Critical Identities in Contemporary Anglophone Diasporic Literature

Hardcover | August 15, 2009

byFranoise Král

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The figure of the migrant has been celebrated by some as an icon of postmodernity, an emblematic figure in a world increasingly characterized by transnationalism, globalization and mass migrations. Krl takes issue with this view of the migrant experience through in-depth analyses of writers including Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Monica Ali.

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The figure of the migrant has been celebrated by some as an icon of postmodernity, an emblematic figure in a world increasingly characterized by transnationalism, globalization and mass migrations. Krl takes issue with this view of the migrant experience through in-depth analyses of writers including Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Mon...

Franoise Král is Senior Lecturer in English at the Universit Paris 10, France. She has published widely on postcolonial literature and theory, in particular on the literature of the south Asian diaspora as well as on travel narratives and the representation of historical figures in Australian literature. She is the editor of Re-presen...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.05 × 5.68 × 0.67 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023022041X

ISBN - 13:9780230220416

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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
The diasporas in question
Identity, Interstitiality and diaspora
Interstitiality, authenticity, postmodernity
Shaky ground, new territorialities and the diasporic subject
Disjunction, ethics and the diasporic subject
Language(s) and the diasporic subject
References
Bibliography
Index