Postcolonialism and Postsocialism in Fiction and Art: Resistance and Re-existence

Postcolonialism and Postsocialism in Fiction and Art: Resistance and Re-existence

by Madina Tlostanova
Postcolonialism and Postsocialism in Fiction and Art: Resistance and Re-existence

Postcolonialism and Postsocialism in Fiction and Art: Resistance and Re-existence

by Madina Tlostanova

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Overview

This book tackles the intersections of postcolonial and postsocialist imaginaries and sensibilities focusing on the ways they are reflected in contemporary art, fiction, theater and cinema. After the defeat of the Socialist modernity the postsocialist space and its people have found themselves in the void. Many elements of the former Second world experience, echo the postcolonial situations, including subalternization, epistemic racism, mimicry, unhomedness and transit, the revival of ethnic nationalisms and neo-imperial narratives, neo-Orientalist and mutant Eurocentric tendencies, indirect forms of resistance and life-asserting modes of re-existence. Yet there are also untranslatable differences between the postcolonial and the postsocialist human conditions. The monograph focuses on the aesthetic principles and mechanisms of sublime, the postsocialist/postcolonial decolonization of museums, the perception and representation of space and time through the tempolocalities of post-dependence, the anatomy of characters-tricksters with shifting multiple identities, the memory politics of the post-traumatic conditions and ways of their overcoming.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319839455
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/08/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Madina Tlostanova is Professor of Postcolonial Feminism at Linkoping University, Sweden. The author of Gender Epistemologies and Eurasian Borderlands (2010) and Learning to Unlearn: Decolonial Reflection from Eurasia and the Americas (co-authored with Walter Mignolo, 2012), Tlostanova focuses on non-Western feminism, postcolonial and decolonial thought, and postsocialist studies.

Table of Contents

Prologue.- Introduction. A leap into the void?.- 1. How to disengage from the coloniality of perception.- 2. Decolonial art in Eurasian borderlands.- 3. Decolonizing the museum.- 4. Postsocialist/Postcolonial tempo-localities.- 5. Tricksters, Jesters, Qalandars.- 6. Coloniality of memory at the postcolonial/postsocialist juncture.- Afterword. An open finale.- Bibliography.

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“Madina Tlostanova’s Postcolonialism and Postsocialism in Fiction and Art is a bold and timely account of why any critical understanding of the postsocialist condition and its relationship to the postcolonial world must contend with Soviet modernity as a twin (if failed) project of Western modernity. This immaculately researched engagement with the art, fiction, cinema and theater of the former Soviet Union and the ex-Soviet colonies in Central Asia and the Caucasus demonstrates the breathtaking range of subversive and emancipatory practices that have created a decolonial “community of sense.” By centering on decolonial aesthesis a part of the world that has been neglected in much of the existing literature on postcolonialism and postsocialism, Tlostanova has made a vital contribution to how we understand global coloniality and decolonial praxis.” (Neda Atanasoski, Associate Professor, Department of Feminist Studies, University of California Santa Cruz, USA)

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