Haunted Nations: The Colonial Dimensions of Multiculturalisms by Sneja GunewHaunted Nations: The Colonial Dimensions of Multiculturalisms by Sneja Gunew

Haunted Nations: The Colonial Dimensions of Multiculturalisms

bySneja GunewEditorSneja Gunew

Paperback | October 11, 2003

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Postcolonialism has attracted a large amount of interest in cultural theory, but the adjacent area of multiculturalism has not been scrutinised to quite the same extent. In this innovative new book, Sneja Gunew sets out to interrogate the ways in which the transnational discourse of multiculturalism may be related to the politics of race and indigeneity, grounding her discussion in a variety of national settings and a variety of literary, autobiographical and theoretical texts. Using examples from marginal sites - the "settler societies" of Australia and Canada - to cast light on the globally dominant discourses of the US and the UK, Gunew analyses the political ambiguities and the pitfalls involved in a discourse of multiculturalism haunted by the opposing spectres of anarchy and assimilation.
Sneja Gunewis Director of the Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations at the University of British Columbia.
Title:Haunted Nations: The Colonial Dimensions of MulticulturalismsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:October 11, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041528483X

ISBN - 13:9780415284837


Table of Contents

Introduction: Situated Multiculturalisms 1. The Terms of (Multi) Cultural DifferencePart 1: Haunted Nations2. Colonial Hauntings: The Colonial Seeds of Multiculturalism 3. Corporeal Choreographies of Transnational EnglishPart 2: Abjected Bodies4. A Text with Subtitles: Performing Ethnicity 5. Acoustic Transgressions and Identity Politics: A Translated PerformancePart 3: (Un)Civilized Communities6. Somatic Choreographies: Public Spaces; Private Belongings 7. Can Ghosts Emigrate? Diaspora, Exile and Community Conclusion: Transcultural Improvisations