Discourse on Colonialism

Author: Aimé Césaire
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1583674101
Category: History
Page: 102
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"Césaire's essay stands as an important document in the development of third world consciousness--a process in which [he] played a prominent role." --Library Journal This classic work, first published in France in 1955, profoundly influenced the generation of scholars and activists at the forefront of liberation struggles in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Nearly twenty years later, when published for the first time in English, Discourse on Colonialism inspired a new generation engaged in the Civil Rights, Black Power, and anti-war movements and has sold more than 75,000 copies to date. Aimé Césaire eloquently describes the brutal impact of capitalism and colonialism on both the colonizer and colonized, exposing the contradictions and hypocrisy implicit in western notions of "progress" and "civilization" upon encountering the "savage," "uncultured," or "primitive." Here, Césaire reaffirms African values, identity, and culture, and their relevance, reminding us that "the relationship between consciousness and reality are extremely complex. . . . It is equally necessary to decolonize our minds, our inner life, at the same time that we decolonize society." An interview with Césaire by the poet René Depestre is also included.

Political Shakespeare

Essays in Cultural Materialism
Author: Jonathan Dollimore,Alan Sinfield
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719043529
Category: Drama
Page: 295
View: 5752
1. Shakespeare, cultural materialism and the new historicism-2. Renaissance authority and its subversion, Henry IV and Henry V.- 3. This thing of darkness I acknowledge mine: The Tempest and the discourse of Colonialism. - 4. Transgressioon and surveillance in Measure for Measure. - 5. The patriarchal bard: feminist criticism and Shakespeare: King Lear and Measure for Measure. - 6. Strategies of State and political plays: A Midsummer Nights̀ Dream, Henry V, Henry VIII. - 7. Shakespeare understudies: the sodomite, the prostitute, the transvestite and their critics. - 8. Introduction: Reproductions, interventions. - 9. Givee an account of Shakespeare and Education, showing why you think they are effective and what you have appreciated about them. Support your comments with precise references. - 10. Royal Shakespeare: theatre and the making of ideology. - 11. Radical potentiality and institutional closure:Shakespeare in film and television. - 12. How Brecht read Shakespeare. - 13. Heritage and the market, regulation and desublimation.

Milton's Imperial Epic

Paradise Lost and the Discourse of Colonialism
Author: John Martin Evans
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801432118
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 194
View: 1340
"In the opinion of J. Martin Evans, Paradise Lost is at heart a poem about empire. Written during the crucial first phase of English empire-building in the New World, Milton's epic registers the radically divided attitudes toward the settlement of America that existed in seventeenth-century Protestant England. Evans looks at the relationship between Paradise Lost and the pervasive colonial discourse of Milton's time. Evans bases his analysis on the literature of exploration and colonialism. The primary sources on which he draws range from sermons about the New World justifying colonization and exhorting virtue among colonists to promotional pamphlets designed to lure people and investment into the colonies. Evans's research allows him to create a richly textured picture of anxiety and optimism, guilt and moral certitude." "The central question is whether Milton supported England's colonization or covertly attempted to subvert it. In contrast to those who attribute to Paradise Lost a specific political agenda for the American colonies, Evans maintains that Milton reflects the complexity and ambivalence of attitudes held by English society." "Analyzing Paradise Lost against this background, Evans offers a new perspective on such fundamental issues as the narrator's shifting stance in the poem, the unique character of Milton's prelapsarian paradise, and the moral and intellectual status of Adam and Eve before and after the Fall. From Satan's arrival in Hell to the expulsion from the garden of Eden, Milton's version of the Genesis myth resonates with the complex thematics of Renaissance colonialism."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory

A Reader
Author: Patrick Williams,Laura Chrisman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317325249
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 584
View: 1137
This popular text provides an in-depth introduction to debates within post-colonial theory and criticism. The readings are drawn from a diverse selection of thinkers both historical and contemporary.

The Final Years of British Hong Kong

The Discourse of Colonial Withdrawal
Author: J. Flowerdew
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349261351
Category: Political Science
Page: 258
View: 5515
This book critically reviews the British experience in Hong Kong with special emphasis on the tenure of the last governor, Chris Patten, and the discourse he used in guiding the transfer of sovereignty to China. While the People's Republic of China proclaimed the recovery of Hong Kong to be just retribution for a century and a half of national shame under British rule, Patten, as the spokesperson for the British, was concerned that Britain's exit from its last significant colony should be an honourable one.

