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Multiculturalism and Beyond

R. D. Grillo

in Pluralism and the Politics of Difference: State, Culture, and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294269
eISBN:
9780191599378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294263.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In Britain and other countries with similar patterns of ethnic and cultural diversity, policy in the 1980s and 1990s stood within the messy middle of the spectrum from assimilation to separatism. ... More


The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Stephen Clingman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The book proceeds from a central contemporary paradox. Never before have we been confronted by such dizzying forms of multiplicity, while at the same time facing still powerful appeals to singularity ... More


Combination, Divination

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Salman Rushdie is the most ebullient of transnational writers, and central to this are formal features, embedded as the inner DNA of his fiction. Among them is the key figure of chiasmus which, with ... More


Freedom of Speech

Anne Norton

in On the Muslim Question

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157047
eISBN:
9781400846351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157047.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines how the Muslim question has been linked to the question of freedom of speech. A clash of civilizations that saw the West as the realm of enlightenment, and Muslims in the realm ... More


Salman Rushdie

Andrew Teverson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070501
eISBN:
9781781701225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070501.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Salman Rushdie is one of the world's most important writers of politicised fiction. He is a self-proclaimed controversialist, capable of exciting radically divergent viewpoints; a novelist of ... More


Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Elizabeth S. Anker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Over the past fifty years, debates about human rights have assumed an increasingly prominent place in postcolonial literature and theory. Writers from Salman Rushdie to Nawal El Saadawi have used the ... More


Islam and Blasphemy on the International Stage, 1989–2011

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Some of the larger and more famous recent attempts to export blasphemy restrictions from the Muslim world to the West have had such a complex and long lasting effect that they require particular ... More


South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Ruvani Ranasinha

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199207770
eISBN:
9780191695681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book provides an historical account of the publication and reception of South Asian Anglophone writing from the 1930s to the present, based on original archival research drawn from a range of ... More


Contexts of Literary Production and Consumption

Ruvani Ranasinha

in South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199207770
eISBN:
9780191695681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book traces a genealogy of the literary publication and reception of South Asian Anglophone writing in 20th-century Britain, through a comparison of the changing contexts of literary production ... More


Writing Back, Re-writing Britain: Farrukh Dhondy and Salman Rushdie

Ruvani Ranasinha

in South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199207770
eISBN:
9780191695681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The mass immigration of the 1950s and 1960s changed the dynamics of British culture and created new audiences. Later writers from South Asia were more confident in self-consciously writing against ... More


Designs on the Contemporary: Anthropological Tests

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226138336
eISBN:
9780226138503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138503.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The book presents a highly original reflection on the status of an “anthropology of the contemporary”. Following on the same authors’ Demands of the Day, this new and convincing manuscript gives a ... More


Literary Worlds

Eric Hayot

in On Literary Worlds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199926695
eISBN:
9780199980499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926695.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the common use of the term “world” in literary studies that speaks to the relation between literature and worlds, and has nothing to do with world-systems or world literature. ... More


The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life

Lawrence Rosen

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226726137
eISBN:
9780226726144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726144.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book illuminates key aspects of Muslim life and how central tenets of that life are being challenged and culturally refashioned. Through a series of poignant tales—from the struggle by a group ... More


Anti-racism, liberalism and class in The Satanic Verses and the Rushdie affair

Ahmed Rehana

in Writing British Muslims: Religion, class and multiculturalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719087400
eISBN:
9781781708972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087400.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a crucial context to the Britain-based controversy surrounding the publication of Salman Rushdie’s 1988 novel The Satanic Verses, establishing the importance of a dialectical ... More


Postscript: Remapping the Nation: The Map was in My Head.

in Worlds Within: National Narratives and Global Connections in Postcolonial Writing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754903
eISBN:
9780804772501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754903.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This postscript is devoted to subcontinental portraits of national memory, mourning, and movement in Rushdie's The Satanic Verses (1988) and Ghosh's The Shadow Lines (1989). It considers the ... More


East-West Descent Narratives

Rachel Falconer

in Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses several East–West descent narratives. The first is Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, which represents the descent of a Western, imperial hero into a demonic ... More


Introduction: Constructs by Which We Live

Elizabeth S. Anker

in Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book explores various failures of human rights and the prevailing theoretical orientations within postcolonial studies through what it calls an “embodied politics of reading.” In particular, it ... More


Constituting the Liberal Subject of Rights: Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children

Elizabeth S. Anker

in Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children in order to show how it adjudicates the yield of liberalism as a theory of politics and selfhood. Central to the plot of ... More


Antipodean American Postmodernism: Turning the Subject Inside Out

Paul Giles

in Antipodean America: Australasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199301560
eISBN:
9780199369218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301560.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This focus of this chapter is on fiction produced in the United States since 1945 that has been shaped in one way or another by Australasia. The contexts addressed range from engagement with ... More


The pop novel in the age of globalisation: The Ground Beneath Her Feet and Fury

Andrew Teverson

in Salman Rushdie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070501
eISBN:
9781781701225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070501.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the novels The Ground Beneath Her Feet and Fury, which take globalisation as a central theme. These tend to reflect more ambivalently upon the subject, since they focus upon ... More


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