Item description for Disorientation: France, Vietnam, and the Ambivalence of Interculturality by Karl Britto Ashoka & Karl Ashoka Britto...
This book explores literary representations of cultural hybridity spanning nearly half a century, a period marked by major shifts in Franco-Vietnamese relations. How can identity be thought and represented outside of the oppositional categories that divide cultures, histories, languages and races? Can the intercultural subject be understood as more than a site of cultural contestation, as anything other than a confrontation between incompatible binary opposites? This book offers compelling responses to these questions through a series of close readings of francophone novels written by Vietnamese authors during and just after the colonial period. While many contemporary studies of cultural hybridity tend to privilege the postmodern, deconstructive play of postcolonial identities, Disorientation seeks to uncover what is often obscured in such celebratory analyses: the rigid and potentially traumatic conditions under which colonized subjects experienced the tensions and contradictions of intercultural identity.
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Studio: University of Washington Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2004
Publisher University of Washington Press
ISBN 9622096506 ISBN13 9789622096509
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