From exceptionalism to social ecology in southern Africa: isolation, intimacy and environment in Nadine Gordimer’s Get a life

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Graham, J. 2009. From exceptionalism to social ecology in southern Africa: isolation, intimacy and environment in Nadine Gordimer’s Get a life. in: Wilson, J., Sandru, C. and Lawson West, S. (ed.) Rerouting the postcolonial: new directions for a new millenium London, UK Routledge. pp. 194-205
Chapter titleFrom exceptionalism to social ecology in southern Africa: isolation, intimacy and environment in Nadine Gordimer’s Get a life
AuthorsGraham, J.
Abstract

Rerouting the Postcolonial re-orientates and re-invigorates the field of Postcolonial Studies in line with recent trends in critical theory, reconnecting the ethical and political with the aesthetic aspect of postcolonial culture.
Bringing together a group of leading and emerging intellectuals, this volume charts and challenges the diversity of postcolonial studies, including sections on: new directions and growth areas from performance and autobiography to diaspora and transnationalism; new subject matters such as sexuality and queer theory, ecocriticism and discussions of areas of Europe as postcolonial spaces; and new theoretical directions such as globalization, fundamentalism, terror and theories of ‘affect’.
Each section incorporates a clear, concise introduction, making this volume both an accessible overview of the field whilst also an invigorating collection of scholarship for the new millennium.

Research GroupEnglish Language and Literature
LanguageEnglish
Page range194-205
Book titleRerouting the postcolonial: new directions for a new millenium
EditorsWilson, J., Sandru, C. and Lawson West, S.
PublisherRoutledge
Place of publicationLondon, UK
ISBN
Hardcover9780415543255
Publication dates
Print10 Dec 2009
Publication process dates
Deposited22 Apr 2010
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415543255/
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