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Quayson, Ato

Overview
Works: 32 works in 138 publications in 1 language and 4,022 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR9080.5, 809.896
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Most widely held works by Ato Quayson
Aesthetic nervousness disability and the crisis of representation by Ato Quayson ( )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 792 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 ar
African literature : an anthology of criticism and theory ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 658 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
Calibrations : reading for the social by Ato Quayson ( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 432 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
Strategic transformations in Nigerian writing : orality & history in the work of Rev. Samuel Johnson, Amos Tutuola, Wole Soyinka & Ben Okri by Ato Quayson ( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relocating postcolonialism ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postcolonialism : theory, practice, or process? by Ato Quayson ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 345 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 )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 309 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
Fathers & daughters : an anthology of exploration ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 175 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"--P. [4] of cover
A companion to diaspora and transnationalism by Ato Quayson ( )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 172 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 )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 149 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
No easy walk to freedom by Nelson Mandela ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature by Ato Quayson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 29 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 ( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 28 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 by Ato Quayson ( )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 23 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
Redrawing the map : two African journeys by Gabriel Gbadamosi ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 22 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 15 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
Means and meanings : methodological issues in Africanist interdisciplinary research by Ato Quayson ( )
2 editions published in 1998 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caribbean configurations? : the legacy of C.L.R. James by Ato Quayson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Signs of the times : discourse ecologies and street life on Oxford St., Accra by Ato Quayson ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Realism, criticism, and the disguises of both : a reading of Chinua Achebe's 'Things fall apart' with an evaluation of the criticism relating to it by Ato Quayson ( )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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