The postcolonial Low Countries : literature, colonialism, and multiculturalism /

The Postcolonial Low Countries is the first book to bring together critical and comparative approaches to the emergent field of neerlandophone postcolonial studies. Each one of the contributions puts under pressure the definitive concepts of postcolonial studies in its more conventional anglophone o...

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Other Authors: Boehmer, Elleke, 1961-
Mul, Sarah de.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: Postcolonialism and the Low Countries / Elleke Boehmer and Sarah De Mul
  • Section I. Towards a Neerlandophone Postcolonial Studies
  • 2. Postcolonial Studies in the Context of the "Diasporic" Netherlands / Elleke Boehmer and Frances Gouda
  • 3. Polderpoko: Why It Cannot Exist / Isabel Hoving
  • 4. The "Ends" of Postcolonialism / Theo D'haen
  • 5. "Is the Headscarf Oppressive or Emancipatory?" Field Notes on the Gendrification of the "Multicultural Debate" / Sarah Bracke and Nadia Fadil
  • Section II. Postcolonial Memory
  • 6. (Un)happy Endings: Nostalgia in Postimperial and Postmemory Dutch Films / Pamela Pattynama
  • 7. Transnational Contact-Narratives: Dutch Postcoloniality from a Turkish-German Viewpoint / Liesbeth Minnaard
  • 8. Representing Post-Apartheid South Africa: Mothers, Motherlands and Mother Tongues in the Work of Selected Afrikaans Women Writers / Louise Viljoen
  • 9. The Holocaust as a Paradigm for the Congo Atrocities: Adam Hochschild's King Leopold's Ghost / Sarah De Mid
  • Section III. Literature and Multiculturalism
  • 10. Dutch Homonationalism and Intersectionality / Murat Aydemir
  • 11. Becoming UnDutch: "Wil je dat? Kun je dat?" / Mireille Rosello
  • 12. Unlike(ly) Home(s): "Self-orientalisation" and Irony in Moroccan Diasporic Literature / Ieme van der Poel
  • 13. "Games of Deception" in Hafid Bouazza's Literary No Man's Land / Henriette Louwerse
  • Index
  • About the Contributors

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