- "Algeria Cuts discusses the figure of woman, both under colonial rule in Algeria and within the postcolonial independent nation-state. It is an interdisciplinary project that spans fine art, film, colonial and legal policy, manifestos, prose fiction, and theoretical and philosophical texts concerning the relationship between France and Algeria. Khanna investigates gendered representation, identification, and justice, and in the process, calls into question the ways in which conventional disciplinary frameworks foreclose certain avenues of reflection while foregrounding others. Algeria Cuts seeks to understand Algeria and Algerian women as a philosophical site that facilitates an understanding of justice and the pursuit of feminism."--Book cover.
Table of Contents:
- Introduction : the living dead
- Theorizing justice
- Frames, contexts, community, justice
- The experience of evidence : language, the law, and the mockery of justice
- Melancholic remainders
- The battle of Algiers and the Nouba of the women : from third to fourth cinema
- Women of Algiers in their apartment : trauma, melancholia, and nationalism
- Algeria beyond itself
- Latent ghosts and the manifesto : baya, breton, and reading for the future
- "Araby" (dubliners) and a sister to scheherazade : women's time and the time of the nation
- Item content: English
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -293) and index.
- xx, 301 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- HQ1791.5 .K43 2008
- 9780804752619 (cloth, alk. paper)
0804752613 (cloth, alk. paper)
9780804752626 (pbk., alk. paper)
0804752621 (pbk., alk. paper)
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