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The Resource Transnational discourses on class, gender, and cultural identity, Irene Marques, (electronic resource)

Transnational discourses on class, gender, and cultural identity, Irene Marques, (electronic resource)

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Transnational discourses on class, gender, and cultural identity
Title
Transnational discourses on class, gender, and cultural identity
Statement of responsibility
Irene Marques
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This exploration of class, feminism, and cultural identity (including issues of race, nation, colonialism, and economic imperialism) focuses on the work of four writers: the Mozambican Mia Couto, the Portuguese José Saramago, the Brazilian Clarice Lispector, and the South African J.M. Coetzee. In the first section, the author discusses the political aspects of Couto's collection of short stories Contos do nascer da terra (Stories of the Birth of the Land) and Saramago's novel O ano da morte de Ricardo Reis (The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis). The second section explores similar themes in Coetzee's Life and Times of Michael K and Lispector's A hora da estrela (The Hour of the Star). Marques argues that these four writers are political in the sense that they bring to the forefront issues pertaining to the power of literature to represent, misrepresent, and debate matter related to different subaltern subjects: the postcolonial subject, the poor subject (the "poor other"), and the female subject. She also discusses the "ahuman other" in the context of the subjectivity of the natural world, the dead, and the unborn, and shows how these aspects are present in all the different societies addressed and point to the mystical dimension that permeates most societies. With regard to Couto's work, this "ahuman other" is approached mostly through a discussion of the holistic, animist values and epistemologies that inform and guide Mozambican traditional societies, while in further analyses the notion is approached via discussions on phenomenology, elementality, and divinity following the philosophies of Lévinas and Irigaray and mystical consciousness in Zen Buddhism and the psychology of Jung"--
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1969-
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Marques, Irene
Dewey number
809.3/93581
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Comparative cultural studies
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  • Couto, Mia
  • Saramago, José
  • Lispector, Clarice
  • Coetzee, J. M
  • Political fiction
  • Other (Philosophy) in literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Language and languages in literature
Label
Transnational discourses on class, gender, and cultural identity, Irene Marques, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. The bolder politics of agency -- pt. 2. The deeper politics of agency
Control code
ocn787852071
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612491646
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787852071
Label
Transnational discourses on class, gender, and cultural identity, Irene Marques, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. The bolder politics of agency -- pt. 2. The deeper politics of agency
Control code
ocn787852071
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612491646
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787852071

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