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

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

by Peter McCarthy
     
 

In Writing Diaspora in the West, Peter McCarthy argues that the surveyors and theoreticians of modern human subjectivity have discovered in the margins a motherland, nourishing and nurturing them in the fantastic culture of what he terms the 'new marginalism'. This culture, McCarthy argues, is the product of a certain fantasy, the projection of a

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In Writing Diaspora in the West, Peter McCarthy argues that the surveyors and theoreticians of modern human subjectivity have discovered in the margins a motherland, nourishing and nurturing them in the fantastic culture of what he terms the 'new marginalism'. This culture, McCarthy argues, is the product of a certain fantasy, the projection of a subjective homeland onto the various margins of discourse, subjectivity, history and geography that goes beyond a Left minoritarian ethos. This fantasy leads to a certain marginal affectivity, a fascination and identification with things perceived at the margins or bounds of a psychopathological homeland, especially with those who live or subsist there. McCarthy's work stands as a challenge to liberal critical orthodoxies concerning the representation of marginal experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230218871
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 2.40(d)

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