Dichotomies examines literary texts, cultural production, and concrete local practices within the context of modernity and globalization by focusing on the ways in which some societies confront the complexity of cultures reflected in new forms of knowledge, narratives, and subjectivities. The contributors explore how particular societies negotiate the rela...(Read More)
 
 
Colonialism Past and Present
Colonialism Past and Present (October 2001)
Reading and Writing about Colonial Latin America Today
Alvaro Felix Bolanos - Editor
Gustavo Verdesio - Editor

Critiques lingering manifestations of colonialism in contemporary Latin American scholarship.

This collection of essays offers alternative readings of historical and literary texts produced during Latin America's colonial period. By considering the political and ideological implications of the texts' interpretation yesterday and today, it attempts to "decolonize" the field of Latin American studies and promote an ethical, interdiscipli...(Read More)
 
 
Life After the Soviet Union
Life After the Soviet Union (October 2001)
The Newly Independent Republics of the Transcaucasus and Central Asia
Nozar Alaolmolki - Author

Examines the political, social, and economic issues confronted by each of the newly independent republics in the Transcaucasus and Central Asian regions.

In separate chapters covering Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, this book examines the impact of the radical social, economic, and political transformations enacted upon them by both Czarist Russia and then the Soviet Union. With the demise of com...(Read More)
 
 
Eating Their Words
Eating Their Words (September 2001)
Cannibalism and the Boundaries of Cultural Identity
Kristen Guest - Editor
Maggie Kilgour - Foreword by

Examines the figure of the cannibal as it relates to cultural identity in a wide range of literary and cultural texts.

Linking cannibalism to issues of difference crucial to contemporary literary criticism and theory, the essays included here cover material from a variety of contexts and historical periods and approach their subjects from a range of critical perspectives. Along with such canonical works as The Odyssey...(Read More)
 
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