Decentering The Nation

Author by : Jesús A. Ramos-Kittrell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lexington Books
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 56
Total Download : 150
File Size : 53,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This book considers how global capitalism has upset the symbolic economy of “Mexican” cultural discourse. It focuses on the cultural processes through which people contest ideas about race, gender, and sexuality; reframe ideas of memory, history, and belonging; and negotiate the experiences of dislocation that affect them.


Decentering The Nation

Author by : Ash Amin
Languange : en
Publisher by :
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 66
Total Download : 858
File Size : 50,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Postcolonial Indian English Fiction

Author by : M. Rajagopalachary
Languange : en
Publisher by :
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 72
Total Download : 118
File Size : 47,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Re-visiting or re-contextualization of India by the Indian Writers in English offered exciting possibilities in fiction since 1980s. India is a huge construct in which each segment of the society feels it owns the totality in much the same way as the whole structure assimilates and celebrates plurality authenticating different marginalized sections and their narratives, the postcolonial way. Of late these voices from margins and their narratives have become integral to the Indian English Fiction scene. Indian history offered a vast repertoire for Indian fiction writers in English as it happened in the case of African writers in English in the fifties and sixties. Similarly, they subverted English language to make it their own using it in a freewheeling, resonant manner. Salman Rushdie, I. Allan Sealy, Amitav Ghosh, Dina Mehta, Githa Hariharan, Arundhati Roy and a host of other novelists have created a fictional corpus providing space, voice and visibility to marginalized groups in terms of class, community, religion and gender. These resistance narratives could be compared with the best in Regional Literatures in India as well as African English classics. The twenty-six articles in this anthology, as such, offer re-mappings of perspectives by the postcolonial Indian English Fictionists. These writers have made a habit of re-viewing history, resisting hegemonic perspectives, both imposed and home-grown, while projecting a spirit of liberation in the process. The issues the scholars in this anthology have dealt with are wide ranging, from reconstruction of minority histories, nationalism, communalism, dalit and women perspectives to freedom struggle revisited as reflected in an array of fascinating fictional works.


Korea Between Empires 1895 1919

Author by : Andre Schmid
Languange : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 40
Total Download : 926
File Size : 45,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Turning from more traditional modes of historical inquiry, Korea Between Empires explores the formative influence of language and social discourse on conceptions of nationalism, national identity, and the nation-state.


Decentering The Regime

Author by : Jeffrey W. Rubin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Duke University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 71
Total Download : 577
File Size : 52,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : An ethnographic analysis of popular politics and the pursuit of democracy in Juchitan, Mexico.


Asian Place Filipino Nation

Author by : Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 13
Total Download : 587
File Size : 52,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The Philippine Revolution of 1896–1905, which began against Spain and continued against the United States, took place in the context of imperial subjugation and local resistance across Southeast Asia. Yet scholarship on the revolution and the turn of the twentieth century in Asia more broadly has largely approached this pivotal moment in terms of relations with the West, at the expense of understanding the East-East and Global South connections that knit together the region’s experience. Asian Place, Filipino Nation reconnects the Philippine Revolution to the histories of Southeast and East Asia through an innovative consideration of its transnational political setting and regional intellectual foundations. Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz charts turn-of-the-twentieth-century Filipino thinkers’ and revolutionaries’ Asianist political organizing and proto-national thought, scrutinizing how their constructions of the place of Asia connected them to their regional neighbors. She details their material and affective engagement with Pan-Asianism, tracing how colonized peoples in the “periphery” of this imagined Asia—focusing on Filipinos, but with comparison to the Vietnamese—reformulated a political and intellectual project that envisioned anticolonial Asian solidarity with the Asian “center” of Japan. CuUnjieng Aboitiz argues that the revolutionary First Philippine Republic’s harnessing of transnational networks of support, activism, and association represents the crucial first instance of Pan-Asianists lending material aid toward anticolonial revolution against a Western power. Uncovering the Pan-Asianism of the periphery and its critical role in shaping modern Asia, Asian Place, Filipino Nation offers a vital new perspective on the Philippine Revolution’s global context and content.


