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Towards Socialism with a Small 's:' Buchi Emecheta’s Second-Class Citizen and the Reconsideration of Welfare State Nostalgia
This article complicates recent calls for a return of the welfare state by historicizing its deleterious effects on racialized subjects in Britain through an analysis of Buchi Emecheta’s 1974 novel,Expand
‘Bling-bling economics’ and the cultural politics of masculinity in Gautam Malkani’s Londonstani
This essay examines the interaction in Gautam Malkani’s 2006 novel Londonstani between neoliberal cultural logic and subject formation in the context of suburban Britain. Malkani frames the novelExpand
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Innovations in Queer Writing
A Poetics of Sparsity: Refusing Authoritative Interpretations in Souvankham Thammavongsa's Found
Souvankham Thammavongsa’s explanation of her choice to publish her poetry with the small press Pedlar recalls Marx’s critique of the commodity. Marx decries the way consciousness of the labour thatExpand
The Cultural Politics of Racial Neoliberalism in the Contemporary British Novel
This dissertation responds to the notion that the economic success and social integration of one imaginary figure, the “model minority,” can explain the downward mobility of another, the “whiteExpand