Global Fragments. (Dis)Orientation in the New World Order. by BARTELS, Anke and Dirk WIEMANN (Eds.)

By BARTELS, Anke and Dirk WIEMANN (Eds.)

Whereas the area appears getting ever smaller and globalization has develop into the ever present buzz-word, regionalism and fragmentation additionally abound. this is able to be for the reason that, faraway from being the alleged creation of cultural homogeneity, the worldwide is consistently re-defined and adjusted in the course of the neighborhood. This rigidity, pervading a lot of up to date tradition, has an noticeable exact relevance for the recent types of English and the literature released in English world-wide. Postcolonial literatures exist on the interface of English as a hegemonic medium and its many nationwide, local and native opponents that rework it within the new English literatures. therefore any exploration of a globalization of cultures has take into consideration the truth that tradition is a posh box characterised through hybridization, plurality, and distinction. yet whereas international or transnational cultures may possibly let for a brand new cosmopolitanism that produces ever-changing, fluid identities, they don't provide upward thrust to an egalitarian international village an asymmetry among centre and outer edge continues to be principally intact, albeit alongside new parameters. The essays accumulated during this quantity supply readings of literary, theoretical, and filmic texts from the postcolonial international. those texts are learn as makes an attempt to articulate the worldwide with the neighborhood from a viewpoint of immersion within the genuine variety of life-worlds, targeting such matters as intake, identity-politics, and modes of association. during this feel, they're worldwide fragments: in the neighborhood refractured figurations of an adventure of world-wide interconnectedness. Contents *** international Fragments: An advent *** Glocal Identities: Mapping, Itineraries, Memories*** Russell WEST PAVLOV: modern Asian Australian Identities: Hsu Ming Teo s Love and Vertigo*** Anja SCHWARZ: Mapping (Un-)Australian Identities: Territorial Disputes in Christos Tsiolkas Loaded*** Mala PANDURANG: knowing Departure: A learn of pick out Pre-Migration Indian lady S

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Mapping (Un-)Australian Identities 27 WORKS CITED Allon, Fiona. 2 (2002). html Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (1983; London: Verso, 1991). Bader, Rudolf. “Australian Literature,” in Companion to the New Literatures in English, ed. Christa Jansohn (Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2002): 137–174. Bhabha, Homi K. “DissemiNation: Time, Narrative and the Margins of the Modern Nation,” in Nation and Narration, ed. Bhabha (London: Routledge, 1990): 291–322.

Bhabha (London: Routledge, 1990): 1–2. 6 Homi K. Bhabha, “DissemiNation: Time, Narrative and the Margins of the Modern Nation,” in Bhabha, Nation and Narration, ed. Bhabha, 300. 7 See Rudolf Bader, “Australian Literature,” Companion to the New Literatures in English, ed. Christa Jansohn (Berlin: Erich Schmidt, 2002): 138. 8 Senja Gunew, “Denaturalizing Cultural Nationalisms: Multicultural Readings of ‘Australia’,” in Bhabha, Nation and Narration, ed. Bhabha, 99–100. 16 ANJA SCHWARZ «•» Interestingly, a large number of both narratives and counter-narratives of the Australian nation show the same preoccupation with the meaning ascribed to (national) space that has proven to be dominant in the country’s recent treatment of refugees.

When in September 2001 the Norwegian freighter Tampa rescued 433 Afghan refugees from their sinking fishing boat, the government used military force to prevent the Tampa from landing on Christmas Island, which at one point was only two kilometres away. Instead, the freighter was forced to take the refugees to the Pacific island of Nauru, where their claims to refugee status would be assessed. ” The intention of this essay is to bring the ‘spatial logic’ exhibited in this recent treatment of refugees by the Australian state into conjunction with the vital role of spatial experiences in Christos Tsiolkas 1995 novel Loaded.

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