The Economy of Desire and Power in Colonial and Postcolonial Juvenile Fictions

Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2010 in the subject English - Literature, Works, Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-ouzou (Department of English), course: Littérature comparée (Africaine et Britanique), language: English, ...

Author: Bouteldja Riche

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640565344

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Research Paper from the year 2010 in the subject English - Literature, Works, Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-ouzou (Department of English), course: Litterature comparee (Africaine et Britanique), language: English, comment: Auteurs de l'article: Amar GUENDOUZI, Docteur en Litterature Africaine, chef du Departement de Traduction et d'Interpretariat de l'Universite de Tizi-ouzou et Bouteldja RICHE, Professeur en Litterature et Civilisation Anglaise, alumni du Seminaire de Salzburg Autriche, auteur de manuels scolaires en lange anglaise agree aupres du Ministere de l'Education Nationale, President du Conseil Scientifique de la Faculte des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, et Membre du Conseil Scientifique de l'Universite de Tizi-ouzou., abstract: This paper is concerned with the issues of mimicry and hybridity in two novels belonging to two antagonistic periods in contemporary literary history: the colonial and the postcolonial literatures. It explores through the genre of juvenile fiction the way Ayi Kwei Armah's The Healers (1978) grappled with the legacy of Rudyard Kipling in terms of cultural and educational frames of reference. In effect, we postulate that, not only is Armah keen to distance his narrative from the far-reaching political and cultural implications inscribed in the colonial project of mimicry, but he is equally eager to take full advantage of the abrogative and appropriative thrusts inherent in the hybrid discourse in order to formulate a sense of identity and purpose that is new and native. Resume: Cet article est une etude des questions de la mimique (mimicry) et de l'hybridite dans deux romans appartenant a deux periodes litteraires contemporaines antagonistes: la periode coloniale et la periode postcoloniale. Il explore a travers le genre de la litterature juvenile la maniere avec laquelle la fiction de Armah The Healers (1978) s'attaque a l'heritage de Rudyard Kipling, en termes de culture et d'education. Notre postulat est que, non seul"
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After Colonialism

Imperial Histories and Postcolonial Displacements Gyan Prakash ... that even Western anticolonialism inscribes a colonial gesture—specifically, a positioning of the observer in a higher class, a superior seat of power.

Author: Gyan Prakash

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691037424

Category: History

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After Colonialism offers a fresh look at the history of colonialism and the changes in knowledge, disciplines, and identities produced by the imperial experience. Ranging across disciplines--from history to anthropology to literary studies--and across regions--from India to Palestine to Latin America to Europe--the essays in this volume reexamine colonialism and its aftermath. Leading literary scholars, historians, and anthropologists engage with recent theories and perspectives in their specific studies, showing the centrality of colonialism in the making of the modern world and offering postcolonial reflections on the effects and experience of empire. The contributions cross historical analysis of texts with textual examination of historical records and situate metropolitan cultural practices in engagements with non-metropolitan locations. Interdisciplinarity here means exploring and realigning disciplinary boundaries. Contributors to After Colonialism include Edward Said, Steven Feierman, Joan Dayan, Ruth Phillips, Anthony Pagden, Leonard Blussé, Gauri Viswanathan, Zachary Lockman, Jorge Klor de Alva, Irene Silverblatt, Emily Apter, and Homi Bhabha.
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The Domestication of Desire

While doing fieldwork in the modernizing Javanese city of Solo during the late 1980s, Suzanne Brenner came upon a neighborhood that seemed like a museum of a bygone era: Laweyan, a once-thriving production center of batik textiles, had ...

Author: Suzanne April Brenner

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ISBN: 0691016933

Category: Social Science

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While doing fieldwork in the modernizing Javanese city of Solo during the late 1980s, Suzanne Brenner came upon a neighborhood that seemed like a museum of a bygone era: Laweyan, a once-thriving production center of batik textiles, had embraced modernity under Dutch colonial rule, only to fend off the modernizing forces of the Indonesian state during the late twentieth century. Focusing on this community, Brenner examines what she calls the making of the "unmodern." Against the social, political, and economic developments of late-colonial and postcolonial Java, Brenner describes how an innovative, commercially successful lifestyle became an anachronism in Indonesian society, thereby challenging the idea that tradition invariably gives way to modernity in an evolutionary progression. Brenner's analysis centers on the importance of gender to processes of social transformation.
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Postcolonial Discourse and Changing Cultural Contexts

What he calls the " lived experience of our private existences , " according to this dichotomy , is not compatible with the great public abstractions of economics and politics . Accordingly , says Jameson , " Politics in our novels ...

Author: Gita Rajan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313296936

Category: Literary Criticism

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At the heart of coloniality and postcoloniality is the idea of empire. This book examines various theories of empire, and how they create networks of discourse in contemporary postcolonial settings. In exploring the idea of empire, the contributors consider such constructions as nation and modernity, identity politics, the status and role of exiles, and border intellectuals. Postcolonial texts considered include literature and films.
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Postcolonial Plays

economy of sorts, encompassing a trade in exotic babies, strengthens the suggestiveness of the historical parallels. ... ritualistic element in so far as it is driven by a myth of resurrection – the restoration of youth and wholeness.

