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Locating Race
Locating Race (January 2009)
Global Sites of Post-Colonial Citizenship
Malini Johar Schueller - Author

Pinpoints the limits of many current globalization theories in challenging racial oppression, and argues instead for local and situated strategies for resisting racism and imperialism.

Locating Race provides a powerful critique of theories and fictions of globalization that privilege migration, transnationalism, and flows. Malini Johar Schueller argues that in order to resist racism and imperialism in the Un...(Read More)
 
 
Nativism and Modernity
Nativism and Modernity (January 2008)
Cultural Contestations in China and Taiwan under Global Capitalism
Ming-yan Lai - Author

Comparative study of contemporary nativist literary and cultural movements in China and Taiwan.

Nativism and Modernity is the first comparative study of xiangtu nativism in Taiwan and xungen nativism in China. It offers a new critical perspective on these two important literary and cultural movements in contemporary Chinese contexts and shows how nativism can be a vital form of place-based oppo...(Read More)
 
 
Of Irony and Empire
Of Irony and Empire (September 2007)
Islam, the West, and the Transcultural Invention of Africa
Laura Rice - Author

Examines the transformative power of irony in the creation of Muslim Africa.

Of Irony and Empire is a dynamic, thorough examination of Muslim writers from former European colonies in Africa who have increasingly entered into critical conversations with the metropole. Focusing on the period between World War I and the present, “the age of irony,” this book explores the political and symbolic invent...(Read More)
 
 
Hybridity
Hybridity (March 2007)
Limits, Transformations, Prospects
Anjali Prabhu - Author

Critical reevaluation of the concept of hybridity within postcolonial studies.

This critical engagement with some of the most prominent contemporary theorists of postcolonial studies reevaluates recent theories of hybridity and agency. Challenging the claim that hybridity provides a site of resistance to hegemonic and homogenizing forces in an increasingly globalized world, Anjali Prabhu pursues the ways in which ...(Read More)
 
 
From Kung Fu to Hip Hop
From Kung Fu to Hip Hop (February 2007)
Globalization, Revolution, and Popular Culture
M. T. Kato - Author

Explores the revolutionary potential of Bruce Lee and hip hop culture in the context of antiglobalization struggles and transnational capitalism.

From Kung Fu to Hip Hop looks at the revolutionary potential of popular culture in the sociohistorical context of globalization. Author M. T. Kato examines Bruce Lee’s movies, the countercultural aesthetics of Jimi Hendrix, and the autonomy of the hip hop nat...(Read More)
 
 
Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representations
Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representations (February 2006)
Natascha Gentz - Editor
Stefan Kramer - Editor


Explores the role of media in the construction of cultural identities.

Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representations provides a multidirectional approach for understanding the role of media in constructing cultural identities in a newly globalized media environment. The contributors cover a wide range of topics from different geopolitical areas, historical periods, and media g...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
 
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)
 
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