Writing Diaspora In The West: Intimacy, Identity and the New Marginalism by P. McCarthyWriting Diaspora In The West: Intimacy, Identity and the New Marginalism by P. McCarthy

Writing Diaspora In The West: Intimacy, Identity and the New Marginalism

byP. McCarthy

Hardcover | February 17, 2009

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In this bold intervention into the understanding of the diasporic experience within cultural studies, McCarthy challenges a critical position emergent over the last thirty years (what he calls the 'new marginalism'). He confronts the liberal orthodoxies that prevail in this area, exposing contradictions in the thinking of its major theorists.
PETER MCCARTHY is Research Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
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Title:Writing Diaspora In The West: Intimacy, Identity and the New MarginalismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:179 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.72 inPublished:February 17, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230218873

ISBN - 13:9780230218871

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction First Person Reflection: Origins of the Marginal Disposition Of Home and Hearth: Maps, Histories and Territorial Claims The Subject Missing: Erasure and the Reflective Margin Conflation, Contradiction and the Colonised Mind The Curious Heimat : Fetishism, Rupture, Boundary Notes Bibliography Index

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'Not shying away from controversy, indeed inviting it, Peter McCarthy has written a bold book that deconstructs the assumptions of diaspora studies. He demonstrates that postcolonial and poststructuralist theorists have appropriated and identified with the subject of their study - marginalization. By adopting epistemological privilege for the diasporic experience, they claim explanatory insight into human affairs. The book will both infuriate and inspire those interested in diaspora, transnationalism, and postcolonialism.' - Gregory Jusdanis, Distinguished Humanities Professor, Ohio State University, USA