Introduction: Gateways and walls or the powers and pitfalls of postcolonial metaphors

Daria Tunca, Janet M Wilson, Daria Tunca (Editor), Janet Mary Wilson (Editor)

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    This collection of essays focuses on the evocative figures of the ‘gateway’ and the ‘wall’ to reflect on the state of postcolonial studies. Some chapters foreground the modes of articulation between literal borders and emotional (dis)connections, while others examine how artefacts ranging from personal letters to clothes may be conceptualized as metaphorical ‘gateways’ and ‘walls’ that lead or, conversely, regulate access, to specific forms of cultural expression and knowledge. Following this line of metaphorical thought, the very discipline of postcolonial studies may be regarded as a field whose borders must be constantly redrawn, and whose paradigms need to be continually reshaped and rebuilt to remain relevant in the contemporary world – in other words, the discipline itself is one that is permanently ‘under construction’.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPostolonial Gateways and Walls: Under Construction
    Place of PublicationLeiden
    PublisherBrill/Rodopi
    Pagesix-xviii
    Number of pages347
    Volume195
    ISBN (Print)9789004337671
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2016

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    NameCross/Cultures

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    Tunca, D., Wilson, J. M., Tunca, D. (Ed.), & Wilson, J. M. (Ed.) (2016). Introduction: Gateways and walls or the powers and pitfalls of postcolonial metaphors. In Postolonial Gateways and Walls: Under Construction (Vol. 195, pp. ix-xviii). (Cross/Cultures). Leiden: Brill/Rodopi.
    Tunca, Daria ; Wilson, Janet M ; Tunca, Daria (Editor) ; Wilson, Janet Mary (Editor). / Introduction: Gateways and walls or the powers and pitfalls of postcolonial metaphors. Postolonial Gateways and Walls: Under Construction. Vol. 195 Leiden : Brill/Rodopi, 2016. pp. ix-xviii (Cross/Cultures).
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    Tunca D, Wilson JM, Tunca D, (ed.), Wilson JM, (ed.). Introduction: Gateways and walls or the powers and pitfalls of postcolonial metaphors. In Postolonial Gateways and Walls: Under Construction. Vol. 195. Leiden: Brill/Rodopi. 2016. p. ix-xviii. (Cross/Cultures).