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The New Asian City - Three-Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form (Paperback, New): Jini Kim Watson The New Asian City - Three-Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form (Paperback, New)
Jini Kim Watson
R571 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R80 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Under Jini Kim Watson's scrutiny, the Asian Tiger metropolises of Seoul, Taipei, and Singapore reveal a surprising residue of the colonial environment. Drawing on a wide array of literary, filmic, and political works, and juxtaposing close readings of the built environment, Watson demonstrates how processes of migration and construction in the hypergrowth urbanscapes of the Pacific Rim crystallize the psychic and political dramas of their colonized past and globalized present.

Examining how newly constructed spaces--including expressways, high-rises, factory zones, department stores, and government buildings--become figured within fictional and political texts uncovers how massive transformations of citizenries and cities were rationalized, perceived, and fictionalized. Watson shows how literature, film, and poetry have described and challenged contemporary Asian metropolises, especially around the formation of gendered and laboring subjects in these new spaces. She suggests that by embracing the postwar growth-at-any-cost imperative, they have buttressed the nationalist enterprise along neocolonial lines.
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The New Asian City" provides an innovative approach to how we might better understand the gleaming metropolises of the Pacific Rim. In doing so, it demonstrates how reading cultural production in conjunction with built environments can enrich our knowledge of the lived consequences of rapid economic and urban development.

The Postcolonial Contemporary - Political Imaginaries for the Global Present (Paperback): Jini Kim Watson, Gary Wilder The Postcolonial Contemporary - Political Imaginaries for the Global Present (Paperback)
Jini Kim Watson, Gary Wilder; Contributions by Sadia Abbas, Anthony C. Alessandrini, Sharad Chari, …
R653 R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Save R49 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume invokes the "postcolonial contemporary" in order to recognize and reflect upon the postcolonial character of the contemporary conjuncture, as well as to inquire into whether postcolonial criticism can adequately grasp it. Neither simply for nor against postcolonialism, the book seeks to cut across this false alternative and to think with postcolonial theory about political contemporaneity. Many of the most influential frameworks of postcolonial theory were developed from the 1970s to 1990s, during what we may now recognize as the twilight of the postwar period. If forms of capitalist imperialism are entering into new configurations of neoliberal privatization, wars-without-end, xenophobic nationalism, and unsustainable extraction, what aspects of postcolonial inquiry must be reworked or revised in order to grasp our political present? In twelve essays that draw from a number of disciplines-history, anthropology, literature, geography, indigenous studies- and regional locations (the Black Atlantic, South Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Australia, Argentina) The Postcolonial Contemporary seeks to move beyond the habitual oppositions that have often characterized the field: universal vs. particular; Marxism vs. postcolonialism; politics vs. culture. The essays reckon with new and persisting postcolonial predicaments, doing so under four interrelated analytics: postcolonial temporality; deprovincializing the global south; beyond Marxism versus postcolonial studies; and postcolonial spatiality and new political imaginaries. From the book's powerful and substantial Introduction through its dozen compelling chapters, The Postcolonial Contemporary will be a landmark volume for reassessing a crucial critical framework for today's world. Contributors: Sadia Abbas, Anthony C. Alessandrini, Sharad Chari, Carlos A. Forment, Vinay Gidwani, Peter Hitchcock, Laurie Lambert, Stephen Muecke, Anupama Rao, Adam Spanos, Jini Kim Watson, Gary Wilder

