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Author: Lars Eckstein
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2008.
Series: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 121.
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Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+ provides an encompassing survey of artistic responses to the changes in the British cultural climate in the early years of the 21st century. It traces topical reactions to new forms of racism and religious fundamentalism, to legal as well as 'illegal' immigration, and to the threat of global terror; yet it also highlights new forms of intercultural communication and convivial exchange.  Read more...
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Multi-ethnic Britain 2000.
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2008
(OCoLC)277195586
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Eckstein
ISBN: 9781435695146 1435695143 9789401206587 9401206589 9042024976 9789042024977
OCLC Number: 302289422
Description: 1 online resource (425 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: A divided kingdom? : reflections on multi-ethnic Britain in the new millennium / Lars Eckstein [and others] --
The little book of Tommy : another Tommy Akhtar investigation / Patrick Neate --
The rhetoric of multi-culturalism / Rajeev Balasubramanyam --
Film 1 : Beyond the burden of representation? : Bridehood revisited : disarming concepts of gender and culture in recent Asian British film / Ellen Dengel-Janic and Lars Eckstein ; Multi-ethnic Britain on screen : South Asian diasporic experience in recent feature films / Sandra Heinen ; Babylon North : British Muslims after 9/11 in Yasmin (2004) / Claudia Sternberg --
Fiction 1 : Multi-ethnic utopias and dystopias. Representations of multicultural society in contemporary British novels / Lucie Gillet ; 'Sameness' in contemporary British fiction : (metaphorical) families in Zadie Smith's On beauty (2005) / Sabine Nunius ; Out of the ordinary--
and back? : Jackie Kay's recent short fiction / Ulrike Zimmermann ; Teenage transformations in multi-ethnic Britain : Rehana Ahmed's Walking a tightrope (2004) / Daniel Schäbler ; Between orthodoxy and modernity : mapping the transcultural predicaments of Pakistani immigrants in multi-ethnic Britain in Nadeem Aslam's Maps for lost lovers (2004) / Nadia Butt ; Racism in the disapora : Nadeem Aslam's Maps for lost lovers (2004) / Cordula Lemke --
Visual art and music : picturing and sounding identity. Images of Muslim Britain go global : a reading of the British Council touring exhibition Common Ground / Eva Ulrike Pirker ; Female views : cultural identity as a key issue in the work of black and Asian women artists / Ingrid von Rosenberg ; The Dub Renaissance : reflections on the aesthetics of Dub in contemporary British music --
Film 2 : Borderlines and contested spaces. Scapes of refuge in multicultural Britain : representing refugees in digital docudrama and mockumentary / Sissy Helff ; 'If you're not on paper, you don't exist' : depictions of illegal immigration and asylum in film--
on Michael Winterbottom's In this world (2002) and Code 46 (2003) / Kathy-Ann Tan ; Envisioning a black tomorrow? : black mother figures and the issue of representation in 28 days later (2003) and Children of men (2006) / Barbara Korte --
Fiction 2 : Reading and writing the metropolis. Escaping the matrix : illusions and disillusions of identity in Gautam Malkani's Londonstani (2006) / Michael Mitchell ; 'East is east and west is west' : a reading of Nirpal Dhaliwal's Tourism (2006) / Ellen Dengel-Janic ; 'Stop thinking like and Englishman' or Writing against a fixed lexicon or terrorism in Patrick Neate's City of tiny lights (2005) / Yvonne Rosenberg ; 'A deconstructed shrine' : locating absence and relocating identity in Rodinsky's Room (2000) / Stephan Laqué ; 'Societies within' : council estates as cultural enclaves in recent urban fictions / Susanne Cuevas --
Interviews. Interview with Rajeev Balasubramanyam / Angela Kurtz ; Interview with Patrick Neate / Violeta Topalova.
Series Title: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 121.
Responsibility: edited by Lars Eckstein [and others].

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Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+ provides an encompassing survey of artistic responses to the changes in the British cultural climate in the early years of the 21st century. It traces topical reactions to new forms of racism and religious fundamentalism, to legal as well as 'illegal' immigration, and to the threat of global terror; yet it also highlights new forms of intercultural communication and convivial exchange. Framed by contributions from novelists Patrick Neate and Rajeev Balasubramanyam, Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+ showcases how artistic representations in literature, film, music and the vi.

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