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The Resource National consciousness and literary cosmopolitics : postcolonial literature in a global moment, Weihsin Gui

National consciousness and literary cosmopolitics : postcolonial literature in a global moment, Weihsin Gui

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National consciousness and literary cosmopolitics : postcolonial literature in a global moment
Title
National consciousness and literary cosmopolitics
Title remainder
postcolonial literature in a global moment
Statement of responsibility
Weihsin Gui
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
National Consciousness and Literary Cosmopolitics: Postcolonial Literature in a Global Moment by Weihsin Gui argues that postcolonial literature written within a framework of globalization still takes nationalism seriously rather than dismissing it as obsolete. Authors and texts often regarded as cosmopolitan, diasporic, or migrant actually challenge globalization's tendency to treat nations as absolute and homogenous sociocultural entities. While social scientific theories of globalization after 1945 represent nationalism as antithetical to transnational economic and cultural flows, National Consciousness and Literary Cosmopolitics contends that postcolonial literature represents nationalism as a form of cosmopolitical engagement with what lies beyond the nation's borders. Postcolonial literature never gave up on anticolonial nationalism but rather revised its meaning, extending the idea of the nation beyond an identity position into an interrogation of globalization and the neocolonial state through political consciousness and cultural critique. -- Publisher website
Member of
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gui, Weihsin
Dewey number
809/.93358
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.N19
LC item number
G85 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Transoceanic studies
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  • Nationalism and literature
  • Nationalism in literature
Label
National consciousness and literary cosmopolitics : postcolonial literature in a global moment, Weihsin Gui
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : constellations, critical nationality, and literary cosmopolitics -- Articulating Adorno with postcolonial critique : Fanon, Said, Spivak -- "More English than English" : Kazuo Ishiguro's negation of national nostalgia -- "The possibilities of the new country we are making" : transnational fragments and national consciousness in Derek Walcott's writing -- "Not monological but multilogical" : gender, hybridity, and national narratives in Shirley Geok-Lin Lim's writing -- Ethnographic tactics and the cosmopolitical aesthetic in contemporary Malaysian fiction -- Conclusion : nation, narration, negation
Control code
838793016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780814212301
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013017115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)838793016
Label
National consciousness and literary cosmopolitics : postcolonial literature in a global moment, Weihsin Gui
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : constellations, critical nationality, and literary cosmopolitics -- Articulating Adorno with postcolonial critique : Fanon, Said, Spivak -- "More English than English" : Kazuo Ishiguro's negation of national nostalgia -- "The possibilities of the new country we are making" : transnational fragments and national consciousness in Derek Walcott's writing -- "Not monological but multilogical" : gender, hybridity, and national narratives in Shirley Geok-Lin Lim's writing -- Ethnographic tactics and the cosmopolitical aesthetic in contemporary Malaysian fiction -- Conclusion : nation, narration, negation
Control code
838793016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780814212301
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013017115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)838793016

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