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The Unwieldy Fetish: Desi Fantasies, Roots Tourism, and Diasporic Desires

Thomas Blom Hansen

in Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152950
eISBN:
9781400842612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152950.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the new economy of diasporic imagination that hit South Africa after 1994. It begins by examining a range of narratives of roots tourism whereby thousands of South African ... More


From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 18701964

Millery Polyne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034720
eISBN:
9780813039534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034720.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Haiti has long been both a source of immense pride—because of the Haitian Revolution—and of profound disappointment—because of the unshakable realities of poverty, political instability, and ... More


The American Diaspora: Philip Roth and the National Turn

Bryan Cheyette

in Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300093186
eISBN:
9780300199376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093186.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Philip Roth, in his early and middle years, characterizes “race,” in the form of European anti-Semitism or the rage of African Americans, as the one discourse that limits the seemingly endless ... More


Introduction: Diasporas of the Mind

Bryan Cheyette

in Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300093186
eISBN:
9780300199376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093186.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. It argues that one way of understanding different versions of diaspora is in relation to metaphorical thinking and ... More


Diaspora and Colonialism: Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi and the Cosmopolitan Jew

Bryan Cheyette

in Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300093186
eISBN:
9780300199376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093186.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the haunting figure of the disembodied luftmensch, coupled with the overdetermined black body, in the resonant life and work of Frantz Fanon. It argues that the rootless ... More


Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Bryan Cheyette

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300093186
eISBN:
9780300199376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093186.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book throws new light on a wide range of modern and contemporary writers—some at the heart of the canon, others more marginal—to explore the power and limitations of the diasporic imagination ... More


Diaspora and Postcolonialism: Salman Rushdie and the Jews

Bryan Cheyette

in Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300093186
eISBN:
9780300199376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093186.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the work of Salman Rushdie, and considers Rushdie’s identification with Roth as a Jewish writer under attack by his own community of readers. It is perhaps not a coincidence, in ... More


Overlapping Diasporas

Alex Lubin

in Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469612881
eISBN:
9781469615318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612881.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the formation of an African American diasporic imagination that was deeply influenced by Jewish diasporic politics and European Jewish Zionism. Beginning in the 1860s, African ... More


Diaspora and the Holocaust: Primo Levi, Jean Améry and the Art of Returning the Blow

Bryan Cheyette

in Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300093186
eISBN:
9780300199376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093186.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Auschwitz survivors Primo Levi and Jean Améry. It argues that the differences between Levi and Améry are precisely to do with Levi’s good fortune in returning to his family ... More


Diaspora, ‘Race’ and Redemption: Muriel Spark and the Trauma of Africa

Bryan Cheyette

in Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300093186
eISBN:
9780300199376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093186.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter shows how Muriel Spark’s fiction evokes the trauma of madness and unrestrained emotion as a counternarrative that challenges the assumption that a life-story, also part of the histories ... More


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