Hybridity: Limits, Transformations, Prospects
This critical engagement with some of the most prominent contemporary theorists of postcolonial studies reevaluates recent theories of hybridity and agency. Challenging the claim that hybridity provides a site of resistance to hegemonic and homogenizing forces in an increasingly globalized world, Anjali Prabhu pursues the ways in which hybridity plays out in the Creole, postcolonial societies of Mauritius and La Réunion, two small islands in the Indian Ocean, and offers an introduction to the literature and culture of this lesser-known region of Francophonie. She also reconsiders two major theorists from the Francophone context, Edouard Glissant and Frantz Fanon, through a provocatively Marxian framing that reveals these two writers shared more in common about agency and society than has previously been recognized.
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Abhimanyu Unnuth African agency articulated Autobiographical Voices becomes Bhabha Bhojpuri black man's Black Skin British BSWM Caribbean chapter Chinese claims colonial novel concept contemporary context Creole language creolization critical dialectical diaspora dominant Edouard Glissant emphases encounter engagement ethnic example fact Fanon father Frantz Fanon French Gilroy Glissant groups Hindu idea identity immigration impossible indentured Indian individual Indo-Mauritian interaction island Jameson La Reunion labor linked Lionnet Location Martinicans Martinique Marxian Marxism Mauritian Creole Mauritian society Mauritius Mayotte metis metissage metisse movement Nadege narrative narrator narrator's nation negritude noire notion of hybridity particular politics polygenists population position postcolonial hybridity postcolonial studies postcolonial theories privilege question race racial Ramgoolam reading reality Relation relationship representation Reunion Reunionese Sartre's seen slavery slaves social space speak specific structure of feeling struggle subaltern suggest Tamil theoretical theories of hybridity thought tion totality understanding White Masks writing