Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives

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Anne McClintock, Aamir Mufti, Ella Shohat
U of Minnesota Press, 1997 - Social Science - 551 pages
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The first collection to emphasize the complex interaction between gender and postcoloniality.

Most people in the world, from Africa to Asia and beyond, live in the aftermath of colonialism. Their day-to-day lives are defined by their past history as colonized peoples, often in ways that are subtle or hard to define. In Dangerous Liaisons, eminent contributors address the issues raised by the postcolonial condition, considering nationhood, history, gender, and identity from an inter-disciplinary perspective.

Among the questions they address are: What are the boundaries of race and ethnicity in a diasporic world? How have women been so effectively excluded from national power? What have been the historical aftermaths of different forms of colonialism? What are the cultural and political consequences of colonial partitions of the nation-state? Representing an essential intervention, Dangerous Liaisons is a crucial guidebook for those concerned with understanding postcoloniality at the moment when it is becoming more and more widely discussed.

 

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Contents

I
1
II
13
III
15
V
39
VI
69
VII
89
VIII
113
IX
130
XXIV
255
XXV
278
XXVII
298
XXIX
330
XXXI
344
XXXII
374
XXXIII
381
XXXIV
396

XI
139
XII
141
XIII
163
XV
173
XVI
188
XVIII
204
XX
230
XXII
240
XXIII
253
XXXVI
413
XXXVII
415
XXXVIII
420
XLI
445
XLII
456
XLIV
468
XLV
491
XLVIII
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Ella Shohat, an Arab-Jew of a Baghdadi family now living in New York, is professor of cultural studies at New York University and the author of Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation and Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices, amongst many other works.

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