Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Loss by David Eng

Taking stock of a century of pervasive loss - of warfare, disease, and political strife - this text provides a view on both the past and the future by considering "what is lost" in terms of "what remains". Such a perspective, these essays suggest, engages and reanimates history. Plumbing the cultural and political implications of loss, the authors - political theorists, film and literary critics, museum curators, feminists, psychoanalysts, and AIDS activists - expose the humane and productive possibilities in the workings of witness, memory and melancholy.;Among the sites of loss the authors revisit are slavery, apartheid, genocide, war, diaspora, migration, suicide and disease. Their subjects range from the Irish Famine and the Ottoman slaughter of Armenians to the aftermath of the Vietnam War and apartheid in South Africa, problems of partial immigration and assimilation, AIDS and the re-envisioning of leftist movements. In particular, "Loss" reveals how melancholia can lend meaning and force to notions of activism, ethics and identity.

Buy Loss by David Eng from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780520232365
ISBN-10: 0520232364
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Pages: 498
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Loss by David Eng

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Loss book by David Eng and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Author Biography - David Eng

David L. Eng is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Rutgers University. He is author of Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America (2001), as well as coeditor with Alice Y. Hom of Q & A: Queer in Asian America (1998), winner of a Lambda Literary Award and a Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. His current book project, Queer Diasporas/Psychic Diasporas, explores the impact of transnational and queer social movements on family and kinship in the late twentieth century. David Kazanjian is Associate Professor of English at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is author of Articulating "America": Imperial Citizenship Before the Civil War (forthcoming).

A Preview for this title is currently not available.

Books By David Eng

Feeling of Kinship by David Eng
Paperback / softback, April 2010
Public Policy by David Eng
Paperback / softback, October 2010
$40.42 $43.00
Ethics and Public Policy by David Eng
Paperback / softback, March 2011