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Worlds Within: National Narratives and Global Connections in Postcolonial Writing

Vilashini Cooppan

Abstract

This book tracks the changing forms of novels and nations against a long, postcolonial twentieth century. While globalization has sometimes been understood as superseding national borders, the book distances itself from before-and-after sequences in order to trace the intersection between national and global politics. Drawing from psychoanalytic and deconstructive accounts of identity, difference, and desire, it explores the making and unmaking of ideas of nation, globe, race, and gender in the late imperialism of Joseph Conrad, the anticolonial nationalism and nascent Third-Worldism of W. E. ... More

Keywords: postcolonial twentieth century, globalization, national borders, global politics, identity, difference, desire, nation, globe, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804754903
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804754903.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vilashini Cooppan, author