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Postcolonial melancholia, Paul Gilroy

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Postcolonial melancholia
Title
Postcolonial melancholia
Statement of responsibility
Paul Gilroy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In an effort to deny the ongoing effect of colonialism and imperialism on contemporary political life, the death knell for a multicultural society has been sounded from all sides. That's the provocative argument Paul Gilroy makes in this unorthodox defense of the multiculture. Gilroy's searing analyses of race, politics, and culture have always remained attentive to the material conditions of black people and the ways in which blacks have defaced the "clean edifice of white supremacy." In Postcolonial Melancholia, he continues the conversation he began in the landmark study of race and nation 'There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack' by once again departing from conventional wisdom to examine -- and defend -- multiculturalism within the context of the post-9/11 "politics of security." This book adapts the concept of melancholia from its Freudian origins and applies it not to individual grief but to the social pathology of neoimperialist politics. The melancholic reactions that have obstructed the process of working through the legacy of colonialism are implicated not only in hostility and violence directed at blacks, immigrants, and aliens but in an inability to value the ordinary, unruly multiculture that has evolved organically and unnoticed in urban centers. Drawing on the seminal discussions of race begun by Frantz Fanon, W. E. B. DuBois, and George Orwell, Gilroy crafts a nuanced argument with far-reaching implications. Ultimately, Postcolonial Melancholia goes beyond the idea of mere tolerance to propose that it is possible to celebrate the multiculture and live with otherness without becoming anxious, fearful, or violent"--provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
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1956-
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Gilroy, Paul
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Wellek lectures
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  • Cultural pluralism
  • Race discrimination
  • Minorities
  • National characteristics, British
Label
Postcolonial melancholia, Paul Gilroy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-160) 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
Introduction : on living with difference -- Part one. The planet -- Race and the right to be human -- Cosmopolitanism contested -- Part two. Albion -- "Has it come to this?" -- The negative dialectics of conviviality
Control code
FIEb17382191
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 170 pages
Isbn
9780231134552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)55596847
Label
Postcolonial melancholia, Paul Gilroy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-160) 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
Introduction : on living with difference -- Part one. The planet -- Race and the right to be human -- Cosmopolitanism contested -- Part two. Albion -- "Has it come to this?" -- The negative dialectics of conviviality
Control code
FIEb17382191
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 170 pages
Isbn
9780231134552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)55596847

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