The Postcolonial City and Its Subjects

The Postcolonial City and Its Subjects Author Rashmi Varma
ISBN-10 9781136804038
Release 2011-08-17
Pages 244
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This book considers twentieth and twenty-first century literary and cultural formations of the postcolonial city and the constitution of new subjects within it. Varma offers a reading of both historical and contemporary debates on urbanism through the filter of postcolonial fictions and the cultural fields surrounding and containing them. In particular, she presents a representational history of London, Nairobi and Bombay in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and engages three key theoretical frameworks -- the city within postcolonial theory and culture (its troubled salience in the construction of postcolonial public spheres and identities, from local, rural, ethnic/"tribal", and regional to "national", cosmopolitan and transnational subjects and spaces); postcolonial fictions as constituting a new world literary space and as a site of the articulation of contending narratives of urban space, global culture and postcolonial development; and postcolonial feminist citizenship as a universal political project challenging current neo-liberal and post neo-liberal contractions and eviscerations of public spaces and rights.

Re Orientalism and Indian Writing in English

Re Orientalism and Indian Writing in English Author L. Lau
ISBN-10 9781137401564
Release 2014-09-16
Pages 131
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At its most basic, re-Orientalism is defined as forms of Orientalism practiced and manifested by Orientals in representing the Orient. This book looks at the application and discourse of re-Orientalism in contemporary Indian and South Asian writing in English, particularly social realism fiction.

Thresholds of Change

Thresholds of Change Author Rashmi Kallimar Rai
ISBN-10 OCLC:58428225
Release 2004
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In chapter one, I argue that though Rushdie's novels attempt to diffuse the violent dialectics of 'self' and 'other' by presenting images of the city as hybrid, protean, and palimpsestic, in order to celebrate a mixed, evolving, and layered form of social being, they reveal an anxiety that these metaphors of cosmopolitanism are vulnerable to fundamentalist discourses that perceive them as images of cultural sterility, grotesquerie, and erasure. In chapter two, I argue that Desai's novels trace how the alienations of modern urban life sustain, rather than undermine, the segregations imposed by traditional structures of dharma, family, and community. In chapter three, I argue that Ghosh's comic exaltation of the freedoms of modernity becomes an ironic counterpoint to his exploration of the stringent control of dissent in modern cities. I conclude that by narrating the contiguities between optimistic and ominous versions of modernity, these novels reveal the contradictions in the promise of modernity as it plays out in postcolonial locations.

Learning Civil Societies

Learning Civil Societies Author Penny Gurstein
ISBN-10 9780802091192
Release 2007
Pages 265
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This collection explores the theoretical underpinnings of democratic planning and governance in relation to civil society formation and social learning.

An Alternative Muslim Emancipation Monica Ali s Brick Lane 2003

An Alternative Muslim Emancipation  Monica Ali s  Brick Lane   2003 Author Matthias Dickert
ISBN-10 9783656874386
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 25
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Scientific Essay from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, Comenius University in Bratislava (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: Monica Ali's novel Brick Lane (2003) marked her literary breakthrough. Ali hereby followed the tradition of Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi who had placed Islam back into the English speaking novel thus showing that the contemporary English novel is (still) heavily influenced by migrant writers coming from the former colonies. These writers share a double vision of England simply because they are insiders and outsiders at the same time. Their characters therefore are very convincing and they introduce Islam to the (Western) reader, a religion which for such a long time has been presented in a stereotyped and thus negative way. Ali -like Rushdie and Kureshi - also uses London as the place of action and thus uses the literary concept of the 'postcolonial city'. Her description of the integration of a Muslim woman into British society also follows the notion of the 'condition of England novel' which confronts outer developments with human value. Ali's main achievement, however, lies in her image of a Muslim woman who picks up the West as a chance. Ali here differs from male Muslim writers who too often confront the reader with the failure of their (male) characters. It is exactly here where Ali's concept of a Muslim woman seems to have been a frontrunner for other Muslim writers to follow. Writers like Leila Abdoulela (Minaret 2005), Tahmima Anam (A Golden Age 2007); The Good Muslim 2011), Fadia Faquir (My Name is Salma 2007) followed Ali in their presentation oft he female thus showing a different kind of female Muslim identity.

