Diasporic Mediations: Between Home and Location

Pirmais vāks
U of Minnesota Press, 1996 - 217 lappuses
In the heated, often rancorous debates that are the "culture wars", identity politics has been at the centre of both popular and academic discussion. In this series of meditations on the relationship between theory and practice, R. Radhakrishnan probes the intersections of poststructuralism and postcoloniality that lie at the heart of contemporary controversies over identity difference. This book records Radhakrishnan's attempt to make theory accountable to the world, even while eschewing narrow methodologies or "isms". Rather than embracing one totalizing point of view, these essays move in the spaces "between" to establish a productive dialogue between different disciplines and critical practices - to elaborate what the author calls "common ground". Considering issues of location, language, tradition, gender, ethnicity, nationalism, colonialism, culture, and history, Radhakrishnan reclaims poststructuralism as a tool for both understanding postcolonial reality and working for social change. Momentous and wise, this book provides thought-provoking considerations of contemporary issues surrounding identity, serving as a map of the postcolonial condition, or, in the author's words, of how to be "both past- and future-oriented within the history of the present".

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1 The Changing Subject and the Politics of Theory
Foucault or Gramsci?
3 Ethnic Identity and Poststructuralist Differance
Ethnicity and Beyond
Toward a Poststructuralist Pedagogy
6 Negotiating Subject Positions in an Uneven World
7 Cultural Theory and the Politics of Location
8 Postcoloniality and the Boundaries of Identity
9 Nationalism Gender and the Narrative of Identity
10 Is the Ethnic Authentic in the Diaspora?

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