Author: Helen Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136218170

Category: Performing Arts

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This collection of contemporary postcolonial plays demonstrates the extraordinary vitality of a body of work that is currently influencing the shape of contemporary world theatre. This anthology encompasses both internationally admired 'classics' and previously unpublished texts, all dealing with imperialism and its aftermath. It includes work from Canada, the Carribean, South and West Africa, Southeast Asia, India, New Zealand and Australia. A general introduction outlines major themes in postcolonial plays. Introductions to individual plays include information on authors as well as overviews of cultural contexts, major ideas and performance history. Dramaturgical techniques in the plays draw on Western theatre as well as local performance traditions and include agit-prop dialogue, musical routines, storytelling, ritual incantation, epic narration, dance, multimedia presentation and puppetry. The plays dramatize diverse issues, such as: *globalization * political corruption * race and class relations *slavery *gender and sexuality *media representation *nationalism
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Theatre and Postcolonial Desires

This book explores the themes of colonial encounters and postcolonial contests over identity, power and culture through the prism of theatre.

Author: Awam Amkpa

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415312876

Category: History

Page: 206

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This book explores the themes of colonial encounters and postcolonial contests over identity, power and culture through the prism of theatre. The author examines the work of prominent Nigerian and British playwrights who came of age after the passing of the British Empire.
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Colonial Law in India and the Victorian Imagination

Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament: Perspectives on South Asia. ... Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel. ... “The Colonial Prison: Power, Knowledge and Penology in Nineteenth-Century India.

Author: Leila Neti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108837484

Category: Literary Criticism

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Examines the shared cultural genealogy of popular Victorian novels and judicial opinions of the Privy Council.
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S Pero No

This book, however, reevaluates Dobles' novels and short stories from the perspective of subaltern and postcolonial studies and offers the first theoretically consistent, comprehensive analysis of his narrative corpus.

Author: Ann González

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838640517

Category: Literary Criticism

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Costa Rican novelist Fabian Dobles (1918-1997) is arguably one of the most important formative writers within the context of Costa Rican and Central American literary history. Yet until now there has been no book-length analysis in either English or Spanish of his narrative contributions. Isolated studies generally place him within the realist and regionalist tendencies of the period and emphasize his mimetic representation of the world. This book, however, reevaluates Dobles' novels and short stories from the perspective of subaltern and postcolonial studies and offers the first theoretically consistent, comprehensive analysis of his narrative corpus.
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On Post Colonial Futures

In this work, Ashcroft extends the arguments posed in The Empire Writes Back to investigate the transformative effects of post-colonial resistance and the continuing relevance of colonial struggle. Author from UNSW.

Author: Bill Ashcroft

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826452269

Category: History

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Proposes a radical view of the influence that colonised societies have had on their former colonisers. In this work, Ashcroft extends the arguments posed in The Empire Writes Back to investigate the transformative effects of post-colonial resistance and the continuing relevance of colonial struggle. Author from UNSW.
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Joyce Beyond Marx

"Anyone who writes on Joyce will have to take this book into account. I predict that future Joyce criticism will echo with McGee's insights about Joyce and history.

Author: Patrick McGee

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ISBN: 0813018803

Category: Literary Collections

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"Anyone who writes on Joyce will have to take this book into account. I predict that future Joyce criticism will echo with McGee's insights about Joyce and history."-- John Paul Riquelme, Boston University "A valuable collection from an important critic and major presence in studies of James Joyce. It takes an exceptional mind and sensibility to make a book worth reading and worth examining--worth thinking about. Patrick McGee has those qualities, and we see them pervading every essay in this volume."-- Morris Beja, Ohio State University Joyce Beyond Marx brings together 11 essays and a new introduction by internationally respected Joyce scholar Patrick McGee. While a number of the pieces have been previously published, McGee has extensively revised them, integrated them with substantial new material, and produced a unified collection that examines the experimental fictions of James Joyce, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, from the perspective of cultural materialism. Offering a critique of the class politics of contemporary Joyce studies, McGee insists that Joyce's later work be understood in the context of the general political economy, or conditions of production, that underlies both Joyce's career and his critical reputation. He relates debates over pedagogy and the critical editions of Joyce's works to his situation as a colonial and postcolonial subject and as a critic of the social, economic, and ethical values of capitalism. In his groundbreaking view of Joyce's politics, McGee offers a new way to understand Joyce's attitude toward violence and social change and his response to the Irish revolution and civil war. A final long essay lays out the implicit theory of social and cultural revolution in the Wake. While especially valuable to scholars of modern literature and critical theory, the work also will be important to readers in a range of fields, including politics, education, psychoanalysis, feminist and gender theory, ethics, and postcolonial theory. Patrick McGee, professor of English at Louisiana State University, is the author of many articles on Joyce, film, and cultural theory. His most recent books are Ishmael Reed and the Ends of Race and Cinema, Theory, and Political Responsibility in Contemporary Culture.
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