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Dangerous Liaisons


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Part I Contesting nations zionism from the standpoint of its victims, Edward W. Said; Sephardim in Israel: Zionism from the standpoint of its Jewish victims, Ella Shohat; Of Balkans and Bantustans - ethnic cleansing and the crisis in national legitimation, Rob Nixon; "No longer in a future heaven" - Gender, race and nationalism, Anne McClintock; Currying favour - The politics of British educational and cultural policy in India, 1813-1954, Gauri Viswanathan; The nation as imagined community, Jean Franco. Part II Multiculturalism and diasporic identities; on the question of a theory of (Third) World literature, Madhava Prasad; Caliban speaks 500 years later, Roberto Fernandez Retamar; The local and the global: Globalization and ethnicity, Stuart Hall ; Multiculturalism and the neo-conservatives, Robert Stam ; Shuckin' off the African American native other: What's "Po-Mo" got to do with it?, Wahneema Lubiano; Identity, meaning and the African-American, Michael Hanchard; Just looking for trouble - Robert Maplethorpe and fantasies of race, Kobena Mercer. Part III Gender and the politics of race Under Western eyes - Feminist scholarship and colonial Chandra Talpade Mohanty; Traddutora, Traditora - A paradigmatic figure of Chicana feminism, Norma Alarcon ; American Indian women- At the centre of indigenous resistance in contemporary North America, M. Annette Jaimes with Theresa Halsey; "On the threshold of woman's era" - Lynching, empire, and sexuality in Black feminist theory, Hazel V. Carby; Making empire respectable - The politics of race and sexual morality in 20th-century colonial cultures, Ann L. Stoler; Age, race, class, and sex - Women redefining difference, Audre Lorde; Gender is burning - Questions of appropriation and subversion, Judith Butler; Sisterhood - Political solidarity between women bell hooks. Part IV Postcolonial theory Not you/like you - Post-colonial women and the interlocking questions of identity and difference, Trinh T. Minh-ha; Is the "post" in "post-colonial" the "post" in "post-modern"?, Kwame Anthony Appiah; The world and the home, Homi K. Bhabha; Reading Africa through Foucault - V.Y. Mudimbe's reaffirmation of the subject, Manthia Diawana; Teaching for the times Gayatri Spivak; Postcolonial criticism and Indian historiography Gyan Prakash; The postcolonial aura - Third World criticism in the age of global capitalism, Arif Dirlik.

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Ella Shohat, an Arab-Jew of a Baghdadi family now living in New York, is professor of cultural studies at New York University and the author of Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation and Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices, amongst many other works.

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