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15 Postcolonial Cit ies, Postcolonial Crit iques ANTHONY D. KING The chapter discusses recent postcolonial writing on cities outside and inside Europe, both in relation to revisionary interpretations of “the colonial city” and on the concept (and reality) of the contemporary postcolonial city itself.1 Introduct ion The organizers of the conference on which this collection is based acknowl- edged two basic postcolonial premises. They refer to “the powerful geogra- phies of colonization” linking the development of urban centers in the West with

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Postcolonial Studies Karen Struve 1. THEORIEGESCHICHTE UND -KONZEP TIONEN DER POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES Nähert man sich dem Begriff des Postkolonialen, so mag sich spontan eine Frage aufdrängen, die auch Stuart Hall Mitte der 1990er Jahre umtrieb: »Wann war der Postkolonialismus?«1 Mag im Titel zunächst nur eine zeitliche Dimension anklin- gen, so impliziert diese Frage grundlegende Debatten innerhalb der Postcolonial Studies, etwa um deren theoretische Zugänge, Untersuchungsgegenstände und historische Ausrichtung, um die Terminologie und die politischen

Postcolonial Piracy LARS ECKSTEIN 1. WHAT IS POSTCOLONIAL PIRACY? Media piracy is a contested term in the academic as much as the public debate. It is used by the corporate industries as a synonym for the theft of protected media content with disastrous economic consequences. It is celebrated by technophile elites as an expression of freedom that ensures creativity as much as free market competition. Marxist critics and activists promote piracy as a subversive practice that undermines the capitalist world system and its structural injustices

Galizien postcolonial? Imperiales Differenzmanagement, mikrokoloniale Beziehungen und Strategien kultureller Essentialisierung ANNA VERONIKA WENDLAND Jede geschichtswissenschaftliche Diskussion um ›Kulturgrenzen‹ und ›Transnationalität‹ braucht Referenzräume.1 Dieser Drang zur Veror- tung transnationaler Problemlagen in Geschichtsregionen kann gleich- zeitig erkenntnisfördernd und problematisch sein, was die Diskussio- nen in diversen Forschergruppen und anlässlich von Bilanztagungen zeigen. Erhellenden Erkenntnissen aus Lokalstudien zu

Postcolonial Media History Historical Arguments for a Future Field of Research SVEN WERKMEISTER In the context of postcolonial debates in Literary and Cultural Studies, the mediality of (post)colonial practices and cultural phenomena has found little at- tention.1 A large part of Postcolonial Studies derives from the context of Literary Studies, and even those works that engage with visual and acoustic phenomena like photography, film or phonographic recordings often restrict themselves to questions of content and representation. How medial and

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The Marketing of Postcolonial Literature ANA CRISTINA MENDES 1 This chapter focuses on the commercial dynamics of contemporary literary cul- ture as they play out in recent South Asian fiction written in English by cosmo- politan authors. The focus of my analysis rests on literary texts which have emerged as sites where experiences, desires, transitions and anxieties related to the profound social and structural changes that are shaping the socio-economic landscape of the world are drawn on and negotiated. The main argument of this chapter is

55 I I I . GENDER AND POST-COLONIALISM Pandora’s Daughters: Or igins of Women’s Subordinat ion »The famous lame smith took clay and, through Zeus’s counsels, gave it the shape of a modest maiden. Athena, the grey eyed goddess, clothed her and decked her out with a flashy garment and then with her hands she hung over her head a fine draping veil, a marvel to behold; Pallas Athena crowned her head with lovely wreaths of fresh flowers that had just bloomed in the green meadows. The famous lame smith placed on her head a crown of gold Fashioned by