Postcolonial purgatory: the space of migrancy in Dirty Pretty Things

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Graham, J. 2011. Postcolonial purgatory: the space of migrancy in Dirty Pretty Things. in: Teverson, A. and Upstone, S. (ed.) Postcolonial spaces: the politics of place in contemporary culture Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 112-128
Chapter titlePostcolonial purgatory: the space of migrancy in Dirty Pretty Things
AuthorsGraham, J.
Abstract

[Summary of the book containing this chapter:] Postcolonial Spaces is the first collection of interdisciplinary essays to focus on the crucial role of space in the study of the politics of contemporary postcolonial experience. It brings together influential scholars from the fields of media, film, literature, and geography, embodying the centrality of interdisciplinary thinking to recent postcolonial scholarship. The book includes essays from a wide range of geographies, encompassing Europe, South America, South Asian, Australasia, and the Caribbean. As well as a comprehensive introduction, essays engage with a broad spectrum of postcolonial spatialities, including: Caryl Phillips's Northern landscapes; the role of clothing in Islam and the fiction of Monica Ali; the domestic spaces of South Asian women writers; Peter Carey's representation of territory; South Asian children's literature; map-making in Equador, Michel Foucault's territorial thinking; Jamaica Kincaid's use of the garden-space; migrant spaces in Stephen Frears's Dirty Pretty Things; Bombay in contemporary Indian film; and the spatial politics of theory in the western academy. Featuring a Foreword from Edward Soja, the volume offers a wealth of material for postcolonial students and scholars

Research GroupEnglish Language and Literature
Page range112-128
Book titlePostcolonial spaces: the politics of place in contemporary culture
EditorsTeverson, A. and Upstone, S.
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN
Hardcover9780230252257
Publication dates
Print03 Oct 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited22 Apr 2010
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=409846
LanguageEnglish
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