Language and identities in a postcolony

Southern African perspectives

Publisher: P. Lang in Frankfurt am Main, New York

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  • Sociolinguistics -- South Africa.,
  • South Africa -- Languages.,
  • Language and culture -- South Africa.,
  • Language policy -- South Africa.,
  • Language planning -- South Africa.,
  • National characteristics, South African.,
  • Postcolonialism -- South Africa.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementRosalie Finlayson, Sarah Slabbert (eds.).
SeriesSchriften zur Afrikanistik =, Research in African studies ;, Bd. 10, Schriften zur Afrikanistik ;, Bd. 10
ContributionsFinlayson, Rosalie, 1943-, Slabbert, Sarah.
LC ClassificationsP40.45.S6 L356 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3422914M
ISBN 100820473863
LC Control Number2005044693

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Blending astute analysis with detailed case studies, Marion Grau presents an original perspective on mission work in postcolonial lands. Grau explains, “I have been interested in what shapes and forms religious and cultural identities, what Christian mission has meant in the past, and what its postcolonial incarnations might look like.” Exchanges between missionaries and Zulu and Maori. Postcolony, identity and political [in]stability in Cote d’Ivoire and Togo Kwesi Aning and Naila Salihu INTRODUCTION Colonialism bequeathed African states with contested and conflict-generating legacies, rooted in problematic boundaries, fragmented identities and the frag-ile nature of the by:

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The issue of language and identity examines how language can become symbolic of the individual or group’s identity. This aspect of language is explored from a variety of angles exhibiting different methods of investigation, and this «smorgasbord» of methods provides ample inspiration for further studies in the field.

Literary Language in the Postcolony: Focus on Southern Africa Margaret Lenta The status of the coloniser's language during a period of colonial rule will be fixed in many colonies by the fact that it functions as the language of government, of the courts and the law, of official documents and of the institutions which the coloniser imports.

This is, by far, the best book on this topic in the English language. Language and Identities provides a thematic reader and highly suitable source for postgraduate courses, and thus should influence a wide audience of future researchers in language and identity studies.

- Robert Bevan, School of Welsh, Cardiff University, Wales, Discourse. This thought-provoking and groundbreaking collection of essays—his first book to be published in English—develops and extends debates first ignited by his well-known article "Provisional Notes on the Postcolony," in which he developed his notion of the "banality of power" in contemporary : University of California Press.

Identity construction in Kenya’s multilingual spaces; Chapter 3. Gender and cultural identity in a television show in Botswana; Chapter 4. The English language and the construction of a Cameroon anglophone identity; Chapter 5.

Nation-statehood and linguistic diversity in the postcolony: The case of Portuguese and indigenous languages in. Language: English ISBN Description of the book "On the Postcolony": Achille Mbembe is one of the most brilliant theorists of post colonial studies writing today.

In "On the Postcolony" he profoundly renews our understanding of power and subjectivity in Africa. In a series of provocative essays, Mbembe contests diehard.

This thought-provoking and groundbreaking collection of essays--his first book to be published in English--develops and extends debates first ignited by his well-known article ''Provisional Notes on the Postcolony,'' in which he developed his notion of the ''banality of power'' in contemporary Africa.

PROVISIONAL NOTES ON THE POSTCOLONY place. Furthermore, subjects in the postcolony have also had to have a marked ability to manage not just a single identity for themselves but several, which are flexible enough for them to negotiate as and when requiredFile Size: 4MB.

Achille Mbembe's article "African Modes of Self-Writing" (), which is a precursor to his book On the Postcolony (), challenges essentialist conceptions of African identity and their Author: Jeremy Weate.

