London Calling

Paradoxically, this London of the past was an idealized future he was traveling to,
so that, when the material metropolis of the 1950s fell short of his ideal, Naipaul
consigned his vision of greatness to an earlier era. And there it seems to have ...

London Calling

London Calling

V.S. Naipaul stands as the most lionized literary mediator between First and Third World experience and is ordinarily viewed as possessing a unique authority on the subject of cross-cultural relations in the post-colonial era. In contesting this orthodox reading of his work, Nixon argues that Naipaul is more than simply an unduly influential writer. He has become a regressive Western institution, articulating a set of values that perpetuates political interests and representational modes that have their origin in the high imperial age. Nixon uses Naipaul's travel writing to probe the core theoretical issues raised by cross-cultural representation along metropolitan-periphery lines. With reference to economic theories of dependency, he critiques the vision, popularized by Naipaul, of the post-colonial world as divided between mimic and parasitic Third World nations on the one hand and, on the other, the benignly creative societies of the West.

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London Calling
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Rob Nixon
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992-02-27 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

V.S. Naipaul stands as the most lionized literary mediator between First and Third World experience and is ordinarily viewed as possessing a unique authority on the subject of cross-cultural relations in the post-colonial era. In contesting this orthodox reading of his work, Nixon argues that Naipaul is more than simply
London Calling
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rob Nixon
Categories: Radio broadcasting
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher:

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London Calling
Language: en
Pages: 79
Authors: Helen McCarthy, Paul Miller
Categories: 3G telephony
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Demos

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London Calling
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Alban Webb
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-19 - Publisher: A&C Black

From its inception in 1932, overseas broadcasting by the BBC quickly became an essential adjunct to British diplomatic and foreign policy objectives. For this reason, the World Service was considered the primary means of engaging with attitudes and opinions behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. Although funded by
London Calling
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Elena Crippa, Catherine Lampert
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-26 - Publisher: Getty Publications

Between the postwar years and the 1980s in Britain, and in particular in London, a number of figurative painters simultaneously reinvented the way in which life is represented in art. Focusing on the depiction of the human figure, these artists rendered the frailty and vitality of the human condition. Offering

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