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The Resource Black body : women, colonialism, and space, Radhika Mohanram

Black body : women, colonialism, and space, Radhika Mohanram

Label
Black body : women, colonialism, and space
Title
Black body
Title remainder
women, colonialism, and space
Statement of responsibility
Radhika Mohanram
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From Algeria to the Antipodes, the female black body, when viewed through the colonial lens, represents all that is dangerous and unknown in an alien land. Its true significance can be understood only through the concept of space, because a "black body" is understood as "black" only outside of its context, its "place"--And a female black body is doubly out of place. Yet for all its importance to racial identity, Radhika Mohanram argues, space has been submerged and overlooked in postcolonial theory. Accordingly, she develops in Black Body a theory of identity situated within space and place rather than the more familiar models of identity formation that emphasize time
  • Mohanram's emphasis on space brings out the connections among various strands in postcolonial studies: the politics of displacement, the concept of diasporic identity versus indigenous identity, the identity of woman in the nation and the spatial construction of femininity, the association of the black body with nature and landscape and the white body with knowledge. Drawing on the work of Fanon, Merleau-Ponty, and Lévi-Strauss, Black Bodyinterrogates theories produced in the Northern Hemisphere and questions their value for the Southern Hemisphere. The relationship between the female black body and the white male body effectively and tellingly parallels the relationship between the two hemispheres."--Pub. desc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mohanram, Radhika
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Public worlds
Series volume
6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Group identity
  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Postcolonialism
  • Body, Human
  • Body, Human
Label
Black body : women, colonialism, and space, Radhika Mohanram
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. II.
  • In the Antipodes.
  • 4.
  • The memory of place: Maori nationalism and feminism in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
  • 5.
  • Place in My Place: embodiment, Aboriginality and Australia.
  • 6.
  • Britannia's daughters: race, place, and the Antipodean home
  • pt. III.
  • In Conclusion.
  • pt. I.
  • 7.
  • The postcolonial critic: Third World (con)texts/First World contexts.
  • 8.
  • Coda: in postcoloniality
  • In Theory.
  • 1.
  • The cartography of bodies.
  • 2.
  • The embodiment of blackness.
  • 3.
  • Woman-body-nation-space
Control code
980099026268
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xx, 250 p
Isbn
9780816635429
Lccn
lc99026268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
Black body : women, colonialism, and space, Radhika Mohanram
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. II.
  • In the Antipodes.
  • 4.
  • The memory of place: Maori nationalism and feminism in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
  • 5.
  • Place in My Place: embodiment, Aboriginality and Australia.
  • 6.
  • Britannia's daughters: race, place, and the Antipodean home
  • pt. III.
  • In Conclusion.
  • pt. I.
  • 7.
  • The postcolonial critic: Third World (con)texts/First World contexts.
  • 8.
  • Coda: in postcoloniality
  • In Theory.
  • 1.
  • The cartography of bodies.
  • 2.
  • The embodiment of blackness.
  • 3.
  • Woman-body-nation-space
Control code
980099026268
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xx, 250 p
Isbn
9780816635429
Lccn
lc99026268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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