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Irish fiction and autobiography since 1990
Liam Harte

mind and my body has always remained and is insurmountable.42 Both The Village of Longing and The Bend for Home are suffused by a muted revisionism which is partly to do with telling stories in ways that disrupt the normative relationship between self, community and nation.43 They also testify to the difficulties that attend the post-colonial subject’s claim to autobiographical agency, as shown by the narrators’ repeated acts of decentring and recentring the self. As such, these works properly belong to the performative mode of autobiography in which ‘the self is a

in Irish literature since 1990
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Contextualising colonial and post-colonial nursing
Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins

further, delving into the immediate post-colonial phases, again bringing race, cultural differences and gender back into the discussion. These chapters also introduce pioneering methodologies relatively new to the study of nursing history, including quantitative analysis of collective biographies. Colonialism applied to nursing’s history In Medicine and Colonial Identity, Mary Sutphen and Bridie Andrews described the challenge of trying to understand and study colonialism because the ‘crass lumping of colonial subjects by an imperial power and the local subjectivity of

in Colonial caring
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Laura Chrisman

Kelley points out: neither Africa nor Pan-Africanism are necessarily the source of black transnational political identities; sometimes they live through or are integrally tied to other kinds of international movements – Socialism, Communism, Feminism, Surrealism … Communist and socialist movements … have long been harbingers of black internationalism that explicitly reaches out to all oppressed colonial subjects as well as to white workers.28 Peniel Joseph underscores this when he argues for the centrality of Cuba to black American political cultures.29 He further

in Postcolonial contraventions
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John Marriott

, may be classed among the most innocent, and most industrious, of worldly inhabitants!!! 56 The reference here to a harsher discourse on colonial subjects is significant, for by the turn of the century it was apparent that missionaries, particularly evangelicals, were beginning to intervene in the production of knowledge about India. Over

in The other empire
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Speaking of Ireland
Colin Graham

’s countenance, noble, emaciated, the nostrils quivering. (Bataille on Michelet, quoted in Barthes 1987 [1954]: 221) The role of the intellectual voice in the construction of radical identities has been central to the post-colonial critique of Ireland.2 Memmi’s amusedly affectionate dismissal of ‘venerable scholars’ sleepwalking their way through a history that is constantly passing them by is an appealing way to circumvent the interminable question ‘Can the subaltern speak?’, which shadows, in potentia, all pronouncements on the post-colonial subject and, by analogy, all

in Across the margins
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Janelle Joseph

, nuclear family and education. Within the latter, school cricket also played no small role in teaching young black boys how to be “civilised,” in education institutions across the Caribbean (Sandiford, 1998 ). It was not only the sport itself, but the style of play that conferred a respectable habitus. However, as is the wont of (post)colonial subjects, a simultaneous

in Sport in the Black Atlantic
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Catherine Hall

. 27 and 45. 3 See Simon Gikandi, ‘The embarrassment of Victorianism: colonial subjects and the lure of Englishness’, in John Kucich and Diane Sardoff (eds), The Post-Victorian Frame of Mind (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999). 4

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
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One or two ‘honorable cannibals’ in the House?
Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips and Shurlee Swain

alienated to the Crown and then purchased back. An opinion was sought from the Crown law officers in London, who ruled that a Crown grant was indeed essential. 45 Maori, sympathetic observers noted, appreciated that theirs was a false position, ‘neither retaining the efficiency of their native laws, nor participating in the benefits enjoyed by the settlers as British Colonial subjects’. Through the 1850s

in Equal subjects, unequal rights
Colonialism and Native Health nursing in New Zealand, 1900–40
Linda Bryder

in impoverished communities, which accentuated the health problems they had to deal with. Despite the best efforts of those who initiated the Native Nursing scheme and the nurses who serviced it, the roots of Māori ill health lay in structural economic circumstances, including poor housing. Nevertheless, this does not diminish the endeavours of the nurses themselves, and nor should they be seen 98 Native Health nursing in New Zealand as simply agents of the State imposing Western values on colonial subjects. These nurses soon learned that healthcare was not a

in Colonial caring
Sol Plaatje and W.E.B.Du Bois
Laura Chrisman

York: New York University Press, 2000); J. Lorand Matory, ‘Surpassing “Survival”: On the Urbanity of “Traditional Religion” in the Afro-Atlantic World’, The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research, 30, 3–4 (2000), pp. 36–43; Philip Zachernuk, Colonial Subjects: An African Intelligentsia and Atlantic Ideas (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2000).

in Postcolonial contraventions