Discourse On Colonialism

Author: Aimé Césaire
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1583674101
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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

Author: Jonathan Dollimore
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719043529
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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

Author: Martin Evans
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501724010
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Written during the crucial first phase of English empire-building in the New World, Paradise Lost registers the radically divided attitudes toward the settlement of America that existed in seventeenth-century Protestant England. Evans looks at the relationship between Milton's epic 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.

Black British Cultural Studies

Author: Houston A. Baker, Jr.
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226144801
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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
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317891929
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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.

Zwischen Den Attentaten

Author: Aravind Adiga
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406622550
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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.

The Final Years Of British Hong Kong

Author: J. Flowerdew
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349261351
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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.