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Title The poetics and politics of hospitality in US literature and culture / edited by Amanda Ellen Gerke, Santiago Rodríguez Guerrero- Strachan, and Patricia San José Rico
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Series Critical approaches to ethnic American literature ; volume 7
Summary "The introduction to this volume makes a brief survey of the concept of hospitality in history, focusing on Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, and describes the content of the chapters. Starting with Immanuel Kant and his notion of hospitality based on reciprocity, the authors of the introduction move towards Levinas's ethical hospitality as it shapes our identity, since we are constituted by the Other's self. For Levinas, hospitality is defined in terms of space and of care, while Jacques Derrida attempted to reconcile the ethical and the political in his theorization of the concept in the light of contemporary needs. For him, it is absolutely necessary a negotiation between the law of the nation and the law of hospitality, otherwise hospitality will always be conditioned"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject American literature -- History and criticism.
Hospitality in literature.
American literature.
Hospitality in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Gerke, Amanda Ellen, editor.
Rodríguez Guerrero-Strachan, Santiago, editor.
San José Rico, Patricia, editor.
ISBN 9004408045