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Author Foster, John Burt, Jr
Title Thresholds of Western Culture : Identity, Postcoloniality, Transnationalism
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2003
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Descript 1 online resource (284 pages)
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Series Textures: Philosophy, Literature, Culture Ser
Textures: Philosophy, Literature, Culture Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- Illustrations -- General Introduction -- Part One: The Crisis of Modern Subjectivity -- Introduction -- 1 Interiority, Identity, Knowledge: Unraveling the Cartesian Cogito -- 2 Subject, Self, Person: Marcel Mauss and the Limits of Poststructuralist Critique -- Part Two: Shadows of Fascism and Western Culture -- Introduction -- 3 Aesthetic Fascism and Modern Tragedy: D'Annunzio's Fedra -- 4 Of Musical Headings: Toscanini's and Furtwängler's Fifth Symphonies, 1939-54 -- 5 Holocaust Testimony and Post-Holocaust Fiction: Cynthia Ozick's The Messiah of Stockholm -- Part Three: Africa at the Passing of White Supremacy -- Introduction -- 6 Revisiting the Amistad Revolt in Sierra Leone -- 7 An Ethical Universal in the Postcolonial Novel - "A Certain Simple Respect"? -- 8 Western Classics in the South African State of Emergency: Gordimer's My Son's Story and Coetzee's Age of Iron -- Part Four: Eastern Europe After Communism -- Introduction -- 9 Creator versus Conspirator in the Postcommunist Revolutions -- 10 Yugoslavism and its Discontents: A Cultural Post-Mortem -- 11 Bosnia and the Ethical Limits of Cultural Relativism: Re-Auditing Lyotard -- 12 Cultural Co-ordinates of a Bulgarian Art-Hoax: "Drafts" by Virginia, A Tragedia dell'Arte -- Part Five: Far East/Far West -- Introduction -- 13 Cultural Hermeneutics and Orientalist Discourse: Loti's Self-Reflexive Japonisme -- 14 Western Agon/Eastern Ritual: Confrontations and Co-optations in Worldviews -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index of Names -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z -- Index of Topics -- A -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- L -- M -- N -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- Credits -- Contributors -- Editors
Thresholds of Western Culture explores identity, postcoloniality and transnationalism--three closely related issues which redefine contemporary cultural identity. The book opens with an analysis of subjectivity and the cultural meltdown that accompanied fascism in the West. The situation in Africa is then explored which, while recalling modernity's dark side, highlights the intricacy of postcolonial identity. Post-Soviet Eastern Europe presents a separate case of neglected postcoloniality which emphasizes how ethnocentrism and cultural tensions have exposed the fragility of transnationalism. The book concludes with an examination of East Asia, a region which offers transnational options potentially much more fruitful than Balkanization
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Foster, John Burt, Jr. Thresholds of Western Culture : Identity, Postcoloniality, Transnationalism London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2003 9780826459992
Subject Civilization, Western -- History -- 20th century
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Alt Author Froman, Wayne
Foster, Jr John Burt
Froman, Wayne
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