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An Alternative View of Culture and Cultural Change in Eleven Propositions

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ideas do have consequences in history, yet not because those ideas are inherently truthful or obviously correct but rather because of the ways they are embedded in very powerful institutions, ... More


Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other

John E. Drabinski

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641031
eISBN:
9780748652617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641031.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

What can we learn from reading Levinas alongside postcolonial theories of difference? With that question in view, this book undertakes readings of Gayatri Spivak, Homi Bhabha, Édouard Glissant, and ... More


Deconstruction and the Postcolonial: At the Limits of Theory

Michael Syrotinski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310560
eISBN:
9781846312922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312922
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As postcolonial studies shift to a more comparative approach, one of the most intriguing developments has been within the Francophone world. A number of genealogical lines of influence are now being ... More


Afterword: Postcolonial Theories and Thai Semicolonial Hybridities

Peter A. Jackson

in The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter discusses postcolonial theories of cultural hybridity to delineate some of the main forms of Siamese/Thai responses to the West. It compares Nestor García Canclini's account ... More


Grammars of Living Break their Tense: World Englishes and Cultural Translation

David Huddart

in Involuntary Associations: Postcolonial Studies and World Englishes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380253
eISBN:
9781781381540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380253.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter explores how World Englishes can be understood as instances of cultural translation, focusing ultimately on the example of Singapore. It begins by considering the extent to which ... More


Response and Resistance

Deepak Kumar

in Science and the Raj: A Study of British India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687149
eISBN:
9780199081684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687149.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

Close contact with a vibrant foreign culture stirred the minds of the local people. A few individuals responded by publishing scientific books and journals, while some decided to organize scientific ... More


The Ontology of Fracture

John E. Drabinski

in Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641031
eISBN:
9780748652617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641031.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers how Homi Bhabha's reflections on interstitial space and the problem of nation, narration, and counter-narration provide important occasions for thinking about the problem of ... More


History

David Martin-Jones

in Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622443
eISBN:
9780748651085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622443.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces the different definitions of time that are found in Gilles Deleuze's cinema texts, Cinema 1: The Movement-Image and Cinema 2: The Time-Image, and looks at the debate ... More


Growing the Tree of Science: Homi Bhabha and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Indira Chowdhury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466900
eISBN:
9780199087211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466900.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book is about one of the premier scientific institutions of modern India—the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) founded by the physicist Homi Bhabha in 1945. In a critical departure ... More


Genealogy, Power, and Discourse

Carl Olson

in The Allure of Decadent Thinking: Religious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199959839
eISBN:
9780199315970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Michel Foucault's method of genealogy, concept of power, and theory of discourse form the context for a critical consideration of Edward W. Said's notion of Orientalism.


The Nehru-Bhabha Years, 1947–64

Ashok Kapur

in Pokhran and Beyond: India's Nuclear Weapons Capability

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195667547
eISBN:
9780199081790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195667547.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter studies the events that occurred from 1947 to 1964, which are significant in the study of Indian nuclear history. It takes a look at the dominant role played by the political class ... More


Figures of Love in Later Romantic Antisemitism: Achim von Arnim

Katja Garloff

in Mixed Feelings: Tropes of Love in German Jewish Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704963
eISBN:
9781501706011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704963.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter draws on psychoanalytically inflected theories of ideology to offer a new explanation of the apparent inconsistencies of Arnim's antisemitism. Slavoj Žižek's concept of the “social ... More


Bridging the Silence, Part III: Trieste and the Language of Belonging

Susanne C. Knittel

in The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262786
eISBN:
9780823266500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262786.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 7 focuses on the works of Boris Pahor, Fulvio Tomizza, and Carolus Cergoly, all of whom perform the role of vicarious witnesses. In contrast to the simplistic and homogenizing mainstream ... More


Through the Arch: The Country House and the Tradition of English Tyranny in Woolf’s Between the Acts

Marlowe A. Miller

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Virginia Woolf’s writing in the 1930’s reveals her conviction that the training for male superiority and dominance begins in the family home, is "fostered and cherished by education and tradition," ... More


Cinema of Emancipation and Zacharias Kunuk’s Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Marco Bohr

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers stylistic and thematic analyses of the  cinematography and strategies of visual storytelling of Zacharias Kunuk’s Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001). Bohr provides an alternate ... More


Colonial Crosswords: (In)voicing the Gap in Mia Couto

Maria Manuel Lisboa

in Postcolonial Perspectives on the Cultures of Latin America and Lusophone Africa

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235668
eISBN:
9781846313851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235668.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter considers Mia Couto's narratives. Couto's status questions the politics of representation in a postcolonial society which emerged from five hundred years of imperial and colonial ... More


Colonialism and the Need for Impurity: Katherine Mansfield, ‘The Garden Party’ and Postcolonial Feeling

Emmanouil Aretoulakis

in Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748669097
eISBN:
9780748695140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669097.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The postcolonial, as feeling or experience much more than objective situation or material condition, is constituted by a continuous oscillation from the colonial to the anti-colonial, to ... More


A Multicultural Future (Destin Commun) for New Caledonia?: From Métissage to Hybridities

Raylene Ramsay

in The Literatures of the French Pacific: Reconfiguring Hybridity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380376
eISBN:
9781781387221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380376.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Until recently, New Caledonian writers have depicted mixed-race relations and cultural métissage less as a sign of inclusion than as a threat of cultural disintegration. Despite this resilient ... More


Conclusion: ‘The Return of the Unhomely Scholar’

Pierre-Philippe Fraiture

in V. Y. Mudimbe: Undisciplined Africanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318948
eISBN:
9781781381083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318948.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This conclusion highlights Mudimbe’s ability to consider the passage from the colonial to the postcolonial as a continuum rather than as a rupture. Like other thinkers such as Roy Wagner and Michel ... More


Apples and Mimic Men Patrick Chamoiseau's Une Enfance créole

Louise Hardwick

in Childhood, Autobiography and the Francophone Caribbean

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318412
eISBN:
9781781380475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318412.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Surveys and theorizes the development of the theme of childhood and the childhood memoir in postcolonial literature, particularly in Caribbean writing in French.


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