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Cultures of decolonisation : transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Author: Ruth Craggs; Claire Wintle
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2016.
Series: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What were the distinctive cultures of decolonisation that emerged between 1945 and 1970? What can they tell us about the complexities of the 'end of empire' as a process? How did they reflect and influence the processes of dramatic geopolitical change wrought by the dismantling of European empires? 'Cultures of Decolonisation brings together studies of visual, literary and material cultures to explore these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Cultures of decolonisation.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016304046
(OCoLC)937389475
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Craggs; Claire Wintle
ISBN: 9781784996864 1784996866
OCLC Number: 932001211
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cultures of decolonisation; Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction Reframing cultures of decolonisation: Ruth Craggs and Claire Wintle; PART I Decolonising metropolitan cultures?; 1 Black America and the overthrow of the European colonial order:The tragic voice of Richard Wright: Bill Schwarz; 2 Humanist modernism: Ralph Hotere and 'New Commonwealth Internationalism': Damian Skinner; 3 Henry Swanzy, Sartre's zombie? Black Power and the transformation of the Caribbean Artists Movement: Rob Waters. 4 Anxiety abroad: Austerity, abundance and race in post-war visual culture: David C. WallPART II Performing decolonisation; 5 The peasant armed: Bengal, Vietnam and transnational solidarities inUtpal Dutt's Invincible Vietnam: Abin Chakraborty; 6 Cultural heritage as performance:Re-enacting Angkorian grandeur in postcolonial Cambodia (1953-70): Michael Falser; 7 'I still don't have a country':The southern African settler diaspora after decolonisation: Jean Smith; PART III Decolonising expertise; 8 Managing the cultural past in the newly independent states of Mali and Ghana: Sophie Mew. 9 More than tropical? Modern housing, expatriate practitioners and the Volta River Project in decolonising Ghana: Viviana d'Auria10 Designing change: Coins and the creation of new national identities: Catherine Eagleton; 11 What colonial legacy? The Dewan Bahasadan Pustaka (House of Language) and Malaysia's cultural decolonisation: Rachel Leow; Index.
Series Title: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: edited by Ruth Craggs and Claire Wintle.

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Draws on a wide range of cultural materials in order to challenge Eurocentric readings of decolonisation.  Read more...

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