Migration Literature And Hybridity: The Different Speeds of Transcultural Change

Hardcover | July 7, 2010

byS. Moslund

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Using three literary analyses to show what happens once we leave behind the theoretical poverty of celebratory readings of contemporary migration and hybridity literature, this book offers a way out of the theoretical deadlock of putting hybridity against purity or flux against fixity.

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Using three literary analyses to show what happens once we leave behind the theoretical poverty of celebratory readings of contemporary migration and hybridity literature, this book offers a way out of the theoretical deadlock of putting hybridity against purity or flux against fixity.

STEN MOSLUND specializes in post-colonial studies and has published a range of articles in addition to a book on South African literature, Making Use of History. He is currently doing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southern Denmark on the capacity of language to evoke place through the production of sense energies.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:257 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:July 7, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART 1: A CRITICAL RE-ENGAGEMENT WITH THE THEORISATION OF HYBRIDITY AND BECOMING
Forces of Sameness and Difference in Organic Hybridity
Forces of Sameness and Difference in Intentional Hybridity
Part II: THE SPEEDS OF THE MIGRANT HERO AND HYBRIDITY DISCOURSES IN BHARATI MUKHERJEE'S JASMINE, JAMAL MAHJOUB'S THE CARRIER AND V.S. NAIPAUL'S THE ENIGMA OF ARRIVAL
The Migrant Hero's Incredible Speed in Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine
Mongrel Speeds, Slow Danes and Telescopic Gazes in Jamal Mahjoub's The Carrier
Fast and Slow Becomings in the Migrant's Vision in V. S. Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index