SEE Theories and Postcolonial Studies - Part 3

posted by sab on 2006/08/07 12:22

[ SEE Theories and Postcolonial Studies ]

As has been posted on the Redaktions – weblog, the article Carmine Abate – Fragen der Identität zwischen Schatten und Substanz is now online.

This article is a part of my thesis on the works of the writer Carmine Abate, in which I have tried to make use of various theories developed by what I would subsume under 'Post-colonial Studies projects' in the context of inner-European situations. Although historically and geographically different, structures of power, hegemony and the questionable opposition of centre/margin play an important role in the ‘European power map’.

Coming from an Arbereshe village, Abate is not only dealing with the situation of this Albanian minority in his texts, but also with topics related to migration, particularly to Germany during the times of the so-called Gastarbeiter-phenomenon.

Carmine Abate has won numerous awards (see this site for more details) with his novels; his latest novel is Il mosaico del tempo grande, published by Mondadori.

Some sites about Carmine Abate:

Sites about the Arbereshe-community:



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This is a part of the collage 'The Black File' by Croatian artist Sanja Ivekovic, who will be represented at documenta 12 (16/6-23/9) in Kassel this year.

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