Postcolonial Subjectivities in Africa

This book crosses the frontier of critical theory by illuminating the contradictory predicaments Africans confront at the turn of the 21st century.

Author: Pnina Werbner

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 1856499553

Category: Social Science

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This book crosses the frontier of critical theory by illuminating the contradictory predicaments Africans confront at the turn of the 21st century. The essays recognize postcolonies troubled by state decline and increasing exploitation, dispossession and marginalizaiton, but avoid Afro-pessimism's reduction of subjects to mere victims. This book opens a fresh field for comparative research and theory on postcolonial transformations in intersubjectivity.
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From Subjects to Subjectivities

At the heart of the book are 10 exemplars of interpretive and participatory action research which describe the rationale for and process of using these methods in actual cases.

Author: Deborah L. Tolman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814782583

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

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General Series Editors: Gay Wilson Allen and Sculley Bradley Originally published between 1961 and 1984, and now available in paperback for the first time, the critically acclaimed Collected Writings of Walt Whitman captures every facet of one of America's most important poets. In discussing letter-writing, Whitman made his own views clear. Simplicity and naturalness were his guidelines. ”I like my letters to be personal—very personal—and then stop.“ The six volumes in The Correspondence comprise nearly 3,000 letters written over a half century, revealing Whitman the person as no other documents can. This volume, together with Volume V, covers the last seven years of Whitman’s life, giving an almost day-by-day account of his long struggle with various ailments, his stoical acceptance of constant pain, but also his continuing energy. This period saw his supervision and publication of two complete editions of Leaves of Grass, as well as November Boughs and Good-bye My Fancy. Although Whitman himself admitted that many of his later poems were “pot boilers,” designed primarily to make money, his recognition and popularity continued to grow as his health declined. His poems were printed seemingly everywhere and the volume of critical commentary increased. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Whitman did not suffer from neglect of indifference.
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Modal Subjectivities

In this boldly innovative book, renowned musicologist Susan McClary presents an illuminating cultural interpretation of the Italian madrigal, one of the most influential repertories of the Renaissance.

Author: Susan McClary

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520314252

Category: Music

Page: 388

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In this boldly innovative book, renowned musicologist Susan McClary presents an illuminating cultural interpretation of the Italian madrigal, one of the most influential repertories of the Renaissance. A genre that sought to produce simulations in sound of complex interiorities, the madrigal introduced into music a vast range of new signifying practices: musical representations of emotions, desire, gender stereotypes, reason, madness, tensions between mind and body, and much more. In doing so, it not only greatly expanded the expressive agendas of European music but also recorded certain assumptions of the time concerning selfhood, making it an invaluable resource for understanding the history of Western subjectivity. Modal Subjectivities covers the span of the sixteenth-century polyphonic madrigal, from its early manifestations in Philippe Verdelot's settings of Machiavelli in the 1520s through the tortured chromatic experiments of Carlo Gesualdo. Although McClary takes the lyrics into account in shaping her readings, she focuses particularly on the details of the music itself—the principal site of the genre's self-fashionings. In order to work effectively with musical meanings in this pretonal repertory, she also develops an analytical method that allows her to unravel the sophisticated allegorical structures characteristic of the madrigal. This pathbreaking book demonstrates how we might glean insights into a culture on the basis of its nonverbal artistic enterprises.
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Ecofeminist Subjectivities

This book analyzes the interaction between gender and species in Chaucer's poetry and strives to understand his adaptation of medieval discourse through an ecofeminist lens.

Author: Lesley Kordecki

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230115276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Ecofeminist Subjectivities: Chaucer's Talking Birds analyzes the interaction between gender and species in Chaucer’s poetry and interprets his adaptation of medieval genres through an ecofeminist lens. His self-conscious experimentation with talking birds reveals both a curtailment and an expansion of narrative perspective. The projection of a nonhuman subjectivity in texts not only erodes the edges of human superiority, but also teaches us the power and evolutionary optimism of storytelling itself. This book traces how the human-defined medium of language and its complex interplay between the human and nonhuman exposes a more inclusive perspective of “reality” outside of human control.
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Deconstructive Subjectivities

Explores the meanings of subjectivity in continental philosophy in the wake of post-structuralism and critical theory.

