The Postcolonial Citizen: The Intellectual Migrant - Postcolonial Studies 3 (Hardback)
  • The Postcolonial Citizen: The Intellectual Migrant - Postcolonial Studies 3 (Hardback)
zoom

The Postcolonial Citizen: The Intellectual Migrant - Postcolonial Studies 3 (Hardback)

(author)
£51.95
Hardback 150 Pages / Published: 19/02/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The twentieth century has witnessed the rise of a large population of postcolonial intellectual migrants "willingly" arriving from formerly colonized countries into the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada to pursue intellectual goals. Embedded in this movement from the formerly colonized spaces into the West is the vexed question of dislocation and displacement for these intellectual subjects. The Postcolonial Citizen traces how such modes of (un)belonging are represented within literary and cultural space and how migrancy, and in particular the postcolonial "intellectual" migrant, is symbolically and philosophically understood as a cultural icon of displacement in the West. Using literary texts, autobiographical narrative of displacement, and cultural criticism, this book treats the cultural reception of intellectual migrancy (particularly within America) as both an uneasy and ambiguous condition. What is timely about this book's treatment of migrancy is the current threat imposed on postcolonial writers and scholars in the United States post-9/11. The book examines and exposes the consequences of intellectually intervening into democratic ideals after the rise of the "national security state" - giving the migrant sensibility of dislocation a socio-political dimension. Thus, in dealing with the cultural reception of migrancy, The Postcolonial Citizen clearly marks the shift between pre- and post-9/11 migrant subjectivity and particularly addresses how the "third world" intellectual migrant has become synonymous with the voice of dissent and threat to the established democratic order in the United States.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433106019
Number of pages: 150
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Immigrants rarely speak in one tongue alone, but, alas, academics often do. While laying claim to her postcolonial citizenship, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt shows us that academia too can be a foreign country. The form of her book, its multiple registers and idioms, announces a new polyglot nation. This is the work of a true intellectual migrant." (Amitava Kumar, Professor of English, Vassar College; Author of `Passport Photos')
"Suspended in the complex constellations of planetary modernity, where migration and the migrant set the critical stage for a radical revaluation of `citizenship' and belonging, `The Postcolonial Citizen' bravely and brilliantly travels into the unfolding languages - both poetical and political - of the agonistic fusion of horizons which, however viciously resisted and cruelly denied, is the becoming of today's world." (Iain Chambers, Universita degli Studi di Napoli `L'Orientale')

You may also be interested in...

Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath
Added to basket
The Riverside Chaucer
Added to basket
Cane
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
On Writing
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
To the Lighthouse
Added to basket
Ted Hughes
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Mighty Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Wide Sargasso Sea
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Three Theban Plays
Added to basket
The Canterbury Tales
Added to basket
Republic
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Rumi Poems
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Jane Austen
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Moveable Feast
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Histories
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Iliad
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.