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Social invisibility and diasporas in Anglophone literature and culture : the fractal gaze

Author: Françoise Kral
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
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Social Invisibility and Diasporas in Anglophone Literature and Culture is a transdisciplinary study of social invisibility and diasporas which theorizes the differential in/visibility of diasporas through the prism of cultural productions (literature and the visual arts, including media studies) by both established artists and emerging ones.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Françoise Kral
ISBN: 9781137401397 1137401397 9781349486380 1349486388
OCLC Number: 887936192
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 0.1 Paradigm shifts in diasporas and visibility; 0.2 Archiving memory and invisible lives; Part I: Theorizing Invisibility Studies; 1 Mapping the Invisible: Critical Perspectives on Invisibility; 1.1 Economic invisibility and the 'informal sector'; 1.2 Political invisibility; 1.3 Invisibility studies: a methodological predicament; Conclusion; 2 Space, Discourse and Visibility: Towards a Phenomenology of Invisibility; 2.1 Space and the location of social invisibility 2.2 From place to social space: the invisibility of the social being2.3 Towards an ethics of invisible lives; Conclusion; Part II: Artistic Scenes of Visibility; 3 Visibility, Representation and Agency in the Visual Arts: the Body in Question; 3.1 Dysgazing: a critique of Western scopophilia; 3.2 Consensual exposure: towards an ethics of the visible body; Conclusion; 4 Films and Mass Visibility; 4.1 Cinematic overexposure and the 'burden of hypervisibility'; 4.2 Local concerns, global media, dual audiences; Part III: Sites of Invisibility; 5 Nation Building and Home Thinking 5.1 Performative homes: postcolonial legacies and the temporality of the home5.2 Shifting lines, moving outlines: home and the allegory of the nation; 5.3 Homes in question: towards a symptomatology of the home in 'migrant times'; 6 Invisibility and the Fractal City; 6.1 Towards a 'kineography' of the city: intersecting cultural productions and theories of urban planning; 6.2 Apprehending the fractal city; 6.3 The 'fractal gaze'; 6.4 Re-segmenting the diasporic subject; Conclusion: Unearthing the 'fractus': a critique of cosmopolitanism; Concluding Remarks: Fractal Visibility; Notes
Responsibility: Françoise Kral.

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