Author: Simon Critchley

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791427234

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

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Explores the meanings of subjectivity in continental philosophy in the wake of post-structuralism and critical theory.
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Subjectivities

Gagnier reconsiders traditional distinctions between mind and body, private desire and public good, aesthetics and utility, and fact and value in the context of everyday life.

Author: Regenia Gagnier

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195362969

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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This comparative analysis draws on working-class autobiography, public and boarding school memoirs, and the canonical autobiographies by women and men in the United Kingdom to define subjectivity and value within social class and gender in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain. Gagnier reconsiders traditional distinctions between mind and body, private desire and public good, aesthetics and utility, and fact and value in the context of everyday life.
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Gender and Subjectivities in Early Twentieth Century Chinese Literature and Culture

Through both cultural and literary analysis, this book examines gender in relation to late Qing and modern Chinese intellectuals, including Mu Shiying, Bai Wei, and Lu Xun.

Author: P. Zhu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137514738

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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Through both cultural and literary analysis, this book examines gender in relation to late Qing and modern Chinese intellectuals, including Mu Shiying, Bai Wei, and Lu Xun. Tackling important, previously neglected questions, Zhu ultimately shows the resilience and malleability of Chinese modernity through its progressive views on femininity.
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Subjectivity

Talks about the ways personal lives are being undone and remade today. This book examines the ethnography of the modern subject, probes the continuity and diversity of modes of personhood across a range of Western and non-Western societies.

Author: João Biehl

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520247932

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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Talks about the ways personal lives are being undone and remade today. This book examines the ethnography of the modern subject, probes the continuity and diversity of modes of personhood across a range of Western and non-Western societies. It considers what happens to individual subjectivity when environments such as communities are transformed.
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Traditional Subjectivities

Nevertheless, as may already have become evident, I am reverting to something closer to an everyday—language, dictionary sense of the term 'subjectivity,' because it will suffice for describing and addressing the phenomenon studied in ...

Author: Britt Mize

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442644687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Why is Old English poetry so preoccupied with mental actions and perspectives, giving readers access to minds of antagonists as freely as to those of protagonists? Why are characters sometimes called into being for no apparent reason other than to embody a psychological state? Britt Mize provides the first systematic investigation into these salient questions in Traditional Subjectivities. Through close analysis of vernacular poems alongside the most informative analogues in Latin, Old English prose, and Old Saxon, this work establishes an evidence-based foundation for new thinking about the nature of Old English poetic composition, including the 'poetics of mentality' that it exhibits. Mize synthesizes two previously disconnected bodies of theory - the oral-traditional theory of poetic composition, and current linguistic work on conventional language - to advance our understanding of how traditional phraseology makes meaning, as well as illuminate the political and social dimensions of surviving texts, through attention to Old English poets' impulse to explore subjective perspectives.
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Disastrous Subjectivities

the context for the elaboration of Western liberal democracy, including aspects of the disastrous subjectivity that emerged in Romantic-era writing, they also subsumed the question of a subjective response to deep time into a literal ...

Author: David Collings

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487506148

Category: Civilization, Modern

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Drawing on the theories of Kant and Lacan, this book reveals how modernity's characteristic stance produces an infinitely demanding ethics and a traumatic sublime.
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Impossible Bodies Impossible Selves Exclusions and Student Subjectivities

Brings sophisticated but accessible theoretical tools together with ethnographic data from real schools Demonstrates the inseparability of categories such as gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, ability, disability, special needs ...

Author: Deborah Youdell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402045493

Category: Education

Page: 207

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Brings sophisticated but accessible theoretical tools together with ethnographic data from real schools Demonstrates the inseparability of categories such as gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, ability, disability, special needs Develops tools for understanding the relationships between schools, subjectivities, and students as learners Works across national contexts to show the wide applicability of these tools Problematises narrow understandings of inclusion found in contemporary policy Explores a new politics for interrupting educational inequalities
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The Subjectivities and Politics of Occupational Risk

In this introduction to the first part of the book, I sketch out a framework for conceptualizing and categorizing the different subjectivities underlying worker consent and resistance to hazards, leading to two chapters which use the ...

