Through an examination of African-American tourists' affective investments in slave forts in Senegal and Ghana alongside photographs by Chester Higgins and Carrie Mae Weems, as well as Haile Gerima's film Sankofa, Tillet's excellent third chapter offers a compelling account of how African Americans have responded to the experience of post-civil rights civic estrangement
through an African-American exceptionalist fantasy of diasporic solidarity with Africa.
This process of estrangement
is the subject of Catherine Nicholson's beautifully written Uncommon Tongues, which argues that the vernacular eloquence of the early English Renaissance is fundamentally eccentric, estranged both from familiar ideals of Englishness as well as classical standards of linguistic propriety.
Simpson's book places its outcast characters and their foreign commodities--gifts and poisons--beside signals of textual strangeness or "techniques of estrangement
," such as the metaphor, the foreign word, and the footnote.
Amid shifting geopolitical developments, the estrangement
between the U.
Lucidly argued, elegantly written, beautifully illustrated, and covering much needed scholarly territory, The Art of Estrangement
was a pleasure to read and will be a required text from now on in my "Three Cultures of Spain" course.
Yet on the same page, he quotes Bloch: "the real function of estrangement
is--and must be--the provision of a shocking and distancing mirror above the all too familiar reality" (35), and this surely applies to much that is supposedly naturalistic.
This is a deeply engaging book, and readers will be left thinking about the themes of connections and estrangements
long after they have turned the final page.
Coleman, whose book When Parents Hurt (New York: William Morrow, 2007) focuses on estrangement
Assafir: Jumblatt breaks off estrangement
with Frangieh "Order of the Day:" Kahwaji .
No doubt, there are obstacles, but we will overcome them with our will and determination to end the state of estrangement
and division", he added.
KILLED Steve Irwin THE daughter of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin has told of her family's estrangement
Summary: President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro plan their first substantial, in-person discussion Saturday, a historic encounter as they work to restore diplomatic ties after more than half a century of estrangement
between their countries.