The Form of Ideology and the Ideology of Form: Cold War, Decolonization and Third World Print Cultures - cover image

Copyright

Francesca Orsini; Neelam Srivastava; Laetitia Zecchini;

Published On

2022-02-23

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-188-4
Hardback978-1-80064-189-1
PDF978-1-80064-190-7
HTML978-1-80064-687-2
XML978-1-80064-193-8
EPUB978-1-80064-191-4
AZW3978-1-80064-192-1

Language

  • English

Print Length

340 pages (xiv+326)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 24 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.93" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 27 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.06" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1425g (50.27oz)
Hardback1819g (64.16oz)

Media

Illustrations24

OCLC Number

1303696988

LCCN

2021390255

BIC

  • AFH
  • JFCD
  • HBTB
  • JFC
  • HBTW
  • HBLW3

BISAC

  • ART048000
  • SOC024000
  • HIS027030
  • HIS027110
  • HIS027130
  • HIS037070

LCC

  • Z289 .F67

Keywords

  • decolonization
  • Cold War
  • anti-imperialist commitments
  • Afro-Asian solidarity
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The Form of Ideology and the Ideology of Form

Cold War, Decolonization and Third World Print Cultures

This timely volume focuses on the period of decolonization and the Cold War as the backdrop to the emergence of new and diverse literary aesthetics that accompanied anti-imperialist commitments and Afro-Asian solidarity. Competing internationalist frameworks produced a flurry of writings that made Asian, African and other world literatures visible to each other for the first time. The book’s essays examine a host of print culture formats (magazines, newspapers, manifestos, conference proceedings, ephemera, etc.) and modes of cultural mediation and transnational exchange that enabled the construction of a variously inflected Third-World culture which played a determining role throughout the Cold War.

The essays in this collection focus on locations as diverse as Morocco, Tunisia, South Asia, China, Spain, and Italy, and on texts in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Italian, and Spanish. In doing so, they highlight the combination of local debates and struggles, and internationalist networks and aspirations that found expression in essays, novels, travelogues, translations, reviews, reportages and other literary forms.

With its comparative study of print cultures with a focus on decolonization and the Cold War, the volume makes a major contribution both to studies of postcolonial literary and print cultures, and to cultural Cold War studies in multilingual and non-Western contexts, and will be of interest to historians and literary scholars alike.

Contents

1. The Traveller as Internationalist: Syed Mujtaba Ali

(pp. 31–66)
  • Supriya Chaudhuri
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0254.01

2. Writing Friendship: The Fraternal Travelogue and China-India Cultural Diplomacy in the 1950s

(pp. 67–98)
  • Jia Yan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0254.02

3. Literary Activism: Hindi Magazines, the Short Story and the World

(pp. 99–136)
  • Francesca Orsini
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0254.03

4. Publishing the Resistance: Third-Worldist Writing in Cold War Italy

(pp. 137–176)
  • Neelam Srivastava
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0254.04

5. The Meanings, Forms and Exercise of ‘Freedom’: The Indian PEN and the Indian Committee for Cultural Freedom (1930s-1960s)

(pp. 177–214)
  • Laetitia Zecchini
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0254.05

6. Moroccan Intellectuals Between Decolonisation and the Arab Cold War: Abdallah Laroui’s Critical and Literary Writing

(pp. 215–240)
  • Karima Laachir
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0254.06

7. The Poetics and Politics of Solidarity: Barg el-Lil (1961) and Afrotopia

(pp. 241–276)
  • Itzea Goikolea-Amiano
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0254.07

8. Euforia, Desencanto: Roberto Bolaño and Barcelona Publishing in the Transition to Democracy

(pp. 277–300)
  • Paulo Lemos Horta
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0254.08

Afterword: A World of Print

(pp. 301–312)
  • Peter Kalliney
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0254.09

Introduction

(pp. 1–30)
  • Francesca Orsini
  • Neelam Srivastava
  • Laetitia Zecchini
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0254.10

Contributors

Francesca Orsini

(editor)
Professor Emerita of Hindi and South Asian Literatures at School of Oriental and African Studies

Neelam Srivastava

(editor)
Professor of Postcolonial Literature and World Literature in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University

Laetitia Zecchini

(editor)
Senior Research Fellow (Chargée de recherche) at French National Centre for Scientific Research