1887

oa Alternation - An Act of Bridging?

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757

 

Abstract

In Rob Nixon's contribution to the edited collection, Text, Theory, Space: Land, Literature and History in South Africa and Australia, the writer Bessie Head is descriptionbed as having been engaged in an 'iconoclastic act of geographical and historical bridging' (p. 252). In thinking about the collection as a whole, I have found this a fruitful phrase. Can the publication of Text, Theory, Space itself be said to constitute such an act? Is post-colonial studies itself not perhaps an 'iconoclastic act of geographical and historical bridging'? And if it is, what is the new position of the older disciplines that are gestured at in the phrase-that is, geography and history? Does post-colonial studies represent a meltdown of disciplinary boundaries, or is it more akin to a conversation between disciplines? How are these issues played out in the pages of the volume under review?

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/alt/4/2/AJA10231757_51
1997-01-01
2019-08-25

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error