Narratives of Place, Belonging and Language: An Intercultural Perspective

Hardcover | February 10, 2012

byMáiréad Nic Craith

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Examining identity in relation to globalization and migration, this book uses narratives and memoirs from contemporary authors who have lived "in-between" two or more languages. It explores the human desire to find one's "own place" in new cultural contexts, and looks at the role of language in shaping a sense of belonging in society.

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Examining identity in relation to globalization and migration, this book uses narratives and memoirs from contemporary authors who have lived "in-between" two or more languages. It explores the human desire to find one's "own place" in new cultural contexts, and looks at the role of language in shaping a sense of belonging in society.

MÁIRÉAD NIC CRAITH is based at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. Author and editor of thirteen books, she was joint winner of the 2004 Ruth Michaelis-Jena Ratcliff research prize. She was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2009 and has held visiting positions in Ireland, the UK and Germany.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:February 10, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230202632

ISBN - 13:9780230202634

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Out of Place?
Narrative Journeys
Word and World
The Web of Family Relationships
Self and Other in Dialogue
Cultural Patterns and Belonging
Interculturality and Creativity
Select Bibliography
Index