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Caliban's Modernities, Postcolonial Poeteries

Jahan Ramazani

in A Transnational Poetics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226703442
eISBN:
9780226703374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how postcolonial poetry responds to the technology, alienation and other features of global modernity. It compares this response to those of the more canonically modernist ... More


Cosmic Modernity: Henry David Thoreau, the Missionary Memoir, and the Heathen Within

Jerome Tharaud

in Apocalyptic Geographies: Religion, Media, and the American Landscape

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691200101
eISBN:
9780691203263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200101.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter talks about Henry David Thoreau's Walden from 1854, which is a parody of a popular evangelical genre, the missionary memoir. It elaborates how reading Walden recovers a conception of ... More


Terrorism and the Railway

Marian Aguiar

in Tracking Modernity: India's Railway and the Culture of Mobility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665600
eISBN:
9781452946429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665600.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes how global modernity enables and ceases movement through cultural visions of the Indian railway, focusing on the way terror as a cultural process converges on the image of the ... More


Un-American Gothic: The Alien Invasion Narrative and Global Modernity

Paul A. Cantor

in The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter Ten examines the development of a mode of un-American Gothic in alien invasion narratives on television, including The X-Files, Invasion, The Event, V, Fringe, and Falling Skies. These shows ... More


The Paradox of Faith: Religion beyond Secularization and Desecularization

Adrian Pabst

in The Deepening Crisis: Governance Challenges after Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772805
eISBN:
9780814723562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772805.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter argues that the standard models of “secularization” and “desecularization” are theoretically problematic and empirically questionable. By essentializing religion, both theories adopt a ... More


Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Postcolonial Automobility discusses how the automobile, with its promise of autonomous, unfettered mobility is a paradigmatic object through which one can assess the pleasures, dangers, and limits of ... More


Conclusion

in Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310782
eISBN:
9781846313141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313141.009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Frederick Douglass was confronted with the dilemma of representation in the complex social, cultural, and political milieu of the nineteenth-century Atlantic world. His Narrative of the Life of ... More


Moving Pictures, Mired Cars: The Automobile in African Francophone Cinema

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 3 turns to Francophone cinema, discussing in detail Ousmane Sembene’s Xala and Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s Quartier Mozart. While media scholars like Kristin Ross have often focused on the shared ... More


The Return of the Mercedes: Upward Mobility, the Good Life, and Nigerian Video Film

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 4 examines the popular and low-budget Nollywood video films where the private luxury car is both a highly coveted object, typically seen driving down paved roads in posh neighborhoods, and a ... More


Holy Ghosts: The Christian Century in Modern Japanese Fiction

Rebecca Suter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840013
eISBN:
9780824868581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840013.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book looks at the repeated reappearance in modern fiction of the so-called “Christian century” of Japan, the period between the arrival of Jesuit missionaries in 1549 and the Shimabara rebellion ... More


Imagining the Colonial City

Jini Kim Watson

in The New Asian City: Three-Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675722
eISBN:
9781452947556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675722.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter traces colonial urban development in historical and theoretical terms, emphasizing how colonial cities have been theorized in terms of global modernity, capitalism, and imperialism. It ... More


The Hum of Progress: Motorcars and the Modernization of West Africa

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 1 focuses on the history of motorization from the colonial moment to the decolonizing decades following World War II. Examining various events or episodes alongside key literary and ... More


Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea: Freedom's Frontier

Theodore Hughes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157490
eISBN:
9780231500715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157490.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Korean writers and filmmakers crossed literary and visual cultures in multilayered ways under Japanese colonial rule (1910–1945). Taking advantage of new modes and media that emerged in the early ... More


Navigating the Cosmopolis

Sonia N. Das

in Linguistic Rivalries: Tamil Migrants and Anglo-Franco Conflicts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190461775
eISBN:
9780190461805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461775.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes narratives and rituals of travel and pilgrimage that challenge hegemonic concepts of the “global” to memorialize the excursions of both Indian and Sri Lankan Tamils in search of ... More


“No Danger No Delay”: Wole Soyinka and the Perils of Driving

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 2 focuses on the tragedy of motorcar accidents through a close reading of Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka’s 1965 post-independence play The Road about Nigerian lorry drivers living on the urban ... More


Women in Traffic: Toward a Feminist Automobility

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 5 looks at the way that feminist texts re-write and work in dialogue with the male-centered films and novels where the car is a sign of patriarchal power and capitalist achievement. This ... More


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