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 Writing Diaspora in the West, Peter McCarthy argues that the surveyors and theoreticians of modern human subjectivity have discovered in the margins a motherland, nourishing and nurturing them in the fantastic culture of what he terms the 'new marginalism'. This culture, McCarthy argues, is the product of a certain fantasy, the projection of a subjective homeland onto the various margins of discourse, subjectivity, history and geography that goes beyond a Left minoritarian ethos. This fantasy leads to a certain marginal affectivity, a fascination and identification with things perceived at the margins or bounds of a psychopathological homeland, especially with those who live or subsist there. McCarthy's work stands as a challenge to liberal critical orthodoxies concerning the representation of marginal experience.
PETER MCCARTHY is a 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:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:February 17, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage: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