Woman, Native, Other: Writing, Postcoloniality and Feminism

Author(s): Trinh T. Minh-ha

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' ...methodologically innovative ...precise and perceptive and conscious ...' - "Text and Performance Quarterly". '"Woman, Native, Other" is located at the juncture of a number of different fields and disciplines, and it genuinely succeeds in pushing the boundaries of these disciplines further. It is one of the very few theoretical attempts to grapple with the writings of women of color' - Chandra Talpade Mohanty. 'The idea of Trinh T. Minh-ha is as powerful as her films ...formidable ...' - "Village Voice". '...its very forms invite the reader to participate in the effort to understand how language structures lived possibilities' - "Artpaper". 'Highly recommended for anyone struggling to understand voices and experiences of those 'we' label 'other" - "Religious Studies Review".

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" ... methodologically innovative ... precise and perceptive and conscious ... " Text and Performance Quarterly "Woman, Native, Other is located at the juncture of a number of different fields and disciplines, and it genuinely succeeds in pushing the boundaries of these disciplines further. It is one of the very few theoretical attempts to grapple with the writings of women of color." Chandra Talpade Mohanty "The idea of Trinh T. Minh-ha is as powerful as her films ... formidable ..." Village Voice " ... its very forms invite the reader to participate in the effort to understand how language structures lived possibilities." Artpaper "Highly recommended for anyone struggling to understand voices and experiences of those 'we' label 'other'." Religious Studies Review

Trinh T. Minh-ha is a writer, filmaker, and composer. Her works include the books: The Digital Film Event (Routledge 2005); Cinema Interval (Routledge 1999); Drawn from African Dwellings (in coll. with Jean-Paul Bourdier, Indiana University Press 1996); Framer Framed (Routledge 1992); When the Moon Waxes Red. Representation, gender and cultural politics (Routledge 1991); Out There: Marginalisation in Contemporary Culture (Co-editor with Cornel West, R. Ferguson & M. Gever. New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art and M.I.T. Press, 1990); En minuscules (book of poems, Edition Le Meridien 1987); African Spaces - Designs for Living in Upper Volta (in coll. with Jean-Paul Bourdier, Holmes & Meier 1985); En art sans oeuvre, International Book Publishers, Inc

The Story Began Long Ago... I. Commitment from the Mirror-Writing Box The triple bind Silence in time Rites of passage The Guilt Freedom and the masses For the people, by the people, and from the people Vertically imposed language: on clarity, craftsmanship, and She who steals language A sketched window on the world The infinite play of empty mirrors Writing woman II. The Language of Nativism: Anthropology as a Scientific Conversation of Man with Man The reign of worn codes The positivist dream: We, the natives; They, the natives A Western Science of man A Myth of mythology What omanO and which omanO? Gossip and science: a conversation on what I love according to truth Nativist interpretation See them as they see each other III. Difference: oA Special Third World Women IssueO The Policy of oseparate developmentO The Sense of specialness The question of roots and authenticity Infinite Layer: I am not i can be you and me The female identity enclosure Third World? oWomanO and the subtle power of linguistic exclusion Subject-in-the-making Ethnicity or womanhood: whose duality? The Gender controversy IV. GrandmaOs Story Truth and fact: story and history Keepers and transmitters Storytelling in the ocivilizedO context A regenerating force At once oblackO and owhiteO magic The woman warrior: she who breaks open the spell A cure and a protection from illness oTell it the way they tell itO oThe story must be told. There must not be any lieO Notes Selected Bibliography Index

General Fields

  • : 9780253205032
  • : Indiana University Press
  • : Indiana University Press
  • : 0.267
  • : June 1989
  • : 234mm X 156mm X 9mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Trinh T. Minh-ha
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 184
  • : 138 b&w photos