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Post Colonial Distances

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Author: Denis Crowdy
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527561275
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 225
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This anthology emanated from a conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, that brought together popular music scholars, folklorists and ethnomusicologists from Canada and Australia. Implicit in that conference and in this anthology is the comparability of the two countries. Their ‘post-colonial’ status (if that is indeed an appropriate modifier in either case) has some points of similarity. On the other hand, their ‘distance’ – from hegemonic centres, from colonial histories – is arguably more a matter of contrast than similarity. Canada and Australia are similar in various regards. Post-colonial in the sense that they are both former British colonies, they now each have more than a century of stature as nation states. By the beginning of the 21st century, they are each modest in size but rich in ethnocultural diversity. Nonetheless, each country has some skeletons in the closet where openness to difference, to indigenous and new immigrant groups are concerned. Both countries are similarly both experiencing rapid shifts in cultural makeup with the biggest population increases in Australia coming from China, India, and South Africa, and the biggest in Canada from Afro-Caribbean, South Asian countries, and China. The chapters in this anthology constitute an important comparative initiative. Perhaps the most obvious point of comparison is that both countries create commercial music in the shadow of the hegemonic US and British industries. As the authors demonstrate, both proximity (specifically Canada’s nearness to the US) and distance have advantages and disadvantages. As the third and fourth largest Anglophone music markets for popular music, they face similar issues relating to music management, performance markets, and production. A second relationship, as chapters in this anthology attest, is the significant movement between the two countries in a matrix of exchange and influence among musicians that has rarely been studied hitherto. Third, both countries invite comparison with regard to the popular music production of diverse social groups within their national populations. In particular, the tremendous growth of indigenous popular music has resulted in opportunities as well as challenges. Additionally, however, the strategies that different waves of immigrants have adopted to devise or localize popular music that was both competitive and meaningful to their own people as well as to a larger demographic bear comparison. The historical similarities and differences as well as the global positionality of each country in the early 21st century, then, invites comparison relating to musical practices, social organization, lyrics as they articulate social issues, career strategies, industry structures and listeners.

Louder And Faster

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Author: Deborah Wong
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520304527
Size: 68.76 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 266
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A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Louder and Faster is a cultural study of the phenomenon of Asian American taiko, the thundering, athletic drumming tradition that originated in Japan. Immersed in the taiko scene for twenty years, Deborah Wong has witnessed cultural and demographic changes and the exponential growth and expansion of taiko particularly in Southern California. Through her participatory ethnographic work, she reveals a complicated story embedded in memories of Japanese American internment and legacies of imperialism, Asian American identity and politics, a desire to be seen and heard, and the intersection of culture and global capitalism. Exploring the materialities of the drums, costumes, and bodies that make sound, analyzing the relationship of these to capitalist multiculturalism, and investigating the gender politics of taiko, Louder and Faster considers both the promises and pitfalls of music and performance as an antiracist practice. The result is a vivid glimpse of an Asian American presence that is both loud and fragile.

Globalization

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Author: Shereen T. Ismael
Publisher: Calgary : Detselig Enterprises
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 286
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This book comprises a selection of papers from the proceedings of an International conference held under the auspices of the International Center for Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies at the Eastern Mediterranean University in 1998.

Postcolonial Dislocations

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Author: Charles I. Armstrong
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Category : Commonwealth literature (English)
Languages : en
Pages : 246
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Critics And Writers Speak

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Author: Igor Maver
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ISBN: 9780739114049
Size: 29.56 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 186
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This book of new critical essays and interviews with writers interrogates the current usage of the term and the category of the post-colonial as a theoretical concept, discourse and state of mind. By looking at contemporary writing in English throughout the world, it critically revisions the current practice of post-colonial studies and calls attention to its significant weaknesses.

Education Equity And Transformation In A Post Colonial World

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Author: Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society. Conference
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Category : Comparative education
Languages : en
Pages : 273
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Post Colonial World

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Publisher: New Age International Limited Publishers
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Category : International cooperation
Languages : en
Pages : 533
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Part - I * Inauguration: Scope Of The Conference Opening Statement * Inaugural Address * Address Of WelcomePart - Ii * Theme Papers: Africa And Asia In The Post-Colonial Experience: Political Allies Or Economic Rivals? * Africa On The Verge Of The Twenty-First Century: Quo Vadis, Africa? Marginalisation Versus Renaissance * No Liberty Without Responsibility: Towards An Universal Ethic * Profile Of Liberty: Social And Cultural Aspects * Equity In A Global Society O Moving Towards People Centred Economy * Global Environment Pollution * Environment Technology And Lifestyles * The Expanding Role Of International Nongovernmental Organisations In Conflict Resolution * Interdependence And Identities: Shaping The ''One World Dream'' * Post-Colonial World: The Role Of Russia * Towards Transversal Moral Values: Interdependence And Identities * Post-Colonial World: Interdependence And IdentitiesPart Iii * Presentations And Proceedings * The Afro Asian Experience - Problems Of Nation Building * Profile Of Liberty - Social And Cultural Aspects * Quest For Prosperity - Development With Equity * Economic Growth And Equity In An Interdependent World * The Environment Challenge: Technological * Interventions And Styles Of Development * The Environmental Challenge: Technological * Interventions And Styles Of Development * International Relations: Security, Cooperation And Conflict Resolution * Interdependence And Identities: Shaping The One 'World Dream'

Understanding The Post Colonial World

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Author: Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
Publisher: Sterling Pub Private Limited
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Post Colonial Literatures In English

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Author: Alan Larson
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
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Size: 35.12 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 361
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The first volume in an annotated bibliography series exploring scholarship on new post-colonial English-language literature, dealing with academic criticism of Australian literature. Lists reference aids, surveys and overviews, and writings on drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, with a substantial section on individual authors and their works, plus a survey of the literature. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Teaching Post Colonialism And Post Colonial Literatures

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Author: Anne Collett
Publisher: Aarhus, Denmark : Aarhus University Press
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Size: 62.90 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 207
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In this volume, an international group of scholars address the multiplicity of issues concerning the presentations to students of post-colonial literature. This collection focuses upon specific strategies for teaching post-colonial literature within particular political environments. The contributors offer specific course outlines covering the literature of a number of post-colonial regions, as well as articles on teaching post-colonialism. The individual chapters survey the changes and ideas in the discourse of "Commonwealth literature" since the emergence of this particular field. The essays are historical, formulating a cohesive sense of past and present.

Post Colonial Theory And English Literature

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Author: Peter Childs
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Size: 54.95 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 445
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Includes critical essays on William Shakespeare's The Tempest; Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe; Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre; Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness; Rudyard Kipling's Kim; James Joyce's Ulysses; E.M. Forster's A passage to India; and, Salman Rushdie's The satanic verses.

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