Identity Diaspora And Return In American Literature

Identity  Diaspora and Return in American Literature
Publisher Routledge
Release Date
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 222
ISBN 9781317818212
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This volume combines literary analysis and theoretical approaches to mobility, diasporic identities and the construction of space to explore the different ways in which the notion of return shapes contemporary ethnic writing such as fiction, ethnography, memoir, and film. Through a wide variety of ethnic experiences ranging from the Transatlantic, Asian American, Latino/a and Caribbean alongside their corresponding forms of displacement - political exile, war trauma, and economic migration - the essays in this collection connect the intimate experience of the returning subject to multiple locations, historical experiences, inter-subjective relations, and cultural interactions. They challenge the idea of the narrative of return as a journey back to the untouched roots and home that the ethnic subject left behind. Their diacritical approach combines, on the one hand, a sensitivity to the context and structural elements of modern diaspora; and on the other, an analysis of the individual psychological processes inherent to the experience of displacement and return such as nostalgia, memory and belonging. In the narratives of return analyzed in this volume, space and identity are never static or easily definable; rather, they are in-process and subject to change as they are always entangled in the historical and inter-subjective relations ensuing from displacement and mobility. This book will interest students and scholars who wish to further explore the role of American literature within current debates on globalization, migration, and ethnicity.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-09-19

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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06

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  • Author : Theodora D. Patrona
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-10-14

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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release Date : 2016-12-31

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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2019-12-15

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  • Author : Marianne Hirsch,Nancy K. Miller
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-29

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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2007

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  • Author : Leonard Tennenhouse
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26

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  • Author : Vijay Agnew
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2005

Memories establish a connection between a collective and individual past, between origins, heritage, and history. Those who have left their places of birth to make homes elsewhere are familiar with the question, "Where do you come from?" and respond in innumerable well-rehearsed ways. Diasporas construct racialized, sexualized, gendered, and oppositional

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  • Author : Bernard W. Bell
  • Publisher : Departamento de Filologia Inglesa Universidad de Salamanca
  • Release Date : 1997

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-07-31

Over the last decade, concepts of diaspora and locality have gained complex new meanings in political discourse as well as in social and cultural studies. Diaspora, in particular, has acquired new meanings related to notions such as global deterritorialization, transnational migration and cultural hybridity. The authors discuss the key concepts

Armenian North American Literature
  • Author : Lorne Shirinian
  • Publisher : Edwin Mellen Press
  • Release Date : 1990

This volume goes through the pertinent moments in Armenian history to prepare an understanding of perhaps the most important fact of Armenian life, the genocide of 1915 which gave rise to the Armenian Diaspora. It employs a theoretical approach developed by Jurgen Link called collective symbols.

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  • Author : Lorne Shirinian
  • Publisher : Kingston, Ont. : Blue Heron Press
  • Release Date : 2000

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