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Bare Mind: Dementia and the Diasporic State of Exception in David Chariandy's Soucouyant: A Novel of Forgetting

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dc.contributor.author Ludolph, Rebekah
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-24T22:17:32Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-24T22:17:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-04-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4545
dc.description.abstract My reading of the figure of Adele, a woman with dementia, in David Chariandy’s novel Soucouyant: A Novel of Forgetting (2007), brings Giorgio Agamben’s biopolitical concept of “bare life” together with the notion of the subject in diaspora to theorize a new mentality that I call “bare mind.” The notion of “bare mind” addresses how cognitive imperialism creates a biopolitical state of exception both under forms of sovereign power and within a liberal regime of multicultural governmentality, while acknowledging the ways in which dementia, portrayed as the ‘forgetting’ of dominant knowledge regimes, reveals resistance to cognitive imperialism. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Diaspora en_US
dc.subject Canadian Multiculturalism en_US
dc.subject Biopower en_US
dc.subject Bare Life en_US
dc.subject Governmentality en_US
dc.subject Agamben en_US
dc.subject Dementia en_US
dc.subject Trinidad en_US
dc.subject Soucouyant en_US
dc.subject David Chariandy en_US
dc.subject Cognitive Imperialism en_US
dc.subject Diagnosis en_US
dc.subject Black Atlantic en_US
dc.title Bare Mind: Dementia and the Diasporic State of Exception in David Chariandy's Soucouyant: A Novel of Forgetting en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Shukin, Nicole
dc.degree.department Dept. of English en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0352 en_US


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