Artists of the Floating World Contemporary Writings Between Cultures

ISBN-10: 0761835997

ISBN-13: 9780761835998

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Authors: Rob Burton

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List price: $41.99
Publisher: University Press of America, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 146
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Overview
Beyond Binaries
Home and a Sense of Place
Migration and Displacement
Privilege
Homi Bhabha and Doubling
Artists of the Floating World
Multiculturalism and Postcolonialism: An Overview
The Floating World and Ukiyo
Borderlands, Contact Zones, In-Betweenness, Polyglossia, and Negative Capability
From James Joyce's Gabriel to Salman Rushdie's Gibreel
Narrative Tracks Across the Floating World: Kazuo Ishiguro's An Artist of the Floating World (1986) and The Remains of the Day (1989)
Narratives of Self and Nation
A Pale View of Hills (1982)
Paradigm Shifts
An Artist of the Floating World (1986)
The Remains of the Day (1989)
The Use of Narrative Tracks and the Construction of Self
The Construction of George Orwell
Recent Works by Ishiguro
The Construction of Kazuo Ishiguro
Framing the Floating World: Bessie Head's A Question of Power (1974)
Framing Reality
The Life of Bessie Head: From "No Frame of Reference" to "A Gesture of Belonging"
Susan Gardner and the "Truth" of Bessie Head's Life
Helene Cixous and "The Laugh of the Medusa"
A Question of Power (1973)
Breakdown and Dislocation
Recovery and Repair
Reframing the Floating World
Subalterns in the Floating World: Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine (1989) and The Holder Of The World (1993)
Can the Subaltern Speak?
The Question of Patriarchy
Fluidity and Assimilation
Two-Way Transformations
Jasmine (1989)
The Holder of the World (1993)
Leave It To Me (1997), Desirable Daughters (2002), and The Tree Bride (2004)
The Middleman and Other Stories (1988)
Arundhati Roy
Terrorism and Subaltern-speak
The Word Versus Words: Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses (1988)
Salman Rushdie as Icon and Iconoclast
Subalterns, Frames, and Narrative Tracks in Midnight's Children (1980)
Shame (1983): The Rushdie Riddle
The Story of the Publication of The Satanic Verses (1988)
The Word Versus Words
Freedom of Expression and Adab
Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990): An Allegory of Good and Evil
East, West (1994): Deconstructing the Sacred
Exuberant Secular Humanism: The Moor's Last Sigh (1995) and The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999)
Stepping Across the Line: Fury (2001)
A Way Forward?
Conclusion
What Is the Role of the Artist in the Floating World?
Is Globalization a Viable Narrative for the Floating World?
Is English the Dominant Language of the Floating World?
Can Subaltern Voices Be Heard in the Floating World?
Is There a Dangerous Clash of Civilizations in The Floating World?
What Is The Responsibility of the Citizen in the Floating World?
Epilogue: Labor Day, 2005
Web Resources
Index
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