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Titre(s) : Imperial debris [Texte imprimé] : on ruins and ruination / edited by Ann Laura Stoler

Publication : Durham ; London : Duke University Press, c2013

Description matérielle : xi, 365 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

Comprend : Introduction. "The rot remains": from ruins to ruination / Ann Laura Stoler ; Part I. Decompositions of matter and mind ; An acoustic register: rape and repetition in Congo / Nancy Hunt ; The coolie: an unfinished epic / E. Valentine Daniel ; Empire's ruins: Detroit to the Amazon / Greg Grandin ; Part II. Living in ruins: degradations and regenerations ; Detritus in Durban: polluted environs and the biopolitics of refusal / Sharad Chari ; Ruins, redemption and Brazil's imperial exception / John Collins ; When a demolished house becomes a public square / Ariella Azoulay ; Part III. Anticipating the imperial future ; The void: invisible ruins on the edges of empire / Gastón Gordillo ; Engineering the future as nuclear ruin / Joseph Masco ; The future in ruins / Vyjayanthi Rao.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-353) and index
"Imperial Debris redirects critical focus from ruins as evidence of the past to "ruination" as the processes through which imperial power occupies the present. Ann Laura Stoler's introduction is a manifesto, a compelling call for postcolonial studies to expand its analytical scope to address the toxic but less perceptible corrosions and violent accruals of colonial aftermaths, as well as their durable traces on the material environment and people's bodies and minds. In their provocative, tightly focused responses to Stoler, the contributors explore subjects as seemingly diverse as villages submerged during the building of a massive dam in southern India, Palestinian children taught to envision and document ancestral homes razed by the Israeli military, and survival on the toxic edges of oil refineries and amid the remains of apartheid in Durban, South Africa. They consider the significance of Cold War imagery of a United States decimated by nuclear blast, perceptions of a swath of Argentina's Gran Chaco as a barbarous void, and the enduring resonance, in contemporary sexual violence, of atrocities in King Leopold's Congo. Reflecting on the physical destruction of Sri Lanka, on Detroit as a colonial metropole in relation to sites of ruination in the Amazon, and on interactions near a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Brazilian state of Bahia, the contributors attend to present-day harms in the occluded, unexpected sites and situations where earlier imperial formations persist." -- Publisher's description

Autre(s) auteur(s) : Stoler, Ann Laura. Éditeur scientifique  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Sujet(s) : Postcolonialisme  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Numéros : ISBN 9780822353485 (cloth) (alk. paper). - ISBN 0822353482 (cloth) (alk. paper). - ISBN 9780822353614 (pbk.) (alk. paper). - ISBN 082235361X (pbk.) (alk. paper)

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