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Postcolonial witnessing : trauma out of bounds

Author: Stef Craps
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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Despite a stated commitment to cross-cultural solidarity, trauma theory - an area of cultural investigation that emerged out of the 'ethical turn' affecting the humanities in the 1990s - is marked by a Eurocentric, monocultural bias. This book takes issue with the tendency of the founding texts of the field to marginalize or ignore traumatic experiences of non-Western or minority groups, and to take for granted the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Craps, Stef.
Postcolonial witnessing.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
(DLC) 2012034172
(OCoLC)802691585
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stef Craps
ISBN: 9781137292117 1137292113 1283868040 9781283868044 9780230230071 0230230075
OCLC Number: 819421439
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The trauma of empire --
The empire of trauma --
Beyond trauma aesthetics --
Ordinary trauma in Sindiwe Magona's Mother to mother --
Mid-mourning in David Dabydeen's "Turner" and Fred D'Aguiar's Feeding the ghosts --
Cross-traumatic affiliation --
Jewish/postcolonial diasporas in the work of Caryl Phillips --
Entangled memories in Anita Desai's Baumgartner's Bombay.
Responsibility: Stef Craps.
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Postcolonial Witnessing argues that the suffering engendered by colonialism needs to be acknowledged more fully, on its own terms, in its own terms, and in relation to traumatic First World histories  Read more...

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One of Times Higher Education's Books of 2013 "Bridging the gap between Jewish and postcolonial studies, Stef Craps's new postcolonial reading of the work of Sindiwe Magona, David Dabydeen, Fred Read more...

 
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