Woman, Native, Other

Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism

Author: Trinh T. Minh-Ha

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253013216

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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"... methodologically innovative... precise and perceptive and conscious... " —Text and Performance Quarterly "Woman, Native, Other is located at the juncture of a number of different fields and disciplines, and it genuinely succeeds in pushing the boundaries of these disciplines further. It is one of the very few theoretical attempts to grapple with the writings of women of color." —Chandra Talpade Mohanty "The idea of Trinh T. Minh-ha is as powerful as her films... formidable... " —Village Voice "... its very forms invite the reader to participate in the effort to understand how language structures lived possibilities." —Artpaper "Highly recommended for anyone struggling to understand voices and experiences of those ‘we’ label ‘other’." —Religious Studies Review

Woman, Native, Other

Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism

Author: Thi Minh-Ha Trinh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780253205032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

View: 698

"... methodologically innovative... precise and perceptive and conscious... " —Text and Performance Quarterly "Woman, Native, Other is located at the juncture of a number of different fields and disciplines, and it genuinely succeeds in pushing the boundaries of these disciplines further. It is one of the very few theoretical attempts to grapple with the writings of women of color." —Chandra Talpade Mohanty "The idea of Trinh T. Minh-ha is as powerful as her films... formidable... " —Village Voice "... its very forms invite the reader to participate in the effort to understand how language structures lived possibilities." —Artpaper "Highly recommended for anyone struggling to understand voices and experiences of those ‘we’ label ‘other’." —Religious Studies Review

Women, Autobiography, Theory

A Reader

Author: Sidonie Smith,Julia Watson

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299158446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 526

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The first comprehensive guide to the burgeoning field of women's autobiography. Essays from 39 prominent critics and writers explore narratives across the centuries and from around the globe. A list of more than 200 women's autobiographies and a comprehensive bibliography provide invaluable information for scholars, teachers, and readers.

When the Moon Waxes Red

Representation, Gender and Cultural Politics

Author: Trinh T. Minh-ha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113520456X

Category: Art

Page: 240

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In this new collection of her provocative essays on Third World art and culture, Trinh Minh-ha offers new challenges to Western regimes of knowledge. Bringing to her subjects an acute sense of the many meanings of the marginal, she examines topics such as Asian and African texts, the theories of Barthes, questions of spectatorship, the enigmas of art, and the perils of anthropology. When the Moon Waxes Red is an extended argument against reductive analyses, even those that appear politically adroit. The multiply-hyphenated peoples of color are not simply placed in a duality between two cultural heritages; throughout, Trinh describes the predicament of having to live "a difference that has no name and too many names already." She argues for multicultural revision of knowledge so that a new politics can transform reality rather than merely ideologize it. By rewriting the always emerging, already distorted place of struggle, such work seeks to "beat the master at his own game."

Embracing the Other

Addressing Xenophobia in the New Literatures in English

Author: Dunja M. Mohr

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042023775

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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In the wake of addressing multiculturalism, transculturalism, racism, and ethnicity, the issue of xenophobia and xenophilia has been somewhat marginalized. The present collection seeks, from a variety of angles, to investigate the relations between Self and Other in the New Literatures in English. How do we register differences and what does an embrace signify for both Self and Other? The contributors deal with a variety of topics, ranging from theoretical reflections on xenophobia, its exploration in terms of intertextuality and New Zealand/Maori historiography, to analyses of migrant and border narratives, and issues of transitionality, authenticity, and racism in Canada and South Africa. Others negotiate identity and alterity in Nigerian, Malaysian, Australian, Indian, Canadian, and Caribbean texts, or reflect on diaspora and orientalism in Australian–Asian and West Indian contexts.

Fokus Intersektionalität

Bewegungen und Verortungen eines vielschichtigen Konzeptes

Author: Helma Lutz,María Teresa Herrera Vivar,Linda Supik

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531925555

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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Die hier versammelten Beiträge spiegeln den aktuellen Stand der Debatte um Intersektionalität 20 Jahre nach Prägung des Begriffes im Schwarzen Feminismus in den USA. Bei seiner transatlantischen Reise durchlief der Ansatz Metamorphosen und fiel in Europa auf vorbereiteten Boden, insbesondere in anglophonen und deutschsprachigen feministischen Diskursen. Klasse, Geschlecht, Ethnizität und „Rasse“, Sexualität, Behinderung, Alter und andere Dimensionen von Ungleichheit und Identität werden inzwischen in intersektioneller Perspektive untersucht. In diesem Band wird der Ansatz vorgestellt und in transdisziplinäre und transnationale Analyseperspektiven wie Diskurstheorie, Biographieforschung, Wissenssoziologie, Rahmenanalyse und Sozialstrukturanalyse eingesetzt, ergänzt um kritische Interventionen zu Problemen und Grenzen dieses Konzepts. Mit Beiträgen von Mechtild Bereswill, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Kathy Davis, Jeff Hearn, Gudrun-Axeli Knapp, Kira Kosnick, Gail Lewis, Helma Lutz, Nina Lykke, Myra Marx Ferree, Anke Neuber, Ann Phoenix, Paula Irene Villa, Nira Yuval Davis, und Dubravka Zarkov.

