Writing Diaspora in the West: Intimacy, Identity and the New Marginalism by P. McCarthy, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Writing Diaspora in the West: Intimacy, Identity and the New Marginalism

Writing Diaspora in the West: Intimacy, Identity and the New Marginalism

by P. McCarthy
     
 
In this bold intervention into the understanding of the diasporic experience within cultural studies, McCarthy challenges a critical position emergent over the last thirty years (what he calls the 'new marginalism'). He confronts the liberal orthodoxies thatprevail in this area, exposing contradictions in the thinking of its major theorists.

Overview

In this bold intervention into the understanding of the diasporic experience within cultural studies, McCarthy challenges a critical position emergent over the last thirty years (what he calls the 'new marginalism'). He confronts the liberal orthodoxies thatprevail in this area, exposing contradictions in the thinking of its major theorists.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'Not shying away from controversy, indeed inviting it, Peter McCarthy has written a bold book that deconstructs the assumptions of diaspora studies. He demonstrates that postcolonial and poststructuralist theorists have appropriated and identified with the subject of their study - marginalization. By adopting epistemological privilege for the diasporic experience, they claim explanatory insight into human affairs. The book will both infuriate and inspire those interested in diaspora, transnationalism, and postcolonialism.' - Gregory Jusdanis, Distinguished Humanities Professor, Ohio State University, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230218871
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
02/17/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
179
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 2.40(d)

Meet the Author

PETER MCCARTHY is a Research Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

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