Cities of Others

Cities of Others Author Xiaojing Zhou
ISBN-10 9780295805429
Release 2015-02-17
Pages 344
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Asian American literature abounds with complex depictions of American cities as spaces that reinforce racial segregation and prevent interactions across boundaries of race, culture, class, and gender. However, in Cities of Others, Xiaojing Zhou uncovers a much different narrative, providing the most comprehensive examination to date of how Asian American writers - both celebrated and overlooked - depict urban settings. Zhou goes beyond examining popular portrayals of Chinatowns by paying equal attention to life in other parts of the city. Her innovative and wide-ranging approach sheds new light on the works of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese American writers who bear witness to a variety of urban experiences and reimagine the American city as other than a segregated nation-space. Drawing on critical theories on space from urban geography, ecocriticism, and postcolonial studies, Zhou shows how spatial organization shapes identity in the works of Sui Sin Far, Bienvenido Santos, Meena Alexander, Frank Chin, Chang-rae Lee, Karen Tei Yamashita, and others. She also shows how the everyday practices of Asian American communities challenge racial segregation, reshape urban spaces, and redefine the identity of the American city. From a reimagining of the nineteenth-century flaneur figure in an Asian American context to providing a framework that allows readers to see ethnic enclaves and American cities as mutually constitutive and transformative, Zhou gives us a provocative new way to understand some of the most important works of Asian American literature.

Postcolonial Urbanism

Postcolonial Urbanism Author Ryan Bishop
ISBN-10 9781136060502
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 336
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A common assumption about cities throughout the world is tht they are essentially an elaboration of the Euro-American model. Postcolonial Urbanism demonstrates the narrowness of this vision. Cities in the postcolonial world, the book shows, are producing novel forms of urbanism not reducible to Western urbanism. Despite being heavily colonized in the past, Southeast Asia has been largely ignored in discussions about postcolonial theory and in general considerations of global urbanism. An international cast of contributors focuses on the heavily urbanized world region of Southeast Asia to investigate the novel forms of urbanism germinating in postcolonial settings such as Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Hanoi, and the Philippines. Offering a mix of theoretical perspectives and empirical accounts, Postcolonial Urbanism presents a panoramic view of the cultures, societies, and politics of the postcolonial city.

Moving Worlds

Moving Worlds Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132693735
Release 2007
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Moving Worlds has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Moving Worlds also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Moving Worlds book for free.

Postcolonial London

Postcolonial London Author John McLeod
ISBN-10 9781134286409
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 224
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London's histories of migration and settlement and the resulting diverse, hybrid communities have engendered new forms of social and cultural activity reflected in a wealth of novels, poems, films and songs. Postcolonial London explores the imaginative transformation of the city by African, Asian, Caribbean and South Pacific writers since the 1950s. John McLeod engages freshly with the work of both well-known and emergent writers, including Sam Selvon, Doris Lessing, V. S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi, Colin MacInnes, Bernardine Evaristo, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Fred D'Aguiar. In reading a select body of writing in its social contexts and exploring contrasting attitudes to London's diasporic transformation, he traces an exciting history of resistance to the prejudice and racism that have at least in part characterised the postcolonial city. Rewritings of London, he argues, bear witness to the determination, imagination and creativity of the city's migrants and their descendants. This is a superb study of the ways in which 'imperial centre' might be rewritten as postcolonial metropolis. It represents essential reading for those interested in British or postcolonial literature, or in theorisations of the city and metropolitan culture.

Bin Dokuz Yu z Seksen D rt

Bin Dokuz Yu  z Seksen D  rt Author George Orwell
ISBN-10 9789750720543
Release 2014-06-26
Pages 352
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Parti'nin dünya görüşü, onu hiç anlayamayan insanlara çok daha kolay dayatılıyordu. (...) Her şeyi yutuyorlar ve hiçbir zarar görmüyorlardı çünkü tıpkı bir mısır tanesinin bir kuşun bedeninden sindirilmeden geçip gitmesi gibi, yuttuklarından geriye bir şey kalmıyordu. George Orwell'in kült kitabı Bin Dokuz Yüz Seksen Dört, yazarın geleceğe ilişkin bir kâbus senaryosudur. Bireyselliğin yok edildiği, zihnin kontrol altına alındığı, insanların makineleşmiş kitlelere dönüştürüldüğü totaliter bir dünya düzeni, romanda inanılmaz bir hayal gücüyle, en ince ayrıntısına kadar kurgulanmıştır. Geçmişte ve günümüzde dünya sahnesinde tezgâhlanan oyunlar düşünüldüğünde, ütopik olduğu kadar gerçekçi bir romandır Bin Dokuz Yüz Seksen Dört. Güncelliğini hiçbir zaman yitirmeyen bir başyapıttır; yalnızca yarına değil, bugüne de ilişkin bir uyarı çığlığıdır. Can Yayınları, bu "bütün zamanların kitabını" Celâl Üster'in özenli çevirisiyle okura sunmaktan kıvanç duyuyor.

