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Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies$
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Raphael Dalleo

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781781382967

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781382967.001.0001

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Archived Relationships: Pierre Bourdieu and Writers of the Caribbean Diaspora

Archived Relationships: Pierre Bourdieu and Writers of the Caribbean Diaspora

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(p.175) Chapter Eight Archived Relationships: Pierre Bourdieu and Writers of the Caribbean Diaspora
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Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies
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Graham Huggan

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781382967.003.0009

This chapter refers to the archived correspondence between Austin Clarke and Sam Selvon in order to consider how the private and public relationships maintained by writers of the Caribbean diaspora complicate the paradigms that typically organize the production and reception of their work. Using a Bourdieusian methodology that takes into account the power relations within which archived documents operate, this chapter reads these letters as offering insight into the habitus of Clarke and Selvon as well as the different types of capital available to them. These authors strategically respond to factors like the mediating role of institutional or state sponsorship in defining themselves and their writing within the field of cultural production. The social, commercial, and epistemological relationships traced suggest the need to be wary of arranging Caribbean immigrant writers’ subjectivities in ways that ignore the complexities of their transnational positioning.

Keywords:   Austin Clarke, Sam Selvon, Habitus, Archive, Caribbean diaspora, Immigrant, transnational

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