Black British Cultural Studies

A Reader
Author: Houston A. Baker, Jr.,Manthia Diawara,Ruth H. Lindeborg,Ruth H Lindeborg
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226144801
Category: History
Page: 340
View: 6623
Black British Cultural Studies has attracted significant attention recently in the American academy both as a model for cultural studies generally and as a corrective to reigning constructions of Blackness within African-American studies. This anthology offers the first book-length selection of writings by key figures in this field. From Stuart Hall's classic study of racially structured societies to an interview by Manthia Diawara with Sonia Boyce, a leading figure in the Black British arts movement, the papers included here have transformed cultural studies through their sustained focus on the issue of race. Much of the book centers on Black British arts, especially film, ranging from a historical overview of Black British cinema to a weighing of the costly burden on Black artists of representing their communities. Other essays consider such topics as race and representation and colonial and postcolonial discourse. This anthology will be an invaluable and timely resource for everyone interested in cultural studies. It also has much to offer students of anthropology, sociology, media and film studies, and literary criticism.

Postcolonial Criticism

Author: Bart Moore-Gilbert,Gareth Stanton,Willy Maley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317891929
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 312
View: 2061
Post-colonial theory is a relatively new area in critical contemporary studies, having its foundations more Postcolonial Criticism brings together some of the most important critical writings in the field, and aims to present a clear overview of, and introduction to, one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of contemporary literary criticism. It charts the development of the field both historically and conceptually, from its beginnings in the early post-war period to the present day. The first phase of postcolonial criticism is recorded here in the pioneering work of thinkers like Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, and Gayatri Spivak. More recently, a new generation of academics have provided fresh assessments of the interaction of class, race and gender in cultural production, and this generation is represented in the work of Aijaz Ahmad, bell hooks, Homi Bhabha, Abdul JanMohamed and David Lloyd. Topics covered include negritude, national culture, orientalism, subalternity, ambivalence, hybridity, white settler societies, gender and colonialism, culturalism, commonwealth literature, and minority discourse. The collection includes an extensive general introduction which clearly sets out the key stages, figures and debates in the field. The editors point to the variety, even conflict, within the field, but also stress connections and parallels between the various figures and debates which they identify as central to an understanding of it. The introduction is followed by a series of ten essays which have been carefully chosen to reflect both the diversity and continuity of postcolonial criticism. Each essay is supported by a short introduction which places it in context with the rest of the author's work, and identifies how its salient arguments contribute to the field as a whole. This is a field which covers many disciplines including literary theory, cultural studies, philosophy, geography, economics, history and politics. It is designed to fit into the current modular arrangement of courses, and is therefore suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate courses which address postcolonial issues and the 'new' literatures in English.

Colonial Discourse and Post-colonial Theory

A Reader
Author: Patrick Williams,Laura Chrisman,Visiting Associate Professor of English Brown University Lecturer in English Laura Chrisman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231100212
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 570
View: 3470
Provides an in-depth introduction to debates within post-colonial theory and criticism. The many contributors include Frantz Fanon, Amilcar Cabral, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Homi Bhabha, Edward Said, Anthony Giddens, Anne McClintock, Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy, and bell hooks.

Zwischen den Attentaten

Geschichten aus einer Stadt
Author: Aravind Adiga
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406622550
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 9940
In seinem neuen Buch führt uns Aravind Adiga, der mit dem Booker Prize ausgezeichnete Autor des Weltbestsellers «Der weiße Tiger», in einer siebentägigen Tour durch die Stadt Kittur. Wie in Adigas preisgekröntem Roman wird auch hier mit Witz und Furor, Mitgefühl und Humor, Mut und Leidenschaft von einer Welt der unbarmherzigen Gegensätze und des unbeugsamen überlebenswillens erzählt, die uns faszinierend fremd und doch unheimlich vertraut ist.


Author: Sara Mills
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134836058
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
View: 6183
Sara Mills offers an accessible and comprehensive analysis of the term 'discourse' and explores the theoretical assumptions underlying it. This handy, easy to follow pocket guidebook for students provides: straightforward working definitions historical developments of the term studied analysis of Michel Foucault discussion of the appropriation of the term 'discourse' by feminist, colonial and post-colonial discourse theorists examples of literary and non-literary texts to illustrate the use of 'discourse'.

Beginning Postcolonialism

Author: John McLeod
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719052095
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 274
View: 6045
Postcolonialism has become one of the most exciting, expanding and challenging areas of literary and cultural studies today. Designed especially for those studying the topic for the first time, Beginning Postcolonialism introduces the major areas of concern in a clear, accessible, and organized fashion. It provides an overview of the emergence of postcolonialism as a discipline and closely examines many of its important critical writings.


