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Mongrel nation : diasporic culture and the making of postcolonial Britain

Title
Mongrel nation : diasporic culture and the making of postcolonial Britain / Ashley Dawson.
ISBN
9780472025053
0472025058
1282591479
9781282591479
9786612591471
6612591471
9780472900978
0472900978
0472069918
0472099914
9780472069910
9780472099917
Publication
Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, [2007]
Physical Description
1 online resource
Local Notes
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Notes
Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
English.
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Summary
Mongrel Nation surveys the history of the United Kingdom's African, Asian, and Caribbean populations from 1948 to the present, working at the juncture of cultural studies, literary criticism, and postcolonial theory. Ashley Dawson argues that during the past fifty years Asian and black intellectuals from Sam Selvon to Zadie Smith have continually challenged the United Kingdom's exclusionary definitions of citizenship, using innovative forms of cultural expression to reconfigure definitions of belonging in the postcolonial age. By examining popular culture and exploring topics such as the nexus of race and gender, the growth of transnational politics, and the clash between first- and second-generation immigrants, Dawson broadens and enlivens the field of postcolonial studies.
Variant and related titles
KU Select 2017 Backlist Collection. OCLC KB.
Other formats
Print version: Mongrel nation. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2007
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 05, 2024
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Colonization in reverse : an introduction
"In the big city the sex life gone wild" : migration, gender, and identity in Sam Selvon's The lonely Londoners
Black power in a transnational frame : radical populism and the Caribbean Artists Movement
Behind the mask : carnival politics and British identity in Linton Kwesi Johnson's dub poetry
Beyond imperial feminism : Buchi Emecheta's London novels and Black British women's emancipation
Heritage politics of the soul : immigration and identity in Salman Rushdie's The satanic verses
Genetics, biotechnology, and the future of "race" in Zadie Smith's White teeth
Conclusion : "Step back from the blow back" : Asian hip-hop and post-9/11 Britain.
Genre/Form
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
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