Nation Work

Author by : Timothy Brook
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 46
Total Download : 999
File Size : 42,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : As increasing attention is drawn to globalization, questions arise about the fate of "the nation," a political and social unit that for centuries has seemed the common-sense way to organize the world. In Nation Work, Timothy Brook and Andr Schmid draw together eight essays that use historical examples from Asian countries--China, India, Korea, and Japan--to enrich our understandings of the origin and growth of nations. Asia provides fertile ground for this inquiry, the volume argues, because in Asia the history of the modern nation has been inseparable from global influences in the form of Western imperialism. Yet, while the impetus for building a modern national identity may have come from the need to fashion a favorable place in a world system dominated by Western nations, those engaged in nationalist enterprises found their particular voices more often in relation to tensions within Asia than in relation to more generic tensions between Asia and the West. With topics ranging from public health measures in nineteenth-century Japan through textual scholarship of Tamil intellectuals, the willful division of Korea's history from China's, the development of China's cotton industry, and the meaning of "postnational-ism" for Chinese artists, the essays reveal the fascinating array of sites at which nation work can take place. This will be essential reading for historians and social scientists interested in Asia. Timothy Brook is Professor of History, Stanford University. Andr Schmid is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto.


Decentering International Relations

Author by : Doctor Meghana Nayak
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zed Books Ltd.
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 35
Total Download : 811
File Size : 52,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Decentering International Relations seeks to actively confront, resist, and rewrite International Relations (IR), a heavily politicized field that is deeply centered in the North/West and privileges certain perspectives, pedagogies, and practices. Is it possible to break the chain of signifiers that always leads IR studies back to the US and its European allies? Through engagement with a variety of theories (ranging beyond the usual 'mainstream' versus 'critical/alternative' binary), and conversations with scholars, activists, and students, the authors invite the reader to participate in an accessible yet provocative experiment to decentre the North/West when we learn, study and do IR. In particular, they examine how the pressing issues of 'human rights', 'globalization', 'peace and security', and 'indigeneity' are simultaneously normative inventions meant to sustain particular power structures and sites for insurgent and subversive attempts to live IR at the margins. Selbin and Nayak have written a remarkable and provocative re-envisioning of a globally important subject.


The Novel And The Nation

Author by : Gerry Smyth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Contemporary Irish Studies
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 33
Total Download : 810
File Size : 52,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Recent developments in Irish literature are largely ignored in existing critical texts on Irish culture. This is the first study to make a detailed examination of the new novelists and themes emerging in the genre, as well as covering the foundations of contemporary Irish fiction.Gerry Smyth provides a broad overview of the forms and theories that comprise the traditional Irish novel and explores the ways in which modern writers challenge established notions of Irish fiction. Focusing on the work of leading contemporary Irish writers - including Roddy Doyle, Glenn Patterson, Emma Donoghue and Patrick McCabe - Smyth employs innovative techniques in his analysis, such as the relevance of post-colonial theory to Irish literature, and the links between literature and wider cultural and political developments. Also included is a previously unpublished interview with Roddy Doyle.


Cultural Nationalism In East Asia

Author by : Wade G Dudley
Languange : en
Publisher by : RoutledgeCurzon
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 57
Total Download : 233
File Size : 51,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Crafting Mexico

Author by : Rick A. López
Languange : en
Publisher by : Duke University Press Books
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 16
Total Download : 389
File Size : 54,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Introduction: nation formation, popular art, and the search for a Mexican aesthetic -- Ethnicizing the nation : the India Bonita Contest of 1921 -- Popular art and the staging of Indianness -- Foreign-Mexican collaboration, 1920/1940 -- The postrevolutionary cultural project, 1916/1938 -- The museum and the market, 1929/1948 -- Formulating a state policy toward popular art, 1937/1974 -- The "unbroken tradition" of Olinalá from the Aztecs through the revolution -- Transnational renaissance and local power struggles, 1920s to 1950s -- The road to Olinalá


Codesria Bulletin

Author by :
Languange : en
Publisher by :
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 85
Total Download : 133
File Size : 46,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Pragmatism Nation And Race

Author by : Chad Kautzer
Languange : en
Publisher by :
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 46
Total Download : 436
File Size : 48,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Pragmatism's engagement with contemporary American issues


House Garden Nation

Author by : Ileana Rodríguez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Duke University Press Books
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 22
Total Download : 808
File Size : 54,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : In this exploration of the intersections of gender, ethnicity, and nation in times of transition to modernity in Caribbean women's narrative, Rodriguez first examines novels of nation-formation and testimonial literature as masculine paradigms. In the second part, she examines three women from the Latin American oligarchy who speak of their nations, and two women, thinking of the histories of the transition between slave and free labor, who write about their islands. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Placing The Nation

Author by : Rhys Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by :
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 60
Total Download : 340
File Size : 44,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Placing the Nation examines the importance of place for the way in which nations come into being and are reproduced over time.


