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

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Gisela Brinker-Gabler
SUNY Press, Mar 9, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 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 of the Self The Case of the Convention Hearings
79
INTERROGATING IDENTITY AND OTHERNESS
101
Maelzel and Me
103
Blutschande From the Incest Taboo to the Nuremberg Racial Laws
127
The Others Others Chicana Identity and Its Textual Expressions
239
Poetry
261
THE DECOLONIZED OTHERS
267
Domesticating the Other European Colonial Fantasies 17701830
269
Writing the Others Language Modes of Linguistic Representation in German Colonial and AntiColonial Literature
285
Isabella Eberhardt Traveling Otherwise The European Subject in Oriental Identity
295
PASSAGES TO OTHERS POLITICS
319
Nation as the Concept of Democratic Otherness Christopher Unborn and the Plea for Hybrid Cultures
321

The Jewish Nose Are Jews White? Or The History of the Nose Job
149
It Has Like You No Name Paul Celan and the Question of Address
183
The Malady of Community
199
Andean Waltz
213
The East Indian Presence in Jamaican Literature With Reference to The Arrival of the Snake Woman
231
The Other as the Self under Cultural Dependency The Impact of the Postcolonial University
333
Contributors
363
Index
371
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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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