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Postcolonial Italy

Author : Cristina Lombardi-Diop
ISBN : 9781137281456
Genre : History
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This volume constitutes a multidisciplinary intervention into the emerging field of postcolonial studies in Italy, bringing together cultural and social history, critical and political theory, literary and cinematic analyses, ethnomusicology and cultural studies, anthropological fieldwork, and race, gender, diaspora, and urban studies. It deals with four primary thematic areas: the articulation of an Italian postcolonial theory and new global citizenships; Italian politics and the legacy of race; the empire in the collective imaginary; and the challenges posed to the constructed homogeneity of the national community.
Category: History

Staging Memory

Author : Stefania Del Monte
ISBN : 3631661258
Genre : Amnesia
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"Memory in postcolonial Italy and Libya has been used, reinterpreted and staged by political powers and the media. This book investigates the roots of myth, colonial amnesia and censorship in postwar Italy, as well as Colonel Gaddafi's deliberate use of rituals, symbols, and the colonial past to shape national identity in Libya. The argument is sustained by case studies ranging among film, documentary, literature and art, shedding new light on how memory has been treated in the two postcolonial societies. The last part briefly analyses the identity transformation process in the new Libya"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Amnesia

Historical Companion To Postcolonial Literatures Continental Europe And Its Empires

Author : Prem Poddar
ISBN : 9780748630271
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Regional Editors: John Beverley, Charles Forsdick, Pierre-Philippe Fraiture, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Theo D'haen, Lars Jensen, Birthe Kundrus, Elizabeth Monasterios, Phillip Rothwell. Your complete reference to the postcolonial literatures of Continental European Empires. Written by expert scholars in the fields of postcolonial studies, the entries cover major events, ideas, movements and figures in postcolonial histories. The entries range from the first European overseas the first explorations, settlements and colonies right up to decolonisation. They highlight the relevance of colonial histories to the cultural, social, political and literary formations of contemporary postcolonial societies and nations.By outlining the historical contexts of postcolonial literatures, the companion unlocks contemporary debates about race, colonialism & neo-colonialism, politics, economics, culture and language.
Category: Literary Criticism

National Belongings

Author : Jacqueline Andall
ISBN : 3039119656
Genre : History
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The contributors address the gap in Italian colonial/postcolonial studies by examining how different notions of hybridity can help illuminate the specific nature & circumstances of the Italian colonial & postcolonial condition. Some of the contributors view hybridity as a direct challenge to fixed categorizations.
Category: History

The Future Of Postcolonial Studies

Author : Chantal Zabus
ISBN : 9781134690015
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Future of Postcolonial Studies celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Empire Writes Back by the now famous troika - Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin. When The Empire Writes Back first appeared in 1989, it put postcolonial cultures and their post-invasion narratives on the map. This vibrant collection of fifteen chapters by both established and emerging scholars taps into this early mapping while merging these concerns with present trends which have been grouped as: comparing, converting, greening, post-queering and utopia. The postcolonial is a centrifugal force that continues to energize globalization, transnational, diaspora, area and queer studies. Spanning the colonial period from the 1860s to the present, The Future of Postcolonial Studies ventures into other postcolonies outside of the Anglophone purview. In reassessing the nation-state, language, race, religion, sexuality, the environment, and the very idea of 'the future,' this volume reasserts the notion that postcolonial is an "anticipatory discourse" and bears testimony to the driving energy and thus the future of postcolonial studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Postcolonial Europe

Author : Lars Jensen
ISBN : 9781786603067
Genre : Political Science
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Postcolonial Europe: Comparative Reflections after the Empires brings together scholars from across disciplines to rethink European colonialism in the light of its vanishing empires and the rise of new global power structures.
Category: Political Science

The Horn Of Africa And Italy

Author : Simone Brioni
ISBN : 1787079937
Genre : Psychology
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This multidisciplinary volume analyses key cultural themes in colonial, postcolonial and transnational encounters between Italy and its former colonies in the Horn of Africa, with essays by experts in comparative literature, cultural studies, history, migration studies, political philosophy and postcolonial theory.
Category: Psychology

The Postcolonial Gramsci

Author : Neelam Srivastava
ISBN : 9781136471469
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The importance of Antonio Gramsci’s work for postcolonial studies can hardly be exaggerated, and in this volume, contributors situate Gramsci's work in the vast and complex oeuvre of postcolonial studies. Specifically, this book endeavors to reassess the impact on postcolonial studies of the central role assigned by Gramsci to culture and literature in the formation of a truly revolutionary idea of the national—a notion that has profoundly shaped the thinking of both Frantz Fanon and Edward Said. Gramsci, as Iain Chambers has argued, has been instrumental in helping scholars rethink their understanding of historical, political, and cultural struggle by substituting the relationship between tradition and modernity with that of subaltern versus hegemonic parts of the world. Combining theoretical reflections and re-interpretations of Gramsci, the scholars in this collection present comparative geo-cultural perspectives on the meaning of the subaltern, passive revolution, hegemony, and the concept of national-popular culture in order to chart out a political map of the postcolonial through the central focus on Gramsci.
Category: Literary Criticism

