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Out There : Marginalization and Contemporary Culture - Russell Ferguson

Out There

Marginalization and Contemporary Culture

By: Russell Ferguson (Editor), Martha Gever (Editor), Trinh T. Minh-Ha (Editor), Cornel West (Editor), Felix Gonzales- Torres (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 2nd April 1992
ISBN: 9780262560641
Number Of Pages: 448
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Images by Felix Gonzales-Torres "Out There "addresses the question of cultural marginalization - the process through which various groups are excluded from access to and participation in the dominant culture. It is a wide-ranging anthology that juxtaposes diverse points of view on issues of gender, race, sexual preference, and class. It takes up the fundamental issues raised when we attempt to define concepts such as "mainstream" and "minority," and it opens up new ways of thinking about culture and representation in our society.

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" Out There collects classic essays - Monique Wittig"s "The Straight Mind," Gayatri Spivak"s "Explanation and Culture: Matginalia" - as well as lesser-known pieces like Richard Rodriguez"s "Complexion," all kicked off by Cornel West"s brilliant polemic "The New Cultural Politics of Difference." This is a magnificent compendium of non-Eurocentric, non-heterosexist writing, a manual for what West calls "intellectual and political freedom-fighters." Village Voice

Part 1 Other questions - critical contexts: the new cultural politics of difference, Cornel West; modernism, postmodernism and the problem of the visual in Afro-American culture, Michele Wallace; the straight mind, Monique Wittig; what is a minor literature?, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari; the other question - difference, discrimination and the discourse of colonialism, Homi K. Bhabha; missionary positions - AIDS, Africa and race, Simon Watney; uneven development - public art in New York city, Rosalyn Deutsche; please wait by the coatroom, John Yau; on collecting art and culture, James Clifford. Part 2 Wild tongues - affirming identities: the names we give ourselves, Martha Gever; how to tame a wild tongue, Gloria Anzaldua; repetition as a figure of black culture, James A. Snead; mourning and militancy, Douglas Crimp; black hair/style politics, Kobena Mercer; complexion, Richard Rodriguez; age, race, class, and sex - women redefining difference, Audre Lorde; coming to terms, Richard Dyer; the site of memory, Toni Morrison. Part 3 Marginalia - displacement and resistance: cotton and iron, Trinh T. Minh-ha; talking back, Bell Hooks; marginality as site of resistance; castration or decapitation?, Helene Cixous; reflections on exile, Edward Said; ons stel nie belang/we are not interested in - speaking apartheid, Linda Peckham; explanation and culture - marginalia, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; thoughts on nomadic aesthetics and black independent cinema - traces of a journey, Teshome H. Gabriel; socioacupuncture - mythic reversals and the striptease in four scenes, Gerald Vizenor.

ISBN: 9780262560641
ISBN-10: 026256064X
Series: Out There
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 2nd April 1992
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.8  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: New edition