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Colonialism advanced its project of territorial expansion by changing the very meaning of borders and space. The colonial project scripted a unipolar spatial discourse that saw the colonies as an extension of European borders. In his monograph, Mohit Chandna engages with narrations of spatial conflicts in French and Francophone literature and film from the nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. In literary works by Jules Verne, Ananda Devi, and Patrick Chamoiseau, and film by Michael Haneke, Chandna analyzes the depiction of ever-changing borders and spatial grammar within the colonial project. In so doing, he also examines the ongoing resistance to the spatial legacies of colonial practices that act as omnipresent enforcers of colonial borders. Literature and film become sites that register colonial spatial paradigms and advance competing narratives that fracture the dominance of these borders. Through its analyses Spatial Boundaries, Abounding Spaces shows that colonialism is not a finished project relegated to our past. Colonialism is present in the here and now, and exercises its power through the borders that define us.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 7-9
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  1. Note on Translations
  2. p. 11
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. 15-18
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  1. Chapter 1. Introduction: Charting Course
  2. pp. 19-44
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  1. Chapter 2. Around the World in Eighty (One) Days
  2. pp. 45-106
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  1. Chapter 3. Dislocating the Indian Nation: Ananda Devi’s Homelands
  2. pp. 107-154
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  1. Chapter 4. Martinique: Space, Language, Gender
  2. pp. 155-204
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  1. Chapter 5. Out of Place: French Family at (Algerian) War
  2. pp. 205-238
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  1. Epilogue: Interjecting Passages
  2. pp. 239-252
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 253-286
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 287-301
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461663832
Related ISBN(s)
9789462702738
MARC Record
OCLC
1259363629
Launched on MUSE
2021-08-13
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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