‘Northern problem’: Postcolony, identity and political [in]stability in cote d’ivoire and togoAuthor: K. Matereke, N. Salihu. All journal articles featured in African Identities vol 17 issue Postcoloniality and the Postcolony: Theories of the Global and the Local Sverker Finnström, M.A., Dept.

of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University Previously published in the series Working Papers in Cultural Anthropology, No. 7, The postcolony is characterized by a distinctive style of political improvisation, by a tendency to excess and lack of proportion, as well as by distinctive ways identities are multiplied, transformed, and put into circulation.

For the past 15 years, and especially in his book The Postcolony, the Cameroonian philosopher has been advancing a highly original auto-critique of African black racial identity and nationalism that tries to avoid the trap of exculpating colonialism and confirming the prejudices of white racists.

The article suggests that most Indigenous Australian intellectuals are unlikely to find Mbembe's style of post-racialized identity intellectually Cited by:   This essay tackles the way the postcolony is refigured in Waciny Laredj’s Aṣābiʿ Lūlītā ().

It makes use of a number of theoretical insights to uncover the interplay between the representation of the colony during the colonial period through a brief examination of the fly metaphor in Nedjma, first published inand that of the : Khalid El Aref.

which identity-driven interest—identity defined by culture, confessional or congregational affiliation, race, gender, generation, sexual orientation, whatever—becomes the motor of most collection action. And much else besides. It is from the perspective of “the” postcolony, then, that understanding.

Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than other nation-states. The usual answer is yes. In Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Jean and John Comaroff and a group of respected theorists show that the question is misplaced: that the predicament of postcolonies arises from their place in a world order dominated by new modes of governance, new sorts of empires, new species of wealth.

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Identity, Culture and Politics, Volume 3, Number 1, July REVIEW Breaches in the Commonplace Achille Mbembe’s On the Postcolony Ato Quayson* chille Mbembe’s On the Postcolony (Berkeley: University of California Press,pp; bibl.

+ index) is a masterpiece of rhetorical and discursive styles. If you come to this book wanting. define the postcolony as a timespace characterized by proliferation and multiplicity. As a temporal formation, the postcolony is definitely an era of dispersed entanglements, the unity of which is produced out of differences.

From a spatial point of view, it is an overlapping of different, intersected and entwined threads in tension with one. The book brings together 12 chapters, which are divided into three sections: namely, Africa, the Global South, and the Global North.

As such, the volume is able to consider the postcolony (and even conceptualisations beyond the postcolony) in a variety of settings worldwide.

Achille Mbembe’s African postcolony The concept of the postcolony was introduced to English-speaking readers in a article by Mbembe, and subsequently incorporated into a book 11 TIME, INDIGENEITY, AND PEOPLEHOOD Downloaded By: [Moses, Dirk] At: 8 February Trajectories of the Postcolony in The Color Purple Kim Silva-Martinez Montclair State University Follow this and additional works at: Part of theEnglish Language and Literature Commons This Thesis is brought to you for free and open access by Montclair State University Digital Commons.

In a response to critiques of his On the Postcolony in a African Identities article, Achille Mbembe declared that the book was written at a time when the study of Africa was caught in a Author: Malesela John Lamola.

For Mbembe, and also for Fanon, the moment of crucial import comes after decolonization. It is this lengthy and ill-defined moment on which Mbembe focuses in his book, On the Postcolony (). Let us remember Fanon’s assertion, that, ‘for 95% of the population in underdeveloped countries, independence brings no immediate change’ (, 75).

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Moments of conceptual potential: Frantz Fanon, the postcolony, and “nonwar communities” Paddy O'Halloran Department of Political and International Studies, UHURU (Unit for Humanities at Rhodes University), Rhodes University, P.O.

GrahamstownSouth Africa Correspondence [email protected] A work of ebullient imagination, zest, and wit, Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony explores the double life of heritage in the making of modern political identities―as both the fixed capital of national hegemony and the fluid currency of novel visions and claims.

The book may evoke an aura of timeless homage, but heritage is Author: Daniel Herwitz. Daniel Herwitz's book deals with the philosophical, cultural, and political paradoxes of heritage in India, South Africa, and the United States.

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