Biopolitics and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Culture

The essays in this volume show how the legacy of colonialism’s attempt to transform the mode of life of colonized peoples has been central to the largely unequal phenomenon of globalization.

Author: Michael R. Griffiths

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134801173

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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From the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa to the United Nations Permanent Memorial to the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, many worthwhile processes of public memory have been enacted on the national and international levels. But how do these extant practices of memory function to precipitate justice and recompense? Are there moments when such techniques, performances, and displays of memory serve to obscure and elide aspects of the history of colonial governmentality? This collection addresses these and other questions in essays that take up the varied legacies, continuities, modes of memorialization, and poetics of remaking that attend colonial governmentality in spaces as varied as the Maghreb and the Solomon Islands. Highlighting the continued injustices arising from a process whose aftermath is far from settled, the contributors examine works by twentieth-century authors representing Asia, Africa, North America, Latin America, Australia, and Europe. Imperial practices throughout the world have fomented a veritable culture of memory. The essays in this volume show how the legacy of colonialism’s attempt to transform the mode of life of colonized peoples has been central to the largely unequal phenomenon of globalization.

Uncommon Wealths in Postcolonial Fiction

Her most recent publications include an essay on medicine and memory in Michael Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost (in Biopolitics and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Culture). Her work on the making of Dr Anandibai Joshi, a high-caste Hindu ...

Author: Helga Ramsey-Kurz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004359583

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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The essays collected in Uncommon Wealths in Postcolonial Fiction “follow the money” to illuminate literature’s keen awareness of the multiple and often conflicting meanings of wealth and commons in formerly colonized spaces.

Child Migration and Biopolitics

Griffiths, M. R. (2019) Biopolitics and memory in postcolonial literature and culture, London, Routledge. Hardman, C. (1973) 'Can there be an anthropology of children?', Journal of the Anthropology Society Oxford, vol. 4, no. 1, pp.

Author: Beatrice Scutaru

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429756542

Category: History

Page: 248

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This book provides a fresh interdisciplinary analysis into the lives of migrant children and youth over the course of the twentieth century and up to the present day. Adopting biopolitics as a theoretical framework, the authors examine the complex interplay of structures, contexts and relations of power which influence the evolution of child migration across national borders. The volume also investigates children’s experiences, views, priorities and expectations and their roles as active agents in their own migration. Using a great variety of methodologies (archival research, ethnographic observation, interviews) and sources (drawings, documents produced by governments and experts, films and press), the authors provide richly documented case studies which cover a wide geographical area within Europe, both West (Belgium, France, Germany) and East (Romania, Russia, Ukraine), South (Italy, Portugal, Turkey) and North (Sweden), enabling a deep understanding of the diversity of migrant childhoods in the European context.

Postcolonial Governmentalities

Biopolitics and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Culture. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2016. Grovogui, Siba N. “Regimes of Sovereignty: International Morality and the African Condition.” European Journal of International Relations 8, no.

Author: Terri-Anne Teo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1786606844

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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This edited volume asks how governmentality and postcolonial approaches can be brought together to help us better understand specific sites and practices of contemporary postcolonial governance. The framework/approach was inspired by the recent use of governmentality approaches that emphasize how governance functions not solely through states but through multiple tactics and means that regulate the conduct of individuals and institutions through both freedom and constraint. A postcolonial approach to governance exposes the role of postcolonial sites and practices in shaping governance and the inequalities embedded within it, insofar as standards of conduct determine which subjects are privileged and excluded.Postcolonial perspectives show how governance can be both productive and repressive, functioning to impose a fixed code of conduct that objectifies (gendered, racialized, sexualized) ‘others’ as part of its project of improvement. In discussing governance, we must also consider how power is negotiated and challenged through forms of resistance and counter-conduct. This volume argues that we need to incorporate postcolonial theories and carefully examine postcolonial practices and sites, to understand how contemporary governance shapes various transnational inequalities and social divisions. The authors in this edited volume illustrate the value of postcolonial governance as a conceptual framework through empirical examples from Asia, Australia, Africa, and Europe. These cases unpack practices of governance operating within complex political landscapes.

Women Urbanization and Sustainability

Biopolitical Governmentalities of Women's Lives: Security and Development in Solomon Islands. In M. Griffiths (ed.) Biopolitics and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Culture (Farnham, UK: Ashgate): 47–62. Lefebvre, Henri 1996.

Author: Anita Lacey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134995182X

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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This work considers the city as a gendered space and examines women’s experiences and engagement in both urbanization and sustainability. Such a focus offers distinctive insights into the question of what it means for a city to be sustainable, asking further how sustainability needs to work with gender and the gendered lives of cities’ inhabitants. Vitally, it considers women’s lives in cities and their work to forge more sustainable cities through a wide variety of means, including governmental, non-governmental and local grassroots and individual efforts towards sustainable urban life. The volume is transnational, offering case-studies from a wide range of city sites and sustainability efforts. It explores crucial questions such as the gendered nature and women’s experiences of current urbanization; the gendered nature of urban sustainability thinking and programmes; and local alternatives and resistances to dominant modes of addressing urbanization challenges.

Public Space Reader

“[2015] Biopolitical Governmentalities of Women's Lives: Security and Development in Solomon Islands.” [In: Griffiths, M. (ed.) (2016). Biopolitics and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Culture, 47–62. Ashgate/Routledge].

