Colonization or Globalization?

Colonization or Globalization? : Postcolonial Explorations of Imperial Expansion

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The essays in this volume present new scholarship on imperial expansion through colonization and globalization from a variety of postcolonial perspectives. Most of the articles are grounded in literary works. National identities and imageries are scrutinized, deconstructing the modernist and utopian idea of a nation as a site of homogeneity, and reviewing the importance of the changing concept of identity in the different phases of more

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  • Hardback | 188 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739131761
  • 9780739131763

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Covering a wide range of texts-from contemporary British detective fiction to Hollywood's King Solomon's Mines-the essays in this collection deploy a variety of postcolonial approaches to examine and argue for a continuum between colonialism and globalization. This is a timely, refreshing volume, which will be of keen interest to scholars of contemporary literature and culture. -- Padmini Mongia, editor of Contemporary Postcolonial Theory This is an excellent and timely intervention into the dialogue between postcolonialism and globalization studies, emphasizing as it does the utility and adaptability of postcolonial concepts to a rapidly changing world. The collection demonstrates with admirable clarity the ways in which the imperial enterprise has developed globally and shows how valuable postcolonial analyses have become. -- Bill Ashcroft, author of Intimate Horizons: the Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literatureshow more

About Silvia Nagy-Zekmi

Silvia Nagy-Zekmi is a professor of Hispanic and Cultural Studies and director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at Villanova University. She authored Transatlantic Parallelisms: Postcoloniality and Writings by Women in Latin America and North Africa; History of Andean Folksons; edited Paradoxical Citizenship; Orientalism in Latin America and coedited with Fernando Leiva Democracy in Chile. Chantal Zabus is a professor of Comparative Postcolonial Literatures and Gender Studies at the University Paris 13; a researcher with the University of Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, as well as a senior scholar at the Institut Universitaire de France, Paris. She is the author of Between Rites and Rights, The African Palimpsest, and Tempests after Shakespeare. She has also edited Fearful Symmetries: Essays and Testimonies on Excision and Circumcision; Changements au feminin en Afrique noire; and with Jacques Derrida, Le more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 The Language of Imperial Expansion Pg. vii Part 2 I. Neo-Imperial Traces or Premonitions in Modernity Chapter 3 Empire, the Question of Representation and the Erasure of Inhabitancy Chapter 4 Contemporary Hollywood and the Persistence of the Empire: Nostalgia and Post-Imperial Voyeurism in Hallmark's King Solomon's Mines Chapter 5 British Nostalgia for the Ottoman Past: The Legible Multiethnicity of Old Istanbul in the Works of Barbara Nadel and Jason Goodwin Chapter 6 Utopian Fiction and Imperial Homogeneity: The Case of William Morris's News from Nowhere and Yussuf Sybaai's The Land of Hypocrisy Part 7 II. Interference of the Imperial Tradition in Asia Chapter 8 Colonizing the Mind: Education and Literacy in Colonial India Chapter 9 Re-presenting the Empire: the Picturesque Aesthetic in 69Satyajit Ray's The Chess Players Chapter 10 Deconstructing the Instant-Mix Imperial Democracy: Arundhati Roy's Political Essays Chapter 11 Nuclear Imperialism: The United States and Micronesia Part 12 III. Reformulations of the Imperial Project Chapter 13 The Nemesis of Empire as Mimesis Chapter 14 Empire, Allegorical Imperative, and Games of Truth: J. M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians Chapter 15 "Child-Emporererer (Vacncy)": Apprehending U.S. Empire through Robert Fitterman's Metropolis Chapter 16 The "Armageddon Election" and the Antichrist Debates Chapter 17 Imperialism is on the March: Market Tyranny and the Fight Beyond Revolutionshow more