Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas

Hardcover | February 15, 2009

EditorMichelle Keown

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This edited collection breaks new ground within the field of postcolonial diaspora studies, moving beyond the predominantly Anglophone bias of much existing scholarship by investigating comparative links between a range of Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanic and Neerlandophone cultural contexts. Ranging across the disciplines of history, sociology, literary analysis, cultural studies and the visual arts, the collection examines both the contributions and limitations of existing postcolonial diaspora scholarship, as well as developing new cross-disciplinary theoretical paradigms. Exploring a variety of geographical locations including Europe, the Americas, the Pacific and the Middle East, the collection is divided into three main sections: 'Discovering Europe' (with essays by John McLeod, Elleke Boehmer and Frances Gouda, and Siobhán Shilton); 'Nostalgia and the Longing for Home' (featuring Patrick Williams, Patria Román-Velásquez and Janet Wilson); and 'Comparative Diasporic Contexts' (with contributions from Celia Britton, Mohit Prasad and Bill Marshall), concluding with a postscript by Elizabeth Ezra and Terry Rowden.

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This edited collection breaks new ground within the field of postcolonial diaspora studies, moving beyond the predominantly Anglophone bias of much existing scholarship by investigating comparative links between a range of Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanic and Neerlandophone cultural contexts. Ranging across the disciplines of history,...

MICHELLE KEOWN specializes in postcolonial literature and theory, particularly that of the Pacific. She has published widely on Maori, Pacific and New Zealand writing, and is the author of Postcolonial Pacific Writing: Representations of the Body (2005) and Pacific Islands Writing: The Postcolonial Literatures of Aotearoa/New Zealand ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.78 × 5.57 × 0.78 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230547087

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Theorizing Postcolonial Diasporas--M.Keown, D.Murphy& J.Procter
PART ONE: DISCOVERING EUROPE
European Tribes: Transnational Diasporic Encounters--J.McLeod
Postcolonial Studies in the Context of the 'Diasporic' Netherlands--E.Boehmer& F.Gouda
Transcultural Encounters in Contemporary Art: Gender, Genre and History--S.Shilton
PART TWO: NOSTALGIA AND LONGING FOR 'HOME'
'Naturally, I reject the term "diaspora"': Said and Palestinian Dispossession--P.Williams
Latin Americans in London and the Dynamics of Diasporic Identities--P.Roman-Velasquez
Constructing the Metropolitan Homeland: The Literatures of the White Settler Societies of New Zealand and Australia--J.Wilson
PART THREE: COMPARATIVE DIASPORIC CONTEXTS
Exile, Incarceration and the Homeland: Jewish References in French Caribbean Novels--C.Britton
Vijay Singh's Indo-Fijian Work Ethic: The Politics of Diasporic Definitions--M.Prasad
French Atlantic Diasporas; B.Marshall
Postscript: Postcolonial Transplants: Cinema, Diaspora, and the Body Politic--E.Ezra& T.Rowden
Index