Equivocal Subjects

Author : Shelleen Greene
ISBN : 9781441190437
Genre : Performing Arts
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A thorough study of the portrayal of race in Italian cinema, from the silent era to the present, illuminating issues in contemporary Italian society.
Category: Performing Arts

New Perspectives In Italian Cultural Studies

Author : Graziella Parati
ISBN : 9781611475326
Genre : History
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One of two volumes originating from a conference on Italian cultural studies held at Dartmouth College in 2010. The second volume is entitled New studies in Italian culture: the arts and history.
Category: History

Postcolonial African Writers

Author : Siga Fatima Jagne
ISBN : 9781136593970
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature. The volume begins with an introductory essay on postcolonial criticism and African writing, then presents alphabetically arranged profiles of some 60 writers, including Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Tahbar Ben Jelloun, among others. Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes that appear in the author's writings, an overview of the critical response to the author's work, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. These profiles are written by expert contributors and reflect many different perspectives. The volume concludes with a selected general bibliography of the most important critical works on postcolonial African literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Is Canada Postcolonial

Author : Laura Moss
ISBN : 9781554587568
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How can postcolonialism be applied to Canadian literature? In all that has been written about postcolonialism, surprisingly little has specifically addressed the position of Canada, Canadian literature, or Canadian culture. Postcolonialism is a theory that has gained credence throughout the world; it is be productive to ask if and how we, as Canadians, participate in postcolonial debates. It is also vital to examine the ways in which Canada and Canadian culture fit into global discussions as our culture reflects how we interact with our neighbours, allies, and adversaries. This collection wrestles with the problems of situating Canadian literature in the ongoing debates about culture, identity, and globalization, and of applying the slippery term of postcolonialism to Canadian literature. The topics range in focus from discussions of specific literary works to general theoretical contemplations. The twenty-three articles in this collection grapple with the recurrent issues of postcolonialism — including hybridity, collaboration, marginality, power, resistance, and historical revisionism — from the vantage point of those working within Canada as writers and critics. While some seek to confirm the legitimacy of including Canadian literature in the discussions of postcolonialism, others challenge this very notion.
Category: Literary Criticism

Italian Colonialism And Resistances To Empire 1930 1970

Author : Neelam Srivastava
ISBN : 9781137465849
Genre : History
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This book provides an innovative cultural history of Italian colonialism and its impact on twentieth-century ideas of empire and anti-colonialism. In October 1935, Mussoliniʼs army attacked Ethiopia, defying the League of Nations and other European imperial powers. The book explores the widespread political and literary responses to the invasion, highlighting how Pan-Africanism drew its sustenance from opposition to Italy’s late empire-building, and reading the work of George Padmore, Claude McKay, and CLR James alongside the feminist and socialist anti-colonial campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst’s broadsheet, New Times and Ethiopia News. Extending into the postwar period, the book examines the fertile connections between anti-colonialism and anti-fascism in Italian literature and art, tracing the emergence of a “resistance aesthetics” in works such as The Battle of Algiers and Giovanni Pirelli’s harrowing books of testimony about Algeria’s war of independence, both inspired by Frantz Fanon. This book will interest readers passionate about postcolonial studies, the history of Italian imperialism, Pan-Africanism, print cultures, and Italian postwar culture.
Category: History

Revisioning Italy

Author : Beverly Allen
ISBN : 0816627274
Genre : History
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More than any other nation, Italy -- from its imperial past to its subordinate present, from its colonial forays to its splendid isolation -- embodies the myriad and contradictory historical forms of nationhood. This volume covers a range of subjects drawn from Italy and abroad to study Italian national identity. Whether considering opera or Ninja Turtles, the essays reveal how cultural identity is constructed and manipulated -- an issue made urgent by the influx of African, Indochinese, and Eastern European immigrants into Italy today. Topics include exile, nationalism, and imagined communities, Italy's colonial "unconscious", and Mussolini's adventures in North Africa.
Category: History

Postcolonial Pathology In The Works Of Italian Postcolonial Writers Carla Macoggi Ubah Cristina Ali Farah And Igiaba Scego

