The disorder of things: a Foucauldian approach to the work of Nuruddin Farah

Masterson, John (2013) The disorder of things: a Foucauldian approach to the work of Nuruddin Farah. Wits University Press, Johannesburg, South Africa. ISBN 9781868145706

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Abstract

"The Disorder of Things offers a reading of the Somali novelist through the prism of the French philosopher. The book argues that the preoccupations that have remained central throughout Farah's forty year career, including political autocracy, female infibulation, border conflicts, international aid and development, civil war, transnational migration and the Horn of Africa's place in a so-called 'axis of evil,' can be mapped onto some key concerns in Foucault's writing, most notably Foucault's theoretical turn from 'disciplinary' to 'biopolitical' power." -- Back cover.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Depositing User: Laura Vellacott
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2013 09:43
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 13:29
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/46516

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