Author: Alan Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000227604

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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The Subjectivities and Politics of Occupational Risk links restructuring in three industries to shifts in risk subjectivities and politics, both within workplaces and within the safety management and regulative spheres, often leading to conflict and changes in law, political discourses and management approaches. The state and corporate governance emphasis on worker participation and worker rights, internal responsibility, and self-regulative technologies are understood as corporate and state efforts to reconstruct control and responsibility for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) risks within the context of a globalized neoliberal economy. Part 1 presents a conceptual framework for understanding the subjective bases of worker responses to health and safety hazards using Bourdieu’s concept of habitus and the sociology of risk concepts of trust and uncertainty. Part 2 demonstrates the restructuring arguments using three different industry case studies of multiple mines, farms and auto parts plants. The final chapter draws out the implications of the evidence and theory for social change and presents several recommendations for a more worker-centred politics of health and safety. The book will appeal to social scientists interested in health and safety, work, employment relations and labour law, as well as worker advocates and activists.
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In Search of Subjectivities

In this paper, I will present examples of how my subjectivity has come to interacting with my teaching and research as a teacher educator in education, in general, and in literacy education, in particular. My confession is not intended ...

Author: Michael A Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317425663

Category: Education

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While traditionally identified as a practice-based endeavour, the many dimensions of teacher education raise important philosophical issues that emphasise the centrality of ethics to questions of relationality and professional practice. This second volume of the Educational Philosophy and Theory reader series demonstrates the continuing relevance of philosophical approaches to the field of teacher education. The collection of texts focuses on a wide range of topics, including teacher education in a cross-cultural context, the notion of unsuccessful teaching, democratic teacher education, the reflective teacher, the ethics and politics of teacher identity, and subjectivity and performance in teaching. Chapters also explore teacher education based on experiential learning as ‘experience’, demonstrating the continuing relevance of philosophical approaches to the field. In Search of Subjectivities will interest academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of philosophy of education, philosophy, education, educational theory, teacher education, experiential philosophy, ethics, policy and politics of education, and professional practice.
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Engaging Schooling Subjectivities Across Post apartheid Urban Spaces

PUTTING THEORY TO WORK Let me briefly explain the view of subjectivity at work in the book. I use the concept 'subjectivity' to refer to processes of institutional and individual becoming in interaction with the changing city.

Author: Aslam Fataar

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781920689834

Category: Education

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Aslam Fataar, one of South Africa's few educational sociologists working with ethnographic methods, captures the complex interactions and dynamics between social life, school processes and youth subjectivity in townships in the Western Cape. His work with concepts of mobilities and space is enormously generative, providing a way for teachers, principals, communities and policy makers to engage with the 'complex ecologies' of young people's learning in urban schools. As an astute policy analyst, he also well knows the systemic barriers in the way of achieving this. The last chapter, on possibilities for pedagogical justice at the site of the school, considers how disengaged students might re-engage through leveraging explicit pedagogic connections between their lifeworlds and school practices. Acknowledging that pedagogy cannot be the only means for revitalising schooling, the author nevertheless insists that marginalised young people's consent needs to be won by schools that make use of, rather than ignore, their strengths, knowledges and aspirations. The approach to the troubled question of youth and subjectivity is enlightening, and vital to understanding the post-apartheid city and school. The book fills a much-needed gap in educational sociology in South Africa.
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Shifting Subjectivities in Contemporary Fiction and Film from Spain

This chapter will illustrate that the exploration of subjectivities is what unites La trabajadora and Diario de campo and is also what makes both novels profoundly political. Neither novel is particularly conventional: they lack both a ...

