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Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376378-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7637-8
... This chapter argues how these hidden histories of colonial disregard have translated into neglect in postcolonial scholarship—a continuity demonstrating the ways in which genealogies of colonial knowledge continue into the present. The chapter proposes vigilance toward this ongoing influence...
Published: 13 June 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388777-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8877-7
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376378-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7637-8
...), and in terms of subjects for African history, given that multiracial people defy discrete racial categories. The chapter argues that colonial nativism—which focused state concern on black African communities—has transformed into a postcolonial nativism, with black communities addressed by scholars to...
Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372929-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7292-9
... centrality these parties assign to gender equality. Instead, the chapter contends that if we want to grasp the reasons for the sudden and instrumental mobilization of feminist issues by these right-wing parties, we need to draw on the theories of nationalism developed in the context of postcolonial feminism...
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377566-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7756-6
... entertainment, the films of the Golden Age reflected the tremendous social chaos and sea change of culture in the years following the Korean War, a complex and dramatic narrative of South Korea’s rise from the postcolonial, postwar devastation, and the top-­down project of nation rebuilding...
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377566-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7756-6
... culture’s authenticity. On the Al Jazeera network, a thirty-­minute special aired that was devoted to discuss- ing the reasons behind the success of Psy’s “Gangnam Style.” The music video was extremely popular, attracting more than 100 million views on YouTube within a mere three months of its...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... enthusiasm must have had to do with the fact that I was a new immigrant in America; Rushdie’s mocking of the West would have found an answering echo in my heart. But there was a bigger reason. Unlike my new classes on postcolonial theory, where a writer’s meaning was glimpsed, if at all, through the...
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By Nancy Rose Hunt
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375241-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7524-1
... Postcolonial witnessing of a past abomination remains vexed. Michael Taussig and Edward Said turned to Leopold’s Congo in recent years, reread- ing Conrad and Casement with a careful urgency. With Hochschild’s valu- able treatment among others, and Hannah Arendt’s critical insights abetting, scholars...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375241-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7524-1
... 1900s. These spaces and memories of them also lingered in the postcolony, I learned. By 2002, the same southern Equateur region was enmeshed in a messy, twenty-first-century war of shadow networks, nasty sexual violence, and securitization.4 The first time I gleaned the meaning of “a nervous...
Published: 11 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394587-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9458-7
... was left entirely on its own by a government that prac- ticed laissez-faire. A major reason for this policy shift is the recent demise of 118 Chapter Five commercial Hong Kong cinema and the drastic and continuous drop in the number of productions (see table 1). It is generally believed...
Published: 22 December 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374756-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7475-6
.... Journal Articles ART/LIFE vol. 22, No. 9, issue 241, 22-23. Ventura: ARTLIFE, 2002. “The Black Hole Art of Zhang Hongtu.” Postcolonial Studies 2, no. 2 (1999): 121, 165–69. Bordeleau, Erik. “Le Political Pop: Un Art Profanatoire?” Etc.: Revue de l’Art Actuel 91...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-024
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... Epilogue: Charting the Eighties 've chosen to end this volume in the mid-eighties for a number of reasons that are both historically purposeful and...
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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... culture that people continue to develop, and there are some they drop.” Th is idea of winnowing tradition is a strong thread in postcolonial African thinking, but the tally of what should be kept and what discarded will vary 282 / CHAPTER 16 widely in the minds of Th omas Mapfumo, Abel...
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377566-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7756-6
... resurgence of interest in manhwa (comic arts or cartoons) in the last fifteen years or so, the state of archival preservation of the classic (and not-­so-­classic) comics of yesteryear remains far from satisfactory. There is no rhyme or reason as to why certain titles have been reprinted multiple...
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By Nancy Rose Hunt
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375241-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7524-1
...). Ezra, Elizabeth. The Colonial Unconscious: Race and Culture in Interwar France. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2000. Fabian, Johannes. “Charisma, Cannabis, and Crossing Africa.” In Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa, 151–79. Berkeley: Univer...
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380757-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8075-7
... the couple’s tendentious recon- struction of history—both in the sense of what happened and what was ‘‘new’’ and yet to happen—in relation to prevalent ideas about the cir- culation and display of power in postcolonial Philippine society. Such ideas, I argue, grew out of a crisis in existing...
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By Nancy Rose Hunt
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375241-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7524-1
... History. On reasons to reject Foucault for Africa, see Megan Vaughan, Curing Their Ills; and Frederick Cooper, “Conflict and Connection.” On debates over biopower in Africa, see Thomas, Politics of the Womb. 43. Andrew Lakoff and Stephen Collier, eds.,Biosecurity Interventions. 44. Albrecht...
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377566-024
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7756-6
.... An, Chŏng-­suk, and Kim So-­hŭi. “Interview with Sin Sang-­ok” in Cine 21 8, no. 4 (1998). An, Jinsoo. “Popular Reasoning of South Korean Melodrama Films (1953–1972 Ph.D. diss., ucla, 2005. Anderson, Benedict R. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. 2nd...
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By Petra R. Rivera-Rideau
Published: 19 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375258-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7525-8
... emphasize a racial triad of African, Indigenous, and Eu­ro­pean ancestry (indeed, I agree with Samuel Betances when he posits that scholars could “look ­toward Brazil as some kind of reasonable model” for understanding Puerto Rican race relations [“The Prejudice of Having No Prejudice in...
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377566-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7756-6
... known for her maternal roles, which is the reason it makes sense to think of them in terms of genre. Mother, for Cho, is a deft commentary on the implications of this particular construct; it is a film that self-consciously­ critiques the production and packaging of cultural icons and, in so...