Author: Miodrag Mitrašinović

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351202537

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

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Recent global appropriations of public spaces through urban activism, public uprising, and political protest have brought back democratic values, beliefs, and practices that have been historically associated with cities. Given the aggressive commodification of public re- sources, public space is critically important due to its capacity to enable forms of public dis- course and social practice which are fundamental for the well-being of democratic societies. Public Space Reader brings together public space scholarship by a cross-disciplinary group of academics and specialists whose essays consider fundamental questions: What is public space and how does it manifest larger cultural, social, and political processes? How are public spaces designed, socially and materially produced, and managed? How does this impact the nature and character of public experience? What roles does it play in the struggles for the just city, and the Right to The City? What critical participatory approaches can be employed to create inclusive public spaces that respond to the diverse needs, desires, and aspirations of individuals and communities alike? What are the critical global and comparative perspectives on public space that can enable further scholarly and professional work? And, what are the futures of public space in the face of global pandemics, such as COVID-19? The readers of this volume will be rewarded with an impressive array of perspectives that are bound to expand critical understanding of public space.

History in Practice

Biopolitics and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Culture, Farnham, 2016 Stephen Grosz, The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves, London, 2013 Allen Guelzo, Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and ...

Author: Ludmilla Jordanova

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472503554

Category: History

Page: 368

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Exploring the breadth and complexities of history as a field of study, History in Practice demystifies what historians actually do and the tasks they take on. This study, written by one of the most acute practitioners in the field, examines not only the academic discipline but also engages with the use of historical ideas in the wider world. The new edition features: - A new chapter on history in the digital age, covering the use of information technology in historical practice - Extended coverage of the relationships between history and other disciplines - Fresh material on current trends in the practice of history - Over 35 new illustrations spread throughout the book drawn from around the world This book is essential reading for all students seeking an understanding of history as a discipline.

Wild Articulations

In Biopolitics and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Culture, edited by M. R. Griffiths, 29–46. Farnham: Ashgate. Neale, Timothy and Eve Vincent. 2017. “Mining, Indigeneity, Alterity: or, Mining Indigenous Alterity?

Author: Timothy Neale

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 082487319X

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Beginning with the nineteenth-century expeditions, Northern Australia has been both a fascination and concern to the administrators of settler governance in Australia. With Southeast Asia and Melanesia as neighbors, the region's expansive and relatively undeveloped tropical savanna lands are alternately framed as a market opportunity, an ecological prize, a threat to national sovereignty, and a social welfare problem. Over the last several decades, while developers have eagerly promoted the mineral and agricultural potential of its monsoonal catchments, conservationists speak of these same sites as rare biodiverse habitats, and settler governments focus on the “social dysfunction” of its Indigenous communities. Meanwhile, across the north, Indigenous people have sought to wrest greater equity in the management of their lives and the use of their country. In Wild Articulations, Timothy Neale examines environmentalism, indigeneity, and development in Northern Australia through the controversy surrounding the Wild Rivers Act 2005 (Qld) in Cape York Peninsula, an event that drew together a diverse cast of actors—traditional owners, prime ministers, politicians, environmentalists, mining companies, the late Steve Irwin, crocodiles, and river systems—to contest the future of the north. With a population of fewer than 18,000 people spread over a landmass of over 50,000 square miles, Cape York Peninsula remains a “frontier” in many senses. Long constructed as a wild space—whether as terra nullius, a zone of legal exception, or a biodiverse wilderness region in need of conservation—Australia’s north has seen two fundamental political changes over the past two decades. The first is the legal recognition of Indigenous land rights, reaching over a majority of its area. The second is that the region has been the center of national debates regarding the market integration and social normalization of Indigenous people, attracting the attention of federal and state governments and becoming a site for intensive neoliberal reforms. Drawing connections with other settler colonial nations such as Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand, Wild Articulations examines how indigenous lands continue to be imagined and governed as “wild.”

Australia s New Migrants

Biopolitics and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Culture originally published by Ashgate in January 2015. This has been reprinted with the publisher's permission. 2 For my reading of this citation, I am indebted to Sara Ahmed's ...

Author: Maria Elena Indelicato

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131717724X

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This book offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of the tropes employed in the categorization of international students living and studying in Australia. Establishing the position of migrant students as ’subjects of the border’, the author employs various models of emotion in an analysis of the ways in which public debates on migration and education in Australia have problematised international students as an object of national compassion or resentment in relation to other national concerns at the time, such as the country’s place in the Asia-Pacific region, the integrity of its borders and the relative competitiveness of its economy. Applying an innovative methodology, which combines the breadth of a diachronic study with the depth afforded by the close analysis of a diverse range of case studies – including the protests staged by Indian international students against a spate of violent attacks, which led to their labelling as ‘soft targets’ in national discourses – Australia’s New Migrants constitutes an important contribution to our understanding of the ways in which emotions shape national collectives’ orientation towards others. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, cultural studies and education with interests in migration, race and emotion.

Queering Memory and National Identity in Transcultural U S Literature and Culture

The Genres of Guantánamo Diary: Postcolonial Reading and the War on Terror. The Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry 4 (1): 69–87. ... The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film.

Author: Christopher W. Clark

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030521141

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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This book examines the queer implications of memory and nationhood in transcultural U.S. literature and culture. Through an analysis of art and photography responding to the U.S. domestic response to 9/11, Iraq war fiction, representations of Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay, and migrant fiction in the twenty-first century, Christopher W. Clark creates a queer archive of transcultural U.S. texts as a way of destabilizing heteronormativity and thinking about productive spaces of queer world-building. Drawing on the fields of transcultural memory, queer studies, and transculturalism, this book raises important questions of queer bodies and subjecthood. Clark traces their legacies through texts by Sinan Antoon, Mohamedou Ould Slahi among others, alongside film and photography that includes artists such as Nina Berman and Hasan Elahi. In all, the book queers forms of cultural memory and national identity to uncover the traces of injury but also spaces of regeneration.