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Strange Encounters : Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality - Sarah Ahmed

Strange Encounters

Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality

Hardcover Published: 27th July 2000
ISBN: 9780415201841
Number Of Pages: 228

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Examining the relationship between strangers, embodiment and community, Strange Encounters challenges the assumptions that the stranger is simply anybody we do not recognize and instead proposes that he or she is socially constructued as somebody we already know. Using feminist and postcolonial theory this book examines the impact of multiculturalism and globalization on embodiment and community whilst considering the ethical and political implication of its critique for post-colonial feminism.
A diverse range of texts are analyzed which produce the figure of 'the stranger', showing that it has alternatively been expelled as the origin of danger - such as in neighbourhood watch, or celebrated as the origin of difference - as in multiculturalism. The author argues that both of these standpoints are problematic as they involve 'stranger fetishism'; they assume that the stranger 'has a life of its own'.

Introduction: Stranger fetishism and post-coloniality
Recognising Strangers
Knowing Strangers
Embodying Strangers
Home and Away: Narratives of migration and estrangement
Multiculturalism and the Proximity of Strangers
Going Strange, Going Native
Ethical Encounters: The other, others and strangers
Close Encounters: Feminism and in 'the globe'
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ISBN: 9780415201841
ISBN-10: 0415201845
Series: Transformations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 27th July 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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