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Cartographies of Transnationalism in Postcolonial Feminisms: Geography, Culture, Identity, Politics by Jamil Khader

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Cartographies of Transnationalism in Postcolonial Feminisms: Geography, Culture, Identity, Politics This book proffers a new theory of the radical possibilities of contemporary postcolonial feminist writings from Africa the Middle East the Americas and the Caribbean against what can be described as actually existing colonialisms These writers include prominent and other less known postcolonial women writers such as Tsitsi Dangarembga Louise Erdrich Aurora Levins Morales Rosario Morales Esmeralda Santiago Raymonda Tawil Michelle Cliff and Rigoberta Menchu Negotiating the contradictions among gender nation and globalization postcolonial women writers construct extimate subjectivities that mark their excessive locations in the social field through the dialectical relation between the intimate and the external the intimately or internally external articulating these contradictions within the larger history and narratives of anti colonial internationalist struggle for liberation and emancipation Grounded in a commitment to the future of the postcolonial nation and the project of decolonization and liberation within the ever encroaching neocolonial global capitalist system postcolonial women s narratives of displacing offer not only an alternative mode of ideological critique of scripted and commonly inherited discourses of identity home culture that obfuscate the fundamental social antagonism but also ways of changing them through practices of radical politics The book thus charts four intersecting dialogic strategies by which postcolonial women writers produce extimate subjectivities travel unhomeliness multiple and shifting subject positions and transnational alliances First specific strategies of travel voluntary and involuntary within glocal networks of dispossession displacement and labor migration that foreground their extimate locations as internally external Second tactics of unhomeliness that uncover traces of the foreign and elsewhere in the edifice of the familiar that serve as the basis for interrogating dominant discourses of belonging Third techniques of multiple and shifting subject positions that recognize the excessive location of the extimate subject in order to unravel not only the contingency of the subject s ontic properties but also her locations in the interplay of oppression and privilege And fourth strategies for building political solidarity with transnational and transethnic communities of struggle that are grounded in the concrete Universality of the excluded communities This book bears witness to the radical possibility in contemporary postcolonial feminist writing and promises a way out of the impasse of the current culturalization of politics in the humanities that has resulted from the uncritical celebration of hybridity and the concomitant emphasis on diaspora postnationalism and cosmopolitanism in dominant discourses of postcolonial ethnic and transnational studies

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Arguably the most prolific and most widely read philosopher of our time Slavoj Zizek has made indelible interventions into many disciplines of the so called human sciences that have transformed the terms of discussion in these fields Although his work has been the subject of many volumes of searching criticism and commentary there is no assessment to date of the value of his work for the development of these disciplines i Zizek Now i brings together distinguished critics to explore the utility and far ranging implications of Zizek s thought and provide an evaluation of the difference his work makes or promises to make in their chosen fields As such the volume offers chapters on quantum physics and Zizek s transcendentalist materialist theory of the subject Hegel s absolute materialist Christianity postcolonial violence eco politics ceremonial acts and the postcolonial revolutionary subject Contributors to the volume include Adrian Johnston Ian Parker Todd McGowan Bruno Bosteels Erik Vogt Verena Conley Joshua Ramey Jamil Khader and Zizek himself, This book proffers a new theory of the radical possibilities of contemporary postcolonial feminist writings from Africa the Middle East the Americas and the Caribbean against what can be described as actually existing colonialisms These writers include prominent and other less known postcolonial women writers such as Tsitsi Dangarembga Louise Erdrich Aurora Levins Morales Rosario Morales Esmeralda Santiago Raymonda Tawil Michelle Cliff and Rigoberta Menchu Negotiating the contradictions among gender nation and globalization postcolonial women writers construct extimate subjectivities that mark their excessive locations in the social field through the dialectical relation between the intimate and the external the intimately or internally external articulating these contradictions within the larger history and narratives of anti colonial internationalist struggle for liberation and emancipation Grounded in a commitment to the future of the postcolonial nation and the project of decolonization and liberation within the ever encroaching neocolonial global capitalist system postcolonial women s narratives of displacing offer not only an alternative mode of ideological critique of scripted and commonly inherited discourses of identity home culture that obfuscate the fundamental social antagonism but also ways of changing them through practices of radical politics The book thus charts four intersecting dialogic strategies by which postcolonial women writers produce extimate subjectivities travel unhomeliness multiple and shifting subject positions and transnational alliances First specific strategies of travel voluntary and involuntary within glocal networks of dispossession displacement and labor migration that foreground their extimate locations as internally external Second tactics of unhomeliness that uncover traces of the foreign and elsewhere in the edifice of the familiar that serve as the basis for interrogating dominant discourses of belonging Third techniques of multiple and shifting subject positions that recognize the excessive location of the extimate subject in order to unravel not only the contingency of the subject s ontic properties but also her locations in the interplay of oppression and privilege And fourth strategies for building political solidarity with transnational and transethnic communities of struggle that are grounded in the concrete Universality of the excluded communities This book bears witness to the radical possibility in contemporary postcolonial feminist writing and promises a way out of the impasse of the current culturalization of politics in the humanities that has resulted from the uncritical celebration of hybridity and the concomitant emphasis on diaspora postnationalism and cosmopolitanism in dominant discourses of postcolonial ethnic and transnational studies, This book proffers a new theory of the radical possibilities of contemporary postcolonial feminist writings from Africa the Middle East the Americas and the Caribbean against what can be described as actually existing colonialisms These writers include prominent and other less known postcolonial women writers such as Tsitsi Dangarembga Louise Erdrich Aurora Levins Morales Rosario Morales Esmeralda Santiago Raymonda Tawil Michelle Cliff and Rigoberta Menchu Negotiating the contradictions among gender nation and globalization postcolonial women writers construct extimate subjectivities that mark their excessive locations in the social field through the dialectical relation between the intimate and the external the intimately or internally external articulating these contradictions within the larger history and narratives of anti colonial internationalist struggle for liberation and emancipation br Grounded in a commitment to the future of the postcolonial nation and the project of decolonization and liberation within the ever encroaching neocolonial global capitalist system postcolonial women s narratives of displacing offer not only an alternative mode of ideological critique of scripted and commonly inherited discourses of identity home culture that obfuscate the fundamental social antagonism but also ways of changing them through practices of radical politics The book thus charts four intersecting dialogic strategies by which postcolonial women writers produce extimate subjectivities travel unhomeliness multiple and shifting subject positions and transnational alliances First specific strategies of travel voluntary and involuntary within glocal networks of dispossession displacement and labor migration that foreground their extimate locations as internally external Second tactics of unhomeliness that uncover traces of the foreign and elsewhere in the edifice of the familiar that serve as the basis for interrogating dominant discourses of belonging Third techniques of multiple and shifting subject positions that recognize the excessive location of the extimate subject in order to unravel not only the contingency of the subject s ontic properties but also her locations in the interplay of oppression and privilege And fourth strategies for building political solidarity with transnational and transethnic communities of struggle that are grounded in the concrete Universality of the excluded communities br This book bears witness to the radical possibility in contemporary postcolonial feminist writing and promises a way out of the impasse of the current culturalization of politics in the humanities that has resulted from the uncritical celebration of hybridity and the concomitant emphasis on diaspora postnationalism and cosmopolitanism in dominant discourses of postcolonial ethnic and transnational studies