The New Violent Cartography: Geo-Analysis after the Aesthetic Turn

The New Violent Cartography: Geo-Analysis after the Aesthetic Turn

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ISBN-13: 9781136345081
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/25/2012
Series: Interventions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 298
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Sam Okoth Opondo is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa where he is writing a doctoral dissertation on Black Diplomacies: Colonialism, Race and the Poetics of Mediating African Estrangement. Most broadly, his research interest lies in the study of estrangement, politics of aesthetics and cultural translation in colonial and postcolonial societies.

Michael J. Shapiro is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Among his publications are Methods and Nations: Cultural Governance and the Indigenous Subject (2004), Deforming American Political Though: Ethnicity, Facticity, and Genre (2006) and Cinematic Geopolitics (2009).

Table of Contents

Introduction : The New Violent Cartography: Geo-analysis After the Aesthetic Turn Sam Okoth Opondo and Michael J. Shapiro  Part 1: Violence, Literary and Narrative Cartographies  1. Maps and the Geography of Violence: Farah’s Maps and Conrad’s Heart of Darkness Russell West-Pavlov  2. Chronotopicity in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun Christopher Ouma  3. Beyond Imaginary Geographies: Critique, Cooptation and Imagination in the Aftermath of The War On Terror Angharad Closs Stephens  Part 2: Warring Bodies and Bodies Politic  4. Mapping the Politics of Trauma: The U.S. Injured-Soldier Body in Annie Proulx’s "Tits-Up in a Ditch" Brianne Gallagher  5 . Eater of Death Shailja Patel  6 . Diplomatic Dissensus : A Report on Humanitarianism and the Body in Pain Sam Okoth Opondo  7. Reassembling Memory: Rithy Panh’s S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine  Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  8. The Triad of Vision and the Grounds of the Violent Photographic Image in Israel’s "Cast Lead" Operation in Gaza Meir Wigoder  9. Violent Masculinities and the Phallocratic Aesthetics of Power in Kenya Grace Musila  Part 3: Continuing Violent Cartographies and the Redistribution of the Sensible  10. The North West Frontier of Pakistan: Preoccupation with "Unveiling" the Battlefield and "Violent Cartography" Syed Sami Raza  11. Cyprus, Violent Cartography and the Distribution of Ethnic Identity  Costas M. Constantinou  12. Dignity, Memory, Truth and the Future Under Siege: Reconciliation and Nation Building in Post-Apartheid South Africa Bhekizizwe Peterson  13. The International Aesthetic of the Yasukuni Jinja and Yûshûkan Museum  Geoffrey Whitehall and Eric Ishiwata  14. Repartitioning the U.S.-Mexico Border: Cinematic Thought, Shock, and Empathy in Orson Welles’s Touch of Evil  David Toohey  15 . A Continuing Violent Cartography: From Guadalupe Hidalgo to Contemporary Border Crossings Michael J. Shapiro

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