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The Resource The postcolonial body in queer space and time, by Rebecca Fine Romanow, (electronic resource)

The postcolonial body in queer space and time, by Rebecca Fine Romanow, (electronic resource)

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The postcolonial body in queer space and time
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The postcolonial body in queer space and time
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by Rebecca Fine Romanow
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eng
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Romanow, Rebecca Fine
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PN56.C63
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R66 2006eb
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  • Postcolonialism
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Immigrants' writings
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The Postcolonial Body in Queer Space and Time examines the ways in which the notion of the postcolonial correlates to Judith Halberstam's idea of queer space and time, The non-normative path of Western lifestyles and hegemonies. Emphasizing authors from Africa and Southeast Asia in the diaspora in London from the mid-1960s through 1990, The reading of both postcolonial lands and subjects as "queer counterproductive" space reveals a depiction of bodies in these texts as located in and performing queer space and time, redefining and relocating the understanding of the postcolonial. The first wave of postcolonial literature produced by diasporics presents the body as the site where the non-normative is performed, revealing the beginnings of a corporeal resistance To The re-colonization of the diasporic individual residing in England from the Wilson through the Thatcher regimes. This study emphasizes the ways in which early postcolonial literature embodies and encounters the topics of race, gender and sexuality, proving that a rejection of subjectifying processes through the representation of the body has always been present in diasporic postcolonial literature. Reading through postcolonial theory as well as the works of Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, Hardt and Negri, Homi Bhabha, and Giorgio Agamben, As well as Halberstam and queer theory, The Postcolonial Body in Queer Space and Time discusses the poetry and journals of Arthur Nortje, Hanif Kureishi's the Buddha of Suburbia and his film Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, and Tayeb Salih's Season of Migration To The North, tracing a geographic arc from homeland to London To The return To The homeland, traveling through the queer space and time of the postcolonial
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The postcolonial body in queer space and time, by Rebecca Fine Romanow, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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OCM1bookssj0001101369
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unknown
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9781443807821
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(e-book)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001101369
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The postcolonial body in queer space and time, by Rebecca Fine Romanow, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001101369
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781443807821
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001101369

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