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The Resource Postcolonial biology : psyche and flesh after empire, Deepika Bahri

Postcolonial biology : psyche and flesh after empire, Deepika Bahri

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Postcolonial biology : psyche and flesh after empire
Title
Postcolonial biology
Title remainder
psyche and flesh after empire
Statement of responsibility
Deepika Bahri
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although the body has been a vast subject for postcolonial studies, few theorists have attempted to go beyond the simple mixing of races in examining the impact of colonialism on the colonized body. However, as Deepika Bahri argues, it is essential to see the postcolonial body in a variety of forms: as capable of transformation not only in psyche and outward behavior but also in flesh and blood. European colonizers brought new ways of seeing the body in matters as basic as how to eat, speak, sit, shit, or spit. As nations decolonized, these imperialistic ideas remained, becoming part of the global economy of the body. In Postcolonial Biology, Bahri argues that the political challenges of the twenty-first century require that we deconstruct these imperial notions of the body, as they are fundamental to power structures governing todays globalized world. Postcolonial Biology investigates how minds and bodies have been shaped by colonial contact, to create deeply embedded hierarchies among the colonized. Moving beyond North/Souththinking, Bahri reframes the questions of postcolonial bodies to address all societies, whether developed or developing. Engaging in innovative, highly original readings of major thinkers such as Adorno, Horkenheimer, Derrida, and Fanon, this book brings an important new focus to the field of postcolonial studies-one that is essential to understanding the ideas and conflicts that currently dominate the global order
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DLC
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1962-
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Bahri, Deepika
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Kunzru, Hari
  • Rushdie, Salman
  • Barnes, Julian
  • Commonwealth fiction (English)
  • English fiction
  • Cultural fusion in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Biology in literature
  • Race in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Biology in literature
  • Commonwealth fiction (English)
  • Cultural fusion in literature
  • English fiction
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Race in literature
Label
Postcolonial biology : psyche and flesh after empire, Deepika Bahri
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Oh! Calcutta! -- Introduction: Plasticity, hybridity, and postcolonial biology -- "No escape from form": Saleem's spittoon, Padma's musculature, and neoliberal hybridity in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children -- Shibboleth: hybridity, diaspora, and passing in Hari Kunzru's The Impressionist -- Conan Doyle plays Sherlock: the unofficial Englishmen in Julian Barnes's Arthur & George -- Epilogue: The good life
Control code
ocn972736475
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 199 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452954967
Lccn
2017007221
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1p57dd2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)972736475
Label
Postcolonial biology : psyche and flesh after empire, Deepika Bahri
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Oh! Calcutta! -- Introduction: Plasticity, hybridity, and postcolonial biology -- "No escape from form": Saleem's spittoon, Padma's musculature, and neoliberal hybridity in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children -- Shibboleth: hybridity, diaspora, and passing in Hari Kunzru's The Impressionist -- Conan Doyle plays Sherlock: the unofficial Englishmen in Julian Barnes's Arthur & George -- Epilogue: The good life
Control code
ocn972736475
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 199 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452954967
Lccn
2017007221
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1p57dd2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)972736475

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