African Media And The Digital Public Sphere

Author by : Okoth Fred Mudhai
Languange : en
Publisher by : Palgrave MacMillan
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 31
Total Download : 756
File Size : 43,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : African Media and the Digital Public Sphere examines, from theoretical and empirical perspectives, the claims that new information and communication technologies (ICTs) are catalysts of democratic change in Africa. Contributors do so from optimist, pragmatist-realist and pessimist stances through analyses of words and deeds of various political actors and organizations or institutions, from government units to political parties and party leaders to civil society organizations and minority groups. It is the first such publication contributed to by various African and Africanist scholars, based in Africa and around the world, whose research and/or practice activities focus on the relationship between new digital media and democracy on the continent.


Studies In The Formation Of The Nation State In Latin America

Author by : University of London
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of London
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 46
Total Download : 526
File Size : 51,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This book adopts a variety of disciplinary, thematic, and country-based approaches to the complex and contested issues around the character of the nation-state in Latin America. In recent years there has been a great deal of scholarly interest in this topic from the viewpoint of cultural and literary studies, but Latin America remains under-represented in general historical and sociological theories of nationhood. The authors seek to develop debate and research on the topic through case-studies (including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Spain), historiographical review, and themes such as the role of violence, military conscription and pensions, money and the role of finance, early notions of development, the ambiguous role of liberalism, and how to evaluate the reach and qualities of the nation-state. Contributors include Miguel Angel Centeno (Princeton University), Malcolm Deas (St Antony's College, Oxford), James Dunkerley (Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London), Paul Gootenberg (State University of New York at Stony Brook), Alan Knight (St Antony's College, Oxford), Colin Lewis (London School of Economics), Fernando López Alves (University of California, Santa Barbara), David McCreery (Georgia State University), Florencia Mallon (University of Wisconsin), Seemin Qayum (Goldsmiths College, University of London), Guy Thomson (University of Warwick), and Steven Topik (University of California, Irvine). James Dunkerley is director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, and also professor of politics at Queen Mary, University of London. He is coeditor of the Journal of Latin American Studies. His most recent books are Americana: The Americas in the World, around 1850 (or 'Seeing the Elephant' as the Theme for an Imaginary Western) (2000) and Warriors and Scribes: Essays in the History and Politics of Latin America (2000).


American Studies

Author by :
Languange : en
Publisher by :
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 69
Total Download : 174
File Size : 42,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Journal Of Asian American Studies

Author by :
Languange : en
Publisher by :
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 25
Total Download : 884
File Size : 50,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Official publication of the Association for Asian American Studies, explores all aspects of the Asian American experience. Publishes original works of scholarly interest to the field, including new theoretical developments; research results; methodological innovations; public policy concerns; pedagogical issues; and book, media reviews.


Imagining The Nation In Four Philippine Novels

Author by : Maria Teresa Martinez-Sicat
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of the Phillipines Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 60
Total Download : 767
File Size : 47,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : In her book Dr. Sicat interrogates Maximo Kalaw's The Filipino Rebel: A Romance of American Occupation in the Philippines, F. Sionil Jose's Po-on, Linda Ty-Casper's The Three Cornered Sun, and Alfred A. Yuson's Great Philippine Jungle Energy Cafe. Set against the historical conjunctures of the Philippine Revolution against Spain and the Philippine-American war, these novels conceptualize a people free of foreign oppression and therefore ripe for the shaping of the nation. The author points out, however, that the concept of the nation in these novels integrates the masses into a political, economic, and social system dominated by the native elite. The socio-historical forces - ilustrados and pobres y ignorantes - are present: the exploitative relationship between them is absent. Sicat believes that in Philippine literary discourse, the concept of the nation must be imbued with the masses' definition of the nation. The revolution against Spain and the Philippine-American war were fought mainly by the masses, and their struggles can provide the basis for a common meaning, a common history. Instead of belittilng the masses, literature can valorize their consciousness and their language. It can challenge the hidden assumptions of the dominant power system and thereby contribute to the shaping of a strong and authentic nation.


Women Technology And The Myth Of Progress

Author by : Eileen B. Leonard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pearson College Division
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 39
Total Download : 278
File Size : 49,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Leonard (sociology, Vassar College) provides a critical analysis of technology, with a focus on the experiences of contemporary U.S. women. Coverage includes the social nature of technological development and use; mass media and its messages; the impact of technological developments on the social and economic status of women in the U.S.; specific problems associated with reproductive, office, and household technologies; reasons why technology has not been subjected to more critique in American society; and the potential of technology to improve human life. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.