Author : Carla Jean Cornette
ISBN : OCLC:1157890689
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This study adopts a postcolonial approach to literary criticism by tracing the ghosts of Italy's colonial past to contemporary constructions of race, gender, and nationality and by considering how these persistent hierarchies are inscribed on the bodies of the protagonists in Italian postcolonial literature by Carla Macoggi, Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, and Igiaba Scego. Specifically, the analysis focuses on the psychoaffective consequences of hereditary colonial power dynamics on the Black female diaspora protagonists, a theoretical framework which is referred to as "postcolonial pathology." Adapted for the Italian context from Ann Cvetkovich's concept of "political depression" in Depression: A Public Feeling (2012) which attributes depression to failed politics, and Good et al.'s conceptualization of "social suffering" in Postcolonial Disorders (2008) as an expected response to "disordered states," the notion of postcolonial pathology argues that positionality has affective sequelae: the multitude of mental illnesses which manifest in the novels' protagonists are owed to the failed decolonization process in Italy which began with a suppression of its colonial history and its later mythologization which was necessary to reify the implausible construct of the Italian nation itself with its millennia-long fragmentary past. The heredity of its colonial past manifests yet today in essentialist representations of Italianness which have injurious effects on the lived social, political, and psychological experience of the Other. This study focuses on the detrimental impact of lingering colonial power relations during a critical period of development when the child and adolescent protagonists are constructing their very notion of self. Frantz Fanon's theory of the "epidermalizing" mirror of racism, Kelly Oliver's paradigm of the "reversed mirror stage," and Michelle Wright's notion of the erasure of the Black female even in counter-discourses are enlisted. The selected texts of Italian postcolonial literature demonstrate that the distorted mirrors of race, gender, and the myth of the ethnic homogeneity of the Western European nation disrupt identity formation in the black female diaspora protagonists. As such, the narratives are framed as inverted Bildungsroman which recount the deformation of the youths' sense of self, thus resulting in grave psychopathy.

The Works Of Claudio Magris Temporary Homes Mobile Identities European Borders

Author : N. Pireddu
ISBN : 9781137488046
Genre : History
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Italian scholar, novelist, journalist, and philosopher Claudio Magris is among the most prominent of living European intellectuals. This study is the first comprehensive critical analysis of Magris's corpus for an English-speaking audience and addresses the crucial question of the return to humanism that is moving literature and theory forward.
Category: History

Post Colonial Passages

Author : Silvia Albertazzi
ISBN : 9781527525627
Genre : Literary Criticism
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While entailing a subversive re-vision of colonial histories, geographies, and subjectivities, the (post)colonial condition has unleashed a chain of movements, relocations, and re-writings that interrogate the globalized and neoliberal society. Ethnic, “racial”, religious, gendered, and sexual identities have been called into question, and requested to (re)define, name, and re-name themselves, to find new ways to tell their stories/histories. The very term “postcolonial” has triggered well-known controversial debates: its adoption is significant of a cultural politics involving the colonial past, controversial crisis in the present, and an open perspective toward alternative futures. Confronting literature and the arts from a postcolonial perspective is a critical and political task involving theories and cultural productions crossing barriers amongst fields of knowledge. The essays gathered here discuss postcolonialism as a transdisciplinary field of passages that negotiate among diverse yet interrelated cultural fields.
Category: Literary Criticism

Paradoxes Of Postcolonial Culture

Author : Sandra Ponzanesi
ISBN : 9780791484517
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explores postcolonial discourse from the standpoint of feminism and writers in minority languages.
Category: Literary Criticism

Language And Translation In Postcolonial Literatures

Author : Simona Bertacco
ISBN : 9781135136390
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection gathers together a stellar group of contributors offering innovative perspectives on the issues of language and translation in postcolonial studies. In a world where bi- and multilingualism have become quite normal, this volume identifies a gap in the critical apparatus in postcolonial studies in order to read cultural texts emerging out of multilingual contexts. The role of translation and an awareness of the multilingual spaces in which many postcolonial texts are written are fundamental issues with which postcolonial studies needs to engage in a far more concerted fashion. The essays in this book by contributors from Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Cyprus, Malaysia, Quebec, Ireland, France, Scotland, the US, and Italy outline a pragmatics of language and translation of value to scholars with an interest in the changing forms of literature and culture in our times. Essay topics include: multilingual textual politics; the benefits of multilingual education in postcolonial countries; the language of gender and sexuality in postcolonial literatures; translational cities; postcolonial calligraphy; globalization and the new digital ecology.
Category: Literary Criticism

Literary And Social Diasporas

Author : Gaetano Rando
ISBN : 9052013837
Genre : Social Science
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"This volume seeks to map an understanding of the Italian experience onto the broader picture of diasporic stories, though with an anchor in the Australian-Italian experience. It brings together key essays and testimonials that frame a picture of Italy's rich legacy at "home", in Europe more widely, and in the (post)colonial sphere, with a particular emphasis on the Australian experience. The essays collected here focus on the way an Italian Australian story has emerged and evolved in its own unique way. In some respects it might be possible to define Australia, through this community, as an Italian space, very much inscribed and described by the many voices that characterise it. What is clear throughout these pages is that past, present and future circulate through and around each other, just as notions of nation - colonial, postcolonial, emigrant and immigrant - jostle for purchase in what is in fact a contested space always under negotiation." --Back cover.
Category: Social Science