Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction: situated multiculturalisms 1

1. The terms of (multi) cultural difference 15

PART 1 

Haunted nations 31

2. Colonial hauntings: the colonial seeds of multiculturalism 33

Critical multiculturalism: between state and community 40

Locating politics: multiculturalism and anti-racism 41

Multiculturalism and indigeneity 43

Who counts as European? 46

3. Corporeal choreographies of transnational English 51

PART II

Abjected bodies 65

4. A text with subtitles: performing ethnicity 67

5. Acoustic transgressions and identity politics: a translated performance

PART III

(Un)civilized communities 91

6. Somatic choreographies: public spaces; private belongings 93

Bodied language 95

Spatial entitlement 97

Walls of darkness 100

‘Hyphenated transpicuities’ 102

7. Can ghosts emigrate? Diaspora, exile and community 107

Conclusion: transcultural improvisations 125

Hauntologies 126

Notes 133

Bibliography 145

Index 165