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Diaspora and memory : figures of displacement in contemporary literature, arts and politics

Author: Marie-Aude Baronian; Stephan Besser; Yolande Jansen
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007.
Series: Thamyris intersecting, no. 13.
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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  Read more...
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Diaspora and memory.
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007
(OCoLC)94588803
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marie-Aude Baronian; Stephan Besser; Yolande Jansen
ISBN: 9781429481472 1429481471 9789401203807 9401203806
OCLC Number: 166342374
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages) : illustrations.
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.
Series Title: Thamyris intersecting, no. 13.
Responsibility: edited by Marie-Aude Baronian, Stephan Besser and Yolande Jansen.

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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.

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