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Title Diaspora and memory : figures of displacement in contemporary literature, arts and politics / edited by Marie-Aude Baronian, Stephan Besser and Yolande Jansen
Published Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (207 pages) : illustrations
Series Thamyris, intersecting place, sex and race, 1381-1312 ; no. 13
Thamyris intersecting ; no. 13
Contents Introduction: Diaspora and Memory. Figures of Displacement in Contemporary Literature, Arts and Politics; I; Figures of Diasporic Cultural Production: Some Entries from the Palestinian Lexicon; Comparing to Make Explicit: Diasporic Articulations of the Herero Communities in Namibia; Home or Away? On the Connotations of Homeland Imaginaries in Imbros; Longing for Home at Home: Armenians in Istanbul; Through the Lens of the Chronotope: Suggestions for a Spatio-Temporal Perspective on Diaspora; II; Diaspora and Nation: Migration into Other Pasts
Adopted Memory: The Holocaust, Postmemory, and Jewish Identity in AmericaMemory's Exiles; The Refusal to Mourn: Confronting the Facts of Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne; Testimonial Objects: Memory, Gender and Transmission; III; Imaginary Lands and Figures of Exile in Elia Kazan's AMERICA, AMERICA; The Politics of Remembering and Forgetting in Present-day South Africa: André Brink's On the Contrary; Memory and Forgetting: Traces of Silence in Sarkis; Recollective Processes and the "Topography of Forgetting" in W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz; The Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E
Fg; h; j; k; l; m; n; o; p; r; s; t; v; w; z
Summary Experiences of migration and dwelling-in-displacement impinge upon the lives of an ever increasing number of people worldwide, with business class comfort but more often with unrelenting violence. Since the early 1990s, the political and cultural realities of global migration have led to a growing interest in the different forms of "diasporic" existence and identities. The articles in this book do not focus on the external boundaries of diaspora - what is diasporic and what is not? - but on one of its most important internal boundaries, which is indicated by the second term in the title of thi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Emigration and immigration in art.
Emigration and immigration in literature.
Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Baronian, Marie-Aude.
Besser, Stephan.
Jansen, Yolande.
ISBN 1429481471 (electronic bk.)
9781429481472 (electronic bk.)