Postcolonial Lack

Author: Gautam Basu Thakur
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438477716
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Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference. Postcolonial Lack reconvenes dialogue between Lacanian psychoanalysis and postcolonial theory in order to expand the range of cultural analyses of the former and make the latter theoretically relevant to the demands of contemporary narratives of othering, exclusion, and cultural appropriation. Seeking to resolve the mutual suspicion between the disciplines, Gautam Basu Thakur draws out the connections existing between Lacan’s teachings on subjectivity and otherness and writings of postcolonial and decolonial theorists such as Gayatri Spivak, Frantz Fanon, and Homi Bhabha. By developing new readings of the marginalized other as radical impasse and pushing the envelope on neoliberal identity politics, the book moves postcolonial studies away from the perennial topic of identity and difference and into examining the form and function of the other as excess—surplus and/or lack—in colonial and postcolonial literature, film, and social discourse. Looking at writings by Mahasweta Devi, Amitav Ghosh, Leila Aboulela, Narayan Gangopadhyay, Katherine Boo, and films by Gillo Pontecorvo , Clint Eastwood, Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), and Tony Gatlif, Basu Thakur highlights a new set of ethical and political considerations emerging as a direct result of this shift and stakes a fundamental rethinking of postcoloniality through what he calls the “politics of ontological discordance.” Gautam Basu Thakur is Associate Professor of English at Boise State University. He is the author of Postcolonial Theory and Avatar and coeditor (with Jonathan Michael Dickstein) of Lacan and the Nonhuman.
Postcolonial Lack
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: Gautam Basu Thakur
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-16 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference. Postcolonial Lack reconvenes dialogue between Lacanian psychoanalysis and postcolonial theory in order to expand the range of cultural analyses of the former and make the latter theoretically relevant to the demands of
Postcolonial Lack
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: Gautam Basu Thakur
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference.
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Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Efraim Sicher, Linda Weinhouse
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Language: en
Pages: 84
Authors: Stacey Kimberly Balkan
Categories: Postcolonialism in literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 454
Authors: Tomiko Yoda, Harry Harootunian
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-09-13 - Publisher: Duke University Press

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