Author: Jennifer Brady

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527523487

Category: Performing Arts

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This collection of essays analyzes shifting notions of self as represented in films and novels written and produced in Spain in the twenty-first century. In doing so, the anthology establishes an international dialogue of multicultural perspectives on trends in contemporary Spain, and serves as a useful reference for scholars and students of Spanish literature and cinema. The primary avenues of exploration include representations of recovery in post-crisis Spain, marginalized texts and identities, silenced subjectivities, intersecting relationships, and spaces of desire and control. The individual chapters focus on major events, such as the global economic crisis, the tension between majority and minority cultures within Spain, and the ongoing repercussions of past trauma and historical memory. In doing so, they build upon theories of identity, subjectivity, gender, history, memory, and normativity.
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Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities

Subjectivities. in. Jordan. The activists, volunteers, and employees we met in Jordanian charities and social welfare organizations make up a very diverse group of people. Some organizations are run entirely by volunteers, ...

Author: D. Jung

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137380654

Category: Political Science

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Examining modern Muslim identity constructions, the authors introduce a novel analytical framework to Islamic Studies, drawing on theories of successive modernities, sociology of religion, and poststructuralist approaches to modern subjectivity, as well as the results of extensive fieldwork in the Middle East, particularly Egypt and Jordan.
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Immigrant Subjectivities and Commodity Culture

Cultural Citizenship, Americanization and Immigrant Autobiographies in the Late-twentieth Century United States Carlos Fernando Camargo. N. HABITUS AS THE BASIS FOR SUBJECTIVITY IN NARRATIVE I will.

Author: Carlos Fernando Camargo

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3487133

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Gender and Subjectivities in Early Twentieth Century Chinese Literature and Culture

It is an anamorphic feminine that Juansheng involuntarily identified with: while the sublime Zijun is imbued with Juansheng's ideal of modern subjectivity, the vulgar Zijun reflects his ineffaceable connection to the past and tradition; ...

Author: P. Zhu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137514738

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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Through both cultural and literary analysis, this book examines gender in relation to late Qing and modern Chinese intellectuals, including Mu Shiying, Bai Wei, and Lu Xun. Tackling important, previously neglected questions, Zhu ultimately shows the resilience and malleability of Chinese modernity through its progressive views on femininity.
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Subjectivities Identities and Education after Neoliberalism

By the end of this book we will have moved across a wide range of visions that will hopefully spur questions about a subjectivity fit for another time and place; a person apart from the ideal neoliberal subject ...

Author: Abraham P. DeLeon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351583909

Category: Education

Page: 126

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In this book, DeLeon presents a critique of neoliberalism and present times through a metaphor of social collapse and considers what remains once the dust has settled for a different kind of person to emerge. Engaging a variety of social, political and educational theories, along with pop culture and literature, DeLeon positions humanity at the edges of collapse and what will emerge after the fall. Engaging academic and fictional alternatives, he imagines future possibilities through a new kind of person that rises from the rubble. Questioning the foundations of empiricism, standardization and "reproducible" results that reject new forms of social and political projects from materializing, DeLeon discusses the potentials of the imagination and the ways in which it can produce alternative possibilities for our collective future when unleashed and combined with fictional narratives. Moving across multiple intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and historical traditions, he constructs a radical, interdisciplinary vision that challenges us to think about transforming our collective future(s), one in which we construct a new kind of person ready to tackle the challenges of a potentially liberatory future and what this might entail.
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Modern Subjectivities in World Society

This book brings together theories of world society with poststructuralist and postcolonial work on modern subjectivity to understand the universalising and particularising processes of globalisation.

Author: Dietrich Jung

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319907345

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

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This book brings together theories of world society with poststructuralist and postcolonial work on modern subjectivity to understand the universalising and particularising processes of globalisation. It addresses a theoretical void in global studies by attending to the co-constituted process through which modern subjectivities and global processes emerge and interact. The editors outline a key problem in global studies, which is a lack of engagement between the local/particular/individual and the ‘universalising’ processes in which they are situated. The volume deals with this concern with contributions from historical sociologists, poststructuralist and postcolonial scholars and by focusing in the Middle East, religion in global modernity and non-human subjectivities.
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