Cultural Production and the Transnational Imaginary
Author: Rob Wilson,Wimal Dissanayake
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822317128
Category: Political Science
Page: 399
View: 905
This groundbreaking collection focuses on what may be, for cultural studies, the most intriguing aspect of contemporary globalization—the ways in which the postnational restructuring of the world in an era of transnational capitalism has altered how we must think about cultural production. Mapping a "new world space" that is simultaneously more globalized and localized than before, these essays examine the dynamic between the movement of capital, images, and technologies without regard to national borders and the tendency toward fragmentation of the world into increasingly contentious enclaves of difference, ethnicity, and resistance. Ranging across issues involving film, literature, and theory, as well as history, politics, economics, sociology, and anthropology, these deeply interdisciplinary essays explore the interwoven forces of globalism and localism in a variety of cultural settings, with a particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. Powerful readings of the new image culture, transnational film genre, and the politics of spectacle are offered as is a critique of globalization as the latest guise of colonization. Articles that unravel the complex links between the global and local in terms of the unfolding narrative of capital are joined by work that illuminates phenomena as diverse as "yellow cab" interracial sex in Japan, machinic desire in Robocop movies, and the Pacific Rim city. An interview with Fredric Jameson by Paik Nak-Chung on globalization and Pacific Rim responses is also featured, as is a critical afterword by Paul Bové. Positioned at the crossroads of an altered global terrain, this volume, the first of its kind, analyzes the evolving transnational imaginary—the full scope of contemporary cultural production by which national identities of political allegiance and economic regulation are being undone, and in which imagined communities are being reshaped at both the global and local levels of everyday existence.

Aus den Ruinen des Empires

Die Revolte gegen den Westen und der Wiederaufstieg Asiens
Author: Pankaj Mishra
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104027463
Category: History
Page: 448
View: 880
Asiens Antwort auf den westlichen Imperialismus: »Provokant, beschämend und überzeugend« The Times Nachdem die letzten Erben des Mogul-Reiches getötet und der Sommerpalast in Peking zerstört war, schien die asiatische Welt vom Westen besiegt. Erstmals erzählt der Essayist und Schriftsteller Pankaj Mishra, wie in dieser Situation Intellektuelle in Indien, China und Afghanistan eine Fülle an Ideen entwickelten, die zur Grundlage für ein neues Asien wurden. Sie waren es, die Mao und Gandhi inspirierten und neue Strömungen des Islam anregten. Von hier aus nahmen die verschiedenen Länder ihren jeweiligen Weg in die Moderne. Unterhaltsam und eindringlich schildert Pankaj Mishra die Entstehung des antikolonialen Denkens und seine Folgen. Ein Buch, das einen völlig neuen Blick auf die Geschichte der Welt bietet und den Schlüssel liefert, um das heutige Asien zu verstehen. »Brillant. Mishra spiegelt den tradierten westlichen Blick auf Asien zurück. Moderne Geschichte, wie sie die Mehrheit der Weltbevölkerung erfahren hat - von der Türkei bis China. Großartig.« Orhan Pamuk »Lebendig ... fesselnd ... ›Aus den Ruinen des Empires‹ hat die Kraft, nicht nur zu belehren, sondern zu schockieren.« Mark Mazower, Financial Times

Out There

Marginalization and Contemporary Cultures
Author: Russell Ferguson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262560641
Category: Art
Page: 446
View: 6783
Collection of essays dealing in inclusion and exclusion of majorities and minorities in art

Reading Arab Women's Autobiographies

Shahrazad Tells Her Story
Author: Nawar Al-Hassan Golley
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292784414
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 254
View: 7521
Authors of autobiographies are always engaged in creating a "self" to present to their readers. This process of self-creation raises a number of intriguing questions: why and how does anyone choose to present herself or himself in an autobiography? Do women and men represent themselves in different ways and, if so, why? How do differences in culture affect the writing of autobiography in various parts of the world? This book tackles these questions through a close examination of Arab women's autobiographical writings. Nawar Al-Hassan Golley applies a variety of western critical theories, including Marxism, colonial discourse, feminism, and narrative theory, to the autobiographies of Huda Shaarawi, Fadwa Tuqan, Nawal el-Saadawi, and others to demonstrate what these critical methodologies can reveal about Arab women's writing. At the same time, she also interrogates these theories against the chosen texts to see how adequate or appropriate these models are for analyzing texts from other cultures. This two-fold investigation sheds important new light on how the writers or editors of Arab women's autobiographies have written, documented, presented, and organized their texts.

German Images of the Self and the Other

Nationalist, Colonialist and Anti-Semitic Discourse 1871-1918
Author: F. Rash
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137030216
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 222
View: 3589
This book provides a detailed linguistic analysis of the nationalist discourses of the German Second Reich, which most effectively demonstrate the contrasting images of the German Self and its various Others, such as Jews, native Africans, gypsies and the enemy Other during the First World War.

Visual Culture

The Reader
Author: Jessica Evans,Stuart Hall
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761962489
Category: Social Science
Page: 478
View: 1860
Visual Culture provides an invaluable resource of over 30 key statements from a wide range of disciplines, including four editorial essays which place the readings in their historical and theoretical context. Although underpinned by a focus on contemporary cultural theory, this reader puts issues of visual culture and the rhetoric of the image at center stage.

Film Theory

Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies
Author: Philip Simpson,Andrew Utterson,Karen J. Shepherdson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415259743
Category: Cinematography
Page: 416
View: 2895