Encountering the Other(s): Studies in Literature, History, and Culture

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Gisela Brinker-Gabler
SUNY Press, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 378 pages
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Europe and the United States now confront many of the same unresolved issues of nationalist, religious, racial, and ethnic intolerance. The book addresses the question: How can the humanistic disciplines and social sciences play a role in a political transformation or address cultural difference? This "difference," the other, may be a racial, ethnic, gendered, religious, or colonial Other.

Contributors to this book focus on the serious political questions posed by the problems of strangeness, "the other," in the present climate of accelerating social change and global shifts in political power.
 

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Contents

What of the Others? Whose Subjection?
19
Response to the Other
35
Xenophobia Xenophilia and No Place to Rest
45
The Instincts of Race and Text
63
The Construction of the Other and the Destruction
79
Maelzel and
103
From the Incest Taboo to the Nuremberg
127
Are Jews White? Or
149
Andean Waltz
213
Chicana Identity and
239
Poetry
261
European
269
Modes of Linguistic Repre
285
Contributors
363
Index
371
Copyright

The Malady of Community
199

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About the author (1995)

Gisela Brinker-Gabler is Professor of Comparative Literature at State University of New York at Binghamton.

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