The Modern Day Woman (Paperback): Cris Avery The Modern Day Woman (Paperback)
Cris Avery; Kim Watson
R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Postcolonial Contemporary - Political Imaginaries for the Global Present (Hardcover): Jini Kim Watson, Gary Wilder The Postcolonial Contemporary - Political Imaginaries for the Global Present (Hardcover)
Jini Kim Watson, Gary Wilder; Contributions by Sadia Abbas, Anthony C. Alessandrini, Sharad Chari, …
R2,395 R2,011 Discovery Miles 20 110 Save R384 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume invokes the "postcolonial contemporary" in order to recognize and reflect upon the postcolonial character of the contemporary conjuncture, as well as to inquire into whether postcolonial criticism can adequately grasp it. Neither simply for nor against postcolonialism, the book seeks to cut across this false alternative and to think with postcolonial theory about political contemporaneity. Many of the most influential frameworks of postcolonial theory were developed from the 1970s to 1990s, during what we may now recognize as the twilight of the postwar period. If forms of capitalist imperialism are entering into new configurations of neoliberal privatization, wars-without-end, xenophobic nationalism, and unsustainable extraction, what aspects of postcolonial inquiry must be reworked or revised in order to grasp our political present? In twelve essays that draw from a number of disciplines-history, anthropology, literature, geography, indigenous studies- and regional locations (the Black Atlantic, South Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Australia, Argentina) The Postcolonial Contemporary seeks to move beyond the habitual oppositions that have often characterized the field: universal vs. particular; Marxism vs. postcolonialism; politics vs. culture. The essays reckon with new and persisting postcolonial predicaments, doing so under four interrelated analytics: postcolonial temporality; deprovincializing the global south; beyond Marxism versus postcolonial studies; and postcolonial spatiality and new political imaginaries. From the book's powerful and substantial Introduction through its dozen compelling chapters, The Postcolonial Contemporary will be a landmark volume for reassessing a crucial critical framework for today's world. Contributors: Sadia Abbas, Anthony C. Alessandrini, Sharad Chari, Carlos A. Forment, Vinay Gidwani, Peter Hitchcock, Laurie Lambert, Stephen Muecke, Anupama Rao, Adam Spanos, Jini Kim Watson, Gary Wilder

Daughter Of The King - "And He Called Me Daughter" (Hardcover): Kim Watson Daughter Of The King - "And He Called Me Daughter" (Hardcover)
Kim Watson
R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Daughter of the King, was written to encourage and inspire women and even teens that have found themselves in a "hopeless" situation. Daughter of the King will open your mind, your eyes and your heart to Jesus. After reading this book you will find yourself grabbing hold of "Faith" as never before, saying.... God I Trust You

Daughter Of The King - "And He Called Me Daughter" (Paperback): Kim Watson Daughter Of The King - "And He Called Me Daughter" (Paperback)
Kim Watson
R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Daughter of the King, was written to encourage and inspire women and even teens that have found themselves in a "hopeless" situation. Daughter of the King will open your mind, your eyes and your heart to Jesus. After reading this book you will find yourself grabbing hold of "Faith" as never before, saying.... God I Trust You

Just Like Dad (Paperback): Kim Watson Just Like Dad (Paperback)
Kim Watson; Directed by Daniel M. Kanemoto; Illustrated by Daniel M. Kanemoto
R85 R68 Discovery Miles 680 Save R17 (20%) Out of stock

"Hello, friend."

Children love to learn and are always figuring things out about themselves and the world around them. And the more they know, the better equipped they are to handle the challenges of growing up.

Little Bill encourages children to value their family and friends, to feel good about themselves, and to learn to solve problems creatively.

I hope young readers will see Little Bill as their friend and enjoy his real-life adventures.

Happy reading!

A Trip to the Hospital (Paperback): Kim Watson A Trip to the Hospital (Paperback)
Kim Watson; Directed by Mark Salisbury; Illustrated by Mark Salisbury
R50 R40 Discovery Miles 400 Save R10 (20%) Out of stock

"Hello, friend."

Children love to learn and are always figuring things out about themselves and the world around them. And the more they know, the better equipped they are to handle the challenges of growing up.

Little Bill encourages children to value their family and friends, to feel good about themselves, and to learn to solve problems creatively.

I hope young readers will see Little Bill as their friend and enjoy his real-life adventures.

Happy reading!

Elephant on the Loose (Paperback): Kim Watson Elephant on the Loose (Paperback)
Kim Watson; Directed by Sheree Boyd; Illustrated by Sheree Boyd
R50 R40 Discovery Miles 400 Save R10 (20%) Out of stock

"Hello, friend."

Children love to learn and are always figuring things out about themselves and the world around them. And the more they know, the better equipped they are to handle the challenges of growing up.

Little Bill encourages children to value their family and friends, to feel good about themselves, and to learn to solve problems creatively.

I hope young readers will see Little Bill as their friend and enjoy his real-life adventures.

Happy reading!

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