'Elsewhere, Within Here is an engaging look at travel across national borders--as a foreigner, a tourist, an immigrant, a refugee—in a pre- and post-9/11 world. Who is welcome where? What does it mean to feel out of place in the country you call home? When does the stranger appear in these times of dark metamorphoses? These are some of the issues addressed by the author as she examines the cultural meaning and complexities of travel, immigration, home and exile. The boundary, seen both as a material and immaterial event, is where endings pass into beginnings. Building upon themes present in her earlier work on hybridity and displacement in the median passage, and illuminating the ways in which "every voyage can be said to involve a re-siting of boundaries," Trinh T. Minh-ha leads her readers through an investigation of what it means to be an insider and an outsider in this "epoch of global fear."' - from back cover.
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Foreignness and the New Color of Fear
Part One: Home: The Traveling Source
Far Away, From Home: The Comma Between
Other Than Myself, My Other Self
Part Two: Boundary Event: Between Refuse and Refuge
An Acoustic Journey
Nature's r: A Musical Swoon
Voice Over 1
The Paint of Music: A Performance across Cultures
Part Three: No End In Sight
Mother's Talk
White Spring
Detroit: Incarcerated and Disappeared in the Land of the Free
Elsewhere, Within Here: Immigration, Refugeeism and the Boundary Event
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Elsewhere, Within Here: Immigration, Refugeeism and the Boundary Event