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Author Agzenay, Asma, author

Title Returning the gaze : the Manichean drama of postcolonial exoticism / Asma Agzenay
Published Bern : Peter Lang AG, [2015]
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Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; A Note to the Reader; Introduction: Re-reading the Alterity of the Exotic in Cultural History; Beyond Michel Foucault's Archaeology and Said's 'Orientalism' Model; Some Methodological Difficulties of Approaching Exoticism/the Exotic; The ""Catachrestical"" Inscription of the Other and Exotic in Western Cultural History; The Inscription of the Exotic in Western Discourse, Culture and History; Two Philosophical Readings of the ""Alterity"" of the Other in Cultural History; Notes; Chapter 1. Mapping Exoticism/the Exotic on Colonial and Postcolonial Culture
Chapter 2. The Articulations of Exoticism on Culture, History and SubjectivityThe Exotic as an (Imagined) 'Universal' Subject; The 'Relativist' Conception of the Exotic and its Ethical Subject; The Anthropological Reading of the Exotic: 'Reading Through Western Eyes'; In the name of ""l'Exote:"" Some Postcolonial Interventions on the Exotic; V.Y. Mudimbe's Archaeological Reading of the African Exotic; Edward Said's Critical Intervention on Exoticism/the Exotic; Homi Bhabha's Semiotic Approach to the Exotic; Deconstructing the Exotic in Cultural History; Beyond Hegel's Self/Other Dialectic
Mapping Literary Exoticism on Colonial Cultural HistorySegalen's Re-Definition of Exoticism/the Exotic: Two Postcolonial Readings; Mapping Exoticism/the Exotic on Orientalism; Bhabha's 'Untranslatability' of the Exotic and its Ambivalence; Postcolonial Readings of the Exotic in Colonial Fiction; Exoticism/the Exotic from the Viewpoint of Critical Anthropology; Baudrillard's Post-Hegelian Critique of the Exotic; The Re-Invention of the Exotic in Postmodern Thought and Literature; The Alterity of the Colonial Other and Exotic; Notes
The Arabo-Islamic Assimilation of the Other and ExoticThe Inscription of the Exotic as a Colonial Subject; Returning the Gaze': Counter-Exoticist Discourses and Their Double Binds; Notes; Chapter 3. Beyond Michel Foucault's Archaeology of the 'Same' and the 'Other'; Foucault's Archaeology of Classical Culture: Two Post-Foucauldian Readings; The Blind Spots of Foucault's Archaeological Account of Classical Culture; ""Exotic Alterity"" in Renaissance Culture: Foucault's Major Blind Spot; Re-Reading Caliban as the Colonial Other and Exotic
The Inscription of the ""Exotic"" as a ""Colonial Subject"" in ""The Tempest""The Troping of Caliban's Exotic Alterity as ""Catachresis""; Notes; Chapter 4. Beyond Hegel's Master/Slave Dialectic: Writing Back as Caliban, or as Prospero; The Postcolonial Critique of Writing Back as Caliban or as Prospero; The Colonial 'Other' as an '(Im)Possible' Reading Perspective; Beyond Hegel's Master/Slave Dialectic: The Postcolonial Inscription of Prospero and Caliban; Two Dialectical Rewritings of Caliban; In the Name of ""L'Exote:"" Retamar's Rewriting of Caliban
Summary This book is proposed as a contribution to postcolonial critiques of the colonial and postcolonial exotic. It investigates the exotic as a representation of colonial cultural difference in colonial discourse, culture and history, and its oppositional rewritings in postcolonial thought and literature. Its analyses of the exotic include classical Arabo-Islamic ethnographic texts, Marco Polo's and Mandeville's travel accounts, Shakespeare's The Tempest, Montesquieu's Lettres Persanes, and a variety of colonial and postcolonial texts. Its Deconstructive approach to the exotic breaks new grounds of
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Subject Exoticism in literature.
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ISBN 3035306915 (electronic bk.)
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