Going Global: The Transnational Reception of Third World Women Writers, by Amireh,Amal
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- ISBN: 9780815336068 | 0815336063
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- Copyright: 7/27/2000
This book explores the problematic of reading and writing about third world women and their texts in an increasingly global context of production and reception. The ten essays contained in this volume examine the reception, both academic and popular, of women writers from India, Bangladesh, Palestine, Egypt, Algeria, Ghana, Brazil, Bolivia, Guatemala, Iraq/Israel and Australia. The essays focus on what happens to these writers' poetry, fiction, biography, autobiography, and even to the authors themselves, as they move between the third and first worlds. The essays raise general questions about the politics of reception and about the transnational character of cultural production and consumption. This edition also provides analyses of the reception of specific texts - and of their authors - in their context of origin as well as the diverse locations in which they are read. The essay participate in on-going discussions about the politics of location, about postcolonialism and its discontents, and about theprojects of feminism and multiculturalism in a global age.