Displacements: Cultural Identities in Question

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Angelika Bammer
Indiana University Press, 1994 M12 22 - 286 pages

Cultural displacement -- physical dislocation from one's native culture or the colonizing imposition of a foreign culture -- is one of the most formative experiences of our century. These essays examine the impact of this experience on contemporary notions of cultural identity from the perspectives of anthropology, history, philosophy, literature, and psychology.

 

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Contents

The Cultural Politics of Indian Reburial
3
Language and Citizenship
25
The Imam and the Indian
47
On Language Memoir
59
Pictures of a Displaced Girlhood
71
A Place in the World
110
Where Have All the Natives Gone?
125
Memories of Empire
156
The White South African Expatriate
172
Where Are the Jews in Western Discourse?
182
A Mischling Attempts to Fight for His Rights
205
FrontlinesBorderposts
269
Aller a la ligne
273
Index
279
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