Postcolonial Urban Outcasts

Postcolonial Urban Outcasts Author Madhurima Chakraborty
ISBN-10 9781317195870
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 294
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Extending current scholarship on South Asian Urban and Literary Studies, this volume examines the role of the discontents of the South Asian city. The collection investigates how South Asian literature and literature about South Asia attends to urban margins, regardless of whether the definition of margin is spatial, psychological, gendered, or sociopolitical. That cities are a site of profound paradoxes is nowhere clearer than in South Asia, where urban areas simultaneously represent both the frontiers of globalization as well as the deeply troubling social and political inequalities of the global south. Additionally, because South Asian cities are defined by the palimpsestic confluence of, among other things, colonial oppression, anticolonial nationalism, postcolonial governance, and twenty-first century transnational capital, they are sites where the many faces of empowerment and disempowerment are elaborated. The volume brings together essays that emphasize myriad critical approaches—geospatial, urban-theoretical, diasporic, subaltern, and others. United in their critical empathy for urban outcasts, the chapters respond to central questions such as: What is the relationship between the politico-economic narratives of globally emerging South Asian cities and the dispossessed? How do South Asian cities stand in relationship to the nation and, conversely, how might South Asians in diaspora construct these cities within larger narratives of development, globalization, or as sources of authentic ethnic identities? How is the very skeleton—the space, the territory—of South Asian cities marked with and by exclusionary politics? How do the aesthetic and formal choices undertaken by writers determine the potential for and limit to emancipation of urban outcasts from their oppressive circumstances? Considering fiction, nonfiction, comics, and genre fiction from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka; literature from the twentieth and the twenty-first century; and works that are Anglophone and those that are in translation, this book will be valuable to a range of disciplines.

The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel Author
ISBN-10 9781107132818
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The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel book for free.

Equivocal Subjects

Equivocal Subjects Author Shelleen Greene
ISBN-10 9781441190437
Release 2012-05-10
Pages 315
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A thorough study of the portrayal of race in Italian cinema, from the silent era to the present, illuminating issues in contemporary Italian society.

Shaping the City

Shaping the City Author Rodolphe El-Khoury
ISBN-10 9781317342267
Release 2016-06-11
Pages 376
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Taking on the key issues in urban design, Shaping the City examines the critical ideas that have driven these themes and debates through a study of particular cities at important periods in their development. As well as retaining crucial discussions about cities such as Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Brasilia at particular moments in their history that exemplified the problems and themes at hand like the mega-city, the post-colonial city and New Urbanism, in this new edition the editors have introduced new case studies critical to any study of contemporary urbanism – China, Dubai, Tijuana and the wider issues of informal cities in the Global South. The book serves as both a textbook for classes in urban design, planning and theory and is also attractive to the increasing interest in urbanism by scholars in other fields. Shaping the City provides an essential overview of the range and variety of urbanisms and urban issues that are critical to an understanding of contemporary urbanism.

Edge of Empire

Edge of Empire Author Jane M. Jacobs
ISBN-10 9781134810857
Release 2002-09-11
Pages 208
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Edge of Empire examines struggles over urban space in three contemporary first world cities in an attempt to map the real geographies of colonialism and postcolonialism as manifest in modern society. From London, the one-time heart of the empire, to Perth and Brisbane, scenes of Aboriginal claims for the sacred in the space of the modern city, Jacobs emphasises the global geography of the local and unravels the spatialised cultural politics of postcolonial processes. Edge of Empire forms the basis for understanding imperialism over space and time, and is a recognition of the unruly spatial politics of race and nation, nature and culture, past and present.

The Contemporary Novel and the City

The Contemporary Novel and the City Author S. Khanna
ISBN-10 9781137336255
Release 2013-10-03
Pages 229
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This book examines the deeply divided terrain of the twentieth century city and its formative impact on narrative fiction. It focuses on two major 'world authors' at the two ends of the twentieth century who write, systematically, about the colonial and postcolonial cities they were born in: James Joyce and Dublin, and Salman Rushdie and Bombay.

Brian Friel s Post Colonial Drama

Brian Friel s  Post  Colonial Drama Author Francis Charles McGrath
ISBN-10 0815628137
Release 1999
Pages 312
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Drawing on the theory and techniques of the major post-colonial critics, this text offers an interpretation of Brian Friel's texts and his place in the tradition of linguistic idealism in Irish literature.