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Mythologies postcoloniales. Pour une décolonisation du quotidien ed. by Étienne Achille and Lydie Moudileno (review)

Mythologies postcoloniales. Pour une décolonisation du quotidien ed. by Étienne Achille and... question will be, however, whether this will be perceived as disorienting by stu- dents, who don’t tend to see America as a sliding signifier in an ocean of porous borders, hybridized identities, and conflictual intersections. By contrast, what we have been witnessing in American politics of late is a struggle to secure a stable identity for what the term American might possibly mean, whether defined by the right or the left. When nationalists on the right talk about putting up walls, the left responds with “this is not who we are,” a rejoinder that does not seem to be ques- tioning the underlying historical identitarianism of a proper American social sub- ject colloquially known as the “we.” Herman rapaport  Wake Forest University Étienne Achille and Lydie Moudileno (eds.), Mythologies postcoloniales. Pour une décolonisation du quotidien. Paris: Honoré Champion, 2018, 147 pp. In 1957, as the French empire was nearing its end, Roland Barthes publishe -d My thologies, a collection of essays that was to become a touchstone and inspiration for literary and cultural critics for decades to come. Prompted by what Barthes described in the preface to the first edition as a feeling of impatience with the common http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Mythologies postcoloniales. Pour une décolonisation du quotidien ed. by Étienne Achille and Lydie Moudileno (review)

The Comparatist , Volume 43 – Nov 15, 2019

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question will be, however, whether this will be perceived as disorienting by stu- dents, who don’t tend to see America as a sliding signifier in an ocean of porous borders, hybridized identities, and conflictual intersections. By contrast, what we have been witnessing in American politics of late is a struggle to secure a stable identity for what the term American might possibly mean, whether defined by the right or the left. When nationalists on the right talk about putting up walls, the left responds with “this is not who we are,” a rejoinder that does not seem to be ques- tioning the underlying historical identitarianism of a proper American social sub- ject colloquially known as the “we.” Herman rapaport  Wake Forest University Étienne Achille and Lydie Moudileno (eds.), Mythologies postcoloniales. Pour une décolonisation du quotidien. Paris: Honoré Champion, 2018, 147 pp. In 1957, as the French empire was nearing its end, Roland Barthes publishe -d My thologies, a collection of essays that was to become a touchstone and inspiration for literary and cultural critics for decades to come. Prompted by what Barthes described in the preface to the first edition as a feeling of impatience with the common

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The ComparatistUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 15, 2019

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