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Quayson, Ato

Overview
Works: 49 works in 205 publications in 1 language and 5,566 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  History  Essays  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DT763, 809.896
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ato Quayson
African literature : an anthology of criticism and theory( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering all genres and critical schools, the anthology provides the intellectual context for understanding African literature. Is is organised around significant topics in the field, including feminist criticism, postmodernism and Marxist theory, and reflects the chronological development of African literary criticism
Aesthetic nervousness : disability and the crisis of representation by Ato Quayson( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing primarily on the work of Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, and J.M. Coetzee, Ato Quayson launches a thoroughly cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study of the representation of physical disability. Quayson suggests that the subliminal unease and moral panic invoked by the disabled is refracted within the structures of literature and literary discourse itself, a crisis he terms "aesthetic nervousness." The disabled reminds the able-bodied that the body is provisional and temporary and that normality is wrapped up in certain social frameworks. Quayson expands his argument by turning to Greek and Yoruba writings, African American and postcolonial literature, depictions of deformed characters in early modern England and the plays of Shakespeare, and children's films, among other texts. He considers how disability affects interpersonal relationships and forces the character and the reader to take an ethical standpoint, much like representations of violence, pain, and the sacred. The disabled are also used to represent social suffering, inadvertently obscuring their true hardships."--Publisher's description
Relocating postcolonialism( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic transformations in Nigerian writing : orality & history in the work of Rev. Samuel Johnson, Amos Tutuola, Wole Soyinka & Ben Okri by Ato Quayson( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcolonialism : theory, practice, or process? by Ato Quayson( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new book provides a critical introduction to the rapidly expanding field of postcolonial studies. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the author draws on literary criticism, philosophy, anthropology, history and politics to develop a distinctive account of postcolonialism." "Quayson discusses key debates in the field, including the implications of various forms of interdisciplinarity for postcolonial studies, the relationship between indigenous knowledge and contemporary historiography, the links between postmodernism and postcolonialism and the insights of feminism for postcolonial theory." "This book will be essential reading for students of literature, history, anthropology and cultural studies, as well as all those concerned with debates about postcolonial theory and its political functions."--Jacket
The Cambridge history of postcolonial literature by Ato Quayson( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of postcolonial literature presents an overview of postcolonial literary history. Postcolonial studies is attentive to cultural differences, marginalization and exclusion. Such studies pay equal attention to the lives and conditions of various racial minorities in the West, as well as to regional, indigenous forms of representation around the world as being distinct from a dominant Western tradition. A mix of geographic and thematic chapters allows for different viewpoints on postcolonial literary history. Chapters cover the most important national traditions, as well as more comparative geographical and thematic frameworks
Calibrations : reading for the social by Ato Quayson( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ato Quayson uses a method of reading he calls calibrations: a reading of literature with what lies beyond it as a way of understanding structures of transformation, process, and contradiction that inform both literature and society. He surveys texts ranging from Bob Marley lyrics, Toni Morrisons work, Walter Benjamins Theses on the Philosophy of History, and Althussers reflections on political economy
Oxford Street, Accra : city life and the itineraries of transnationalism by Ato Quayson( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Oxford Street, Accra, Ato Quayson analyzes the dynamics of Ghana's capital city through a focus on Oxford Street, part of Accra's most vibrant and globalized commercial district. He traces the city's evolution from its settlement in the mid-seventeenth century to the present day. He combines his impressions of the sights, sounds, interactions, and distribution of space with broader dynamics, including the histories of colonial and postcolonial town planning and the marks of transnationalism evident in Accra's salsa scene, gym culture, and commercial billboards. Quayson finds that the various planning systems that have shaped the city--and had their stratifying effects intensified by the IMF-mandated structural adjustment programs of the late 1980s--prepared the way for the early-1990s transformation of a largely residential neighborhood into a kinetic shopping district. With an intense commercialism overlying, or coexisting with, stark economic inequalities, Oxford Street is a microcosm of historical and urban processes that have made Accra the variegated and contradictory metropolis that it is today
Fathers & daughters : an anthology of exploration( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a first in combining essays from women about their African fathers and vice versa. This anthology will not only provide a significant set of insights into the relationship between fathers and daughters but also explore the gap in the perception of African fatherhood"--Page 4 of cover
