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The non-national in contemporary American literature : ethnic women writers and problematic belongings

Author: Dalia M A Gomaa
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Series: American literature readings in the 21st century.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study argues that the notion of Americanness is constructed nationally within the U.S. geographical space, as well as transnationally outside that space. The transnational perception of the U.S. nation-space makes possible ambivalent positionings, which the author describes as non-national sites that challenge singular national affiliations and identifications"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dalia M A Gomaa
ISBN: 9781137496263 1137496266
OCLC Number: 946358078
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Non-national Subject in The Language of Baklava and An American Brat; 2 Reimagining the US National Time in West of the Jordan and The Last Generation; 3 Moments of (Un)belonging: The Spatial Configuration of Home(land) in The Time between Places: Stories that Weave in and out of Egypt and America and The Namesake; 4 Transnational Allegories and the Non-national Subject in The Ag ü ero Sisters and The Night Counter; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: American literature readings in the 21st century.
Responsibility: Dalia M.A. Gomaa.

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In this wide-ranging study, Gomma examines contemporary migrant narratives by Arab-American, Chicana, Indian-American, Pakistani-American, and Cuban-American women writers. Concepts such as national  Read more...

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"The book proposes the concept of `imagined transnational communities' and positions Arab American literature as a field that can broaden, deepen, and complicate the meaning of Americanness. Gomaa's Read more...

 
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