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The literatures of the French Pacific : reconfiguring hybridity : the case of Kanaky-New Caledonia

Author: Raylene L Ramsay
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2014.
Series: Contemporary French and francophone cultures, 32.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hybridity theory - the creative dissemination and restless to and fro of Homi Bhabha's Third space or of Stuart Hall's politics of difference, for example - has opened up understanding of what may be produced in the spaces of cultural contact. This book argues that the particularity of the forms of mixing in the literatures of the French Pacific country of New Caledonia contest and complexify the characterizations  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Literatures
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raylene L Ramsay
ISBN: 9781781380376 1781380376
OCLC Number: 868380062
Description: xi, 384 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Behind the accounts of the first encounter and the tales of oral tradition: reading Kanak-New Caledonian texts as palimpsest --
Writing (in) the language(s) of the other: translation as third space --
Histories of exile and home: strategic hybridity --
Locating the first man in the (hi)stories of Kanaky: internal Kanak hybridities --
The paradoxical pathways of the first Kanak woman writer: Déwé Gorodé's Parti Pris of indigeneity --
The hybrid within: the first Kanak novel, L'Épave [The Wreck], and the cannibal ogre --
Cross-cultural readings of 'Le Maître de Koné' [The Master of Koné]: intertextuality as hybridity --
Writing Métissage in New Caledonian non-Kanak literatures: from colonial to postcolonial hybridities --
A multicultural future (Destin Commun) for New Caledonia?: from Métissage to hybridities --
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Series Title: Contemporary French and francophone cultures, 32.
Responsibility: Raylene Ramsay.

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A path-breaking analysis of hybridity in the literatures of the Francophone Pacific.  Read more...

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