The Cambridge companion to the postcolonial novel by Ato Quayson( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to the postcolonial novel' provides an engaging account of the postcolonial novel, from Joseph Conrad to Jean Rhys. Reflecting the development of postcolonial literary studies into a significant and intellectually vibrant field, this Companion explores genres and theoretical movements such as magical realism, crime fiction, ecocriticism, and gender and sexuality. Written by a host of leading scholars in the field, this book offers insight into the representative movements, cultural settings, and critical reception that define the postcolonial novel. Covering subjects from disability and diaspora to the sublime and the city, this Companion reveals the myriad traditions that have shaped the postcolonial literary landscape, and will serve as a valuable resource to students and established scholars alike
No easy walk to freedom : articles, speeches and trial addresses of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A companion to diaspora and transnationalism( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism offers a ground-breaking combined discussion of the concepts of diaspora and transnationalism. Newly commissioned essays by leading scholars provide interdisciplinary perspectives that link together the concepts in new and important ways. A wide-ranging collection which reviews the most significant developments and provides valuable insights into current key debates in transnational and diaspora studies Contains newly commissioned essays by leading scholars, which will both influence the field, and stimulate further insight and discussion in the future Provides interdisciplinary perspectives on diaspora and transnationalism which link the two concepts in new and important ways Combines theoretical discussion with specific examples and case studies "
Labour migration, human trafficking and multinational corporations : the commodification of illicit flows by Ato Quayson( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although much literature on human trafficking focuses on sex trafficking, a great deal of human trafficking results from migrant workers, compelled - by economic deprivation in their home countries - to seek better life opportunities abroad, especially in agriculture, construction and domestic work. Such labour migration is sometimes legal and well managed, but sometimes not so -- with migrant workers frequently threatened or coerced into entering debt bondage arrangements and ending up working in forced labour situations producing goods for illicit markets. This book fills a substantial gap i
The Cambridge history of postcolonial literature by Ato Quayson( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcolonial studies is attentive to cultural differences, marginalisation and exclusion. Such studies pay equal attention to the lives and conditions of various racial minorities in the West, as well as to regional, indigenous forms of representation around the world as being distinct from a dominant Western tradition. With the consolidation of the field in the past forty years, the need to establish the terms by which we might understand the sources of postcolonial literary history is more urgent now than ever before. The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature is the first major collaborative overview of the field. A mix of geographic and thematic chapters allows for different viewpoints on postcolonial literary history. Chapters cover the most important national traditions, as well as more comparative geographical and thematic frameworks. This major reference work will set the future agenda for the field, whilst also synthesising its development for scholars and students
The Cambridge history of postcolonial literature( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcolonial studies is attentive to cultural differences, marginalisation and exclusion. Such studies pay equal attention to the lives and conditions of various racial minorities in the West, as well as to regional, indigenous forms of representation around the world as being distinct from a dominant Western tradition. With the consolidation of the field in the past forty years, the need to establish the terms by which we might understand the sources of postcolonial literary history is more urgent now than ever before. The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature is the first major collaborative overview of the field. A mix of geographic and thematic chapters allows for different viewpoints on postcolonial literary history. Chapters cover the most important national traditions, as well as more comparative geographical and thematic frameworks. This major reference work will set the future agenda for the field, whilst also synthesising its development for scholars and students
Redrawing the map : two African journeys by Gabriel Gbadamosi( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature by Ato Quayson( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature by Ato Quayson( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mix of geographic and thematic chapters allows for different viewpoints on postcolonial literary history. Chapters cover the most important national traditions, as well as more comparative geographical and thematic frameworks
The Cambridge history of postcolonial literature Volume I( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mix of geographic and thematic chapters allows for different viewpoints on postcolonial literary history. Chapters cover the most important national traditions, as well as more comparative geographical and thematic frameworks
 
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African literature : an anthology of criticism and theory
Alternative Names
퀘이슨, 아토

Languages
English (173)

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Aesthetic nervousness : disability and the crisis of representationRelocating postcolonialismStrategic transformations in Nigerian writing : orality & history in the work of Rev. Samuel Johnson, Amos Tutuola, Wole Soyinka & Ben OkriPostcolonialism : theory, practice, or process?Calibrations : reading for the socialFathers & daughters : an anthology of explorationNo easy walk to freedom : articles, speeches and trial addresses of Nelson Mandela