Winner of the 2012 Critics Choice Book Award of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA)
World-renowned filmmaker and feminist, postcolonial thinker Trinh T. Minh-ha is one of the most powerful and articulate voices in both independent filmmaking and cultural politics.
Elsewhere, Within Here is an engaging look at travel across national borders--as a foreigner, a tourist, an immigrant, a refugee-in a pre- and post-9/11 world. Who is welcome where? What does it mean to feel out of place in the country you call home? When does the stranger appear in these times of dark metamorphoses? These are some of the issues addressed by the author as she examines the cultural meaning and complexities of travel, immigration, home and exile. The boundary, seen both as a material and immaterial event, is where endings pass into beginnings. Building upon themes present in her earlier work on hybridity and displacement in the median passage, and illuminating the ways in which "every voyage can be said to involve a re-siting of boundaries," Trinh T. Minh-ha leads her readers through an investigation of what it means to be an insider and an outsider in this "epoch of global fear."
Elsewhere, Within Here is essential reading for those interested in contemporary feminist thought and postcolonial studies.
Foreignness and The New Color of Fear Story of the Wall The Wall Event The Call of The Tricolor Flag I. Home: The Traveling Source 1. Far Away, From Home: The Comma Between Sleepless Silence The Tea and The Tear The Debt of Love Man of Tea Children of Dragons and Immortals The Century of Forgiveness? 2. Other Than Myself, My Other Self Traveling Tales A Stranger in a Strange Country Wanderers Across Language Their Country Is My Country The Blue Frog I, The Mis-seer II. Boundary Event: Between Refuse and Refuge 3. An Acoustic Journey Midway to Nowhere "You Are The Battleground" A Matter of Tuning 4. Nature's r: A Musical Swoon Looking Back to The City of The Future Boundary Event Nature's Becoming Twilight Gray, Middle Gray The Faded Charm of The Wolf 5. Voice Over I Air (Your Tongue) Earth (Your Lips) Water (Your Saliva) Light (The Way You Move) 6. The Paint of Music. A Performance Across Cultures Essence -- Performance A Musical Accuracy A Moment In and Out of Time An Artless Balance Making Music with Painting III. No End in Sight 7. Mother's Talk Stupidity and Memory Wisdom and Memory Wisdom's Gender Talk, More (Than) Talk Tale Telling and The Texture of Memory 8. White Spring The Page Screen Red and Black: Voices of The Rain Speaking Blind Through Camera Window Death's Voyeur: The All-in-One Diseuse 9. Detroit: Incarcerated and Disappeared in The Land of The Free