Postcolonial Spaces: The Politics of Place in Contemporary Culture

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

EditorAndrew Teverson, Sara Upstone

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With essays from a range of geographies and bringing together influential scholars across a range of disciplines, this book focuses on the role of space in the study of the politics of contemporary postcolonial experience, engaging with the spectrum of postcolonial spatialities which play a significant role in defining global postcolonial culture.

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With essays from a range of geographies and bringing together influential scholars across a range of disciplines, this book focuses on the role of space in the study of the politics of contemporary postcolonial experience, engaging with the spectrum of postcolonial spatialities which play a significant role in defining global postcolon...

ANDREW TEVERSON is Director of Studies for English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University, London,UK.He is the author of Salman Rushdie (Contemporary World Writers). SARA UPSTONE is Principal Lecturer in English Literature, Kingston University, London, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.02 × 5.75 × 0.78 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230252257

ISBN - 13:9780230252257

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Table of Contents

Table of Figures and Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Foreword; E.Soja
Introduction; A.Teverson & S.Upstone
English Somewheres: Caryl Phillips and the English North; J.McLeod 
A Few Words About the Role of the Cartographers: Mapping and Postcolonial Resistance in Peter Carey's 'Do You Love Me?'; N.Dunlop 
'How does your garden grow?' or Jamaica Kincaid's Spatial Praxis in My Garden (book): and Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya; W.Knepper 
Gender and Space in Postcolonial Fiction: South Asian Novelists Re-imagining Women's Spatial Boundaries; E.Jackson 
From Hijab to Sweatshops: Segregated Bodies and Contested Space in Monica Ali's Brick Lane; M.Germanà 
Overlapping Space and the Negotiation of Cultural Identity: Children's Literature from the South Asian Diaspora; S.Emmambokus 
Owning the City: Screening Postcolonial Bombay in Milan Luthria's Taxi 9 2 11: Nau Do Gyarah; C.Herbert 
Postcolonial Purgatory: The Space of Migrancy in Dirty Pretty Things; J.Graham
Third Space, Abstract Space and Coloniality: National and Subaltern Cartography in Ecuador; S.A.Radcliffe
Security, Territory, and Colonial Populations: Town and Empire in Foucault's 1978 Lecture Course; S.Legg 
The Geography of Theory: Knowledge, Politics and the Postcolonial Present; T.Jazeel
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

"This is an important and timely publication which makes a persuasive case for a more sustained engagement with the politics of space in postcolonial studies. Its interdisciplinary range of reference makes for a rich and multifaceted approach to its subject." - Michelle Keown, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Edinburgh, UK