Postcolonial Literature

Author: Justin D. Edwards

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137021497

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This Guide analyses the criticism of English-language literature from the major regions of the postcolonial world. Criticism on works by writers such as Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie, is discussed to illustrate the themes and concepts essential to an understanding of postcolonial literature and the development of criticism in the field

Neue Perspektiven zur deutschsprachigen Literatur der Schweiz

Author: Romey Sabalius

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042001718

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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Enth. u. a.: S. 11-30: Das Bild der USA in der zeitgenössischen Literatur der deutschsprachigen Schweiz / Romey Sabalius. [Betr. u. a. Friedrich Dürrenmatt (S. 13-14), Christoph Geiser (S. 23-25), Gertrud Wilker (S. 25-26) und Peter Bichsel (S. 27-28)]. - S. 52-72: Dialog und Didaxe in Gotthelfs "Uli"--Romanen : mit einem Nachwort zur Mediendebatte / Ernest W.B. Hess-Lüttich. - S. 143-152: Friedrich Dürrenmatts "Besuch der alten Dame" als Höhepunkt der Entwicklung eines Sujets im deutschsprachigen Drama / Dieter Sevin. - S. 153-165: Zur Dramaturgie aporetischen Denkens : Dürrenmatt und Kierkegaard / Roger W. Müller-Farguell. - S. 187-201: Von den Schwierigkeiten des "Unsagbaren": Walter Vogts "Altern" und Christoph Geisers "Wüstenfahrt" / Sibille Tröml. - S. 228-234: Das Territorium der Utopie / Anne-Marie Heintz-Gresser. [Betr. u. a. Paul Nizons "Selbstverpflanzung" nach Paris.].

Is Canada Postcolonial?

Unsettling Canadian Literature

Author: Laura Moss

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554587565

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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How can postcolonialism be applied to Canadian literature? In all that has been written about postcolonialism, surprisingly little has specifically addressed the position of Canada, Canadian literature, or Canadian culture. Postcolonialism is a theory that has gained credence throughout the world; it is be productive to ask if and how we, as Canadians, participate in postcolonial debates. It is also vital to examine the ways in which Canada and Canadian culture fit into global discussions as our culture reflects how we interact with our neighbours, allies, and adversaries. This collection wrestles with the problems of situating Canadian literature in the ongoing debates about culture, identity, and globalization, and of applying the slippery term of postcolonialism to Canadian literature. The topics range in focus from discussions of specific literary works to general theoretical contemplations. The twenty-three articles in this collection grapple with the recurrent issues of postcolonialism — including hybridity, collaboration, marginality, power, resistance, and historical revisionism — from the vantage point of those working within Canada as writers and critics. While some seek to confirm the legitimacy of including Canadian literature in the discussions of postcolonialism, others challenge this very notion.

Gender in History

Global Perspectives

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444351729

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 7608

Updated with new material to reflect the latest developments in the field, Gender in History: Global Perspectives, 2nd Edition, provides a concise overview of the construction of gender in world cultures from the Paleolithic era to modern times. Includes examples drawn from the most recent scholarship relating to a diverse range of cultures, from Ancient Mesopotamia to post-Soviet Russia, and from the Igbo of Nigeria, to the Iroquois of north eastern North America. Reflects new developments in the field with added coverage of primates, slavery, colonialism, masculinity, and transgender issues Features significant discussion of the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods, an important trend in the study of world history Lays out key theoretical and methodological issues in an introduction that is written in accessible language Supplementary material for instructors and students available at www.wiley.com/go/wiesnerhanks

Gender and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Politics of Women's Resistance

Author: Simona Sharoni

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815602996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 199

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This text stresses the relationship between gender and politics by illuminating the daily experiences of women in Israel and in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Issues covered include: the violence against women; the link between militarism and sexism; and the role of nationalism.

Reader's Guide to Women's Studies

Author: Eleanor Amico

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135314047

Category: Reference

Page: 762

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The Reader's Guide to Women's Studies is a searching and analytical description of the most prominent and influential works written in the now universal field of women's studies. Some 200 scholars have contributed to the project which adopts a multi-layered approach allowing for comprehensive treatment of its subject matter. Entries range from very broad themes such as "Health: General Works" to entries on specific individuals or more focused topics such as "Doctors."

Feminist Locations

Global and Local, Theory and Practice

Author: Marianne DeKoven

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813529233

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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The contributors to this volume look to the future of feminist theory and practice, specifically in terms of their complex relationship with the global and local configurations of postmodernity. It focuses on political issues and on questions of the body.

Remembering Generations

Race and Family in Contemporary African American Fiction

Author: Ashraf H. A. Rushdy

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807875589

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Slavery is America's family secret, a partially hidden phantom that continues to haunt our national imagination. Remembering Generations explores how three contemporary African American writers artistically represent this notion in novels about the enduring effects of slavery on the descendants of slaves in the post-civil rights era. Focusing on Gayl Jones's Corregidora (1975), David Bradley's The Chaneysville Incident (1981), and Octavia Butler's Kindred (1979), Ashraf Rushdy situates these works in their cultural moment of production, highlighting the ways in which they respond to contemporary debates about race and family. Tracing the evolution of this literary form, he considers such works as Edward Ball's Slaves in the Family (1998), in which descendants of slaveholders expose the family secrets of their ancestors. Remembering Generations examines how cultural works contribute to social debates, how a particular representational form emerges out of a specific historical epoch, and how some contemporary intellectuals meditate on the issue of historical responsibility--of recognizing that the slave past continues to exert an influence on contemporary American society.