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Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398776-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9877-6
Book Chapter

By Rafael Campo
Book: The Enemy
Published: 17 April 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389576-037
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8957-6
Published: 02 January 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383413-026
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8341-3
Published: 10 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373049-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7304-9
Published: 10 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7304-9
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374367-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
... This essay analyzes how Indra Sinha, in his 2007 novel, Animal’s People , uses the allegorical figure of the protagonist Animal to address the human rights tragedies that resulted from a disastrous gas leak from an American-owned pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, in 1984. By refusing...
Published: 25 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375401-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7540-1
... This chapter continues the discussion of Kim Saryang, offering a new reading of his “Into the Light.” The chapter’s analysis of Kim’s work centers on dismantling the notion of a self-same I, as well as an allegorized I standing in for the plight of the Korean people. At the same time, the...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374527-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7452-7
... The introduction lays out the book’s focus on Asian racialization and capitalism by analyzing a recent controversy in Canada over the removal of an image of an Asian female scientist from the newly designed one-hundred-dollar bill. The controversy allegorizes the dark side of the Asian-Jewish...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-024
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
..., that is to say the violence at the disposal of the state, took on added resonance in cross-cultural contexts of slavery and colonialism. Interpreting Locke’s interest in heraldry, coats of arms, and other emblems of sovereignty in light of Walter Benjamin’s insights into allegorical forms of signifying...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374978-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7497-8
... autobiographical imaginings, it focuses on women’s oeuvre, showing how the concept of relational selves seems more appropriate than the idea of autonomous sovereign selves. It asserts that women through different times spoke for themselves, though this could come through in coded or allegorical expression or in...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373490-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7349-0
... generated a norm of Western citizenship? Some faces “made bare” become socially vulnerable, and laws that prohibit concealing the face in public have contributed to constructing minorities as veiled and thus as conspirators the state must unveil. Simultaneously, an allegorical representation of justice with...
Published: 21 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375838-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7583-8
... gender, sexuality, family, and nation hold in check and unsettle the neoliberal ethic of entrepreneurship as self-care. The aspirations of Bunty and Babli and call center agents may be allegorical of the complex ways in which multiple Indias are constituted as archives of affect and temporality in...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... ecclesiastical hierarchy, he processed through an array of triumphal arches before the assembled crowds of spectators. Over a week, the city feted the viceroy, one highlight being an allegorical masquerade including a float of the splendid mountain of silver. Bartolomé Arzáns de Orsúa y Vela’s description of the...
Published: 13 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
... globalization. This essay analyzes how Indra Sinha, in his 2007 novel, Animal’s People , uses the allegorical figure of the protagonist Animal to address the human rights tragedies that resulted from a disastrous gas leak from an American-owned pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, in 1984. By refusing...
Book Chapter

By Kobena Mercer
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... emblems of sovereignty in light of Walter Benjamin’s insights into allegorical forms of signifying indirection, it is argued that Afro-modern diasporic traditions of masquerade convey critical optimism when they acknowledge that tyrannical identities are always susceptible to mutation in the human...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... city feted the viceroy, one highlight being an allegorical masquerade including a float of the splendid mountain of silver. Bartolomé Arzáns de Orsúa y Vela’s description of the viceregal entry celebrates the city’s munificence and loyalty to the Crown, but also contains muted criticism of the colonial...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373957-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7395-7
... His project Crossfire (2010) is an allegorical publications and the organizations he has founded— work in which staged photographs use elements of the agency Drik, the festival Chobi Mela, the inter- real case-studies to evoke stories which the govern- net portal banglarights.net, the online...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... nor wholly allegorical, her film assumes the tone of a ritual drama and the pace of a comedy. Though it may seem perverse to call such a work comic, A Question of Silence easily qualifies in its use of audience reaction as a lever to its own movement, coasting on laughter where a less bold...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377610-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7761-0
..., place had mainly functioned allegorically in works as diverse as the Odyssey, Dante's Divine Comedy, and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. In the seventeenth century, as M. H. Abrams comments: the "composition of place" was not a specific locality, nor did it need to be present to the eyes of the...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377610-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7761-0