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Occupying Space in American Literature and Culture : Static Heroes, Social Movements and Empowerment.

Author: Ana M Manzanas; Jesús Benito Sanchez
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Routledge transnational perspectives on American literature.
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Occupying Space in American Literature and Culture inscribes itself within the spatial turn that permeates the ways we look at literary and cultural productions. The volume seeks to clarify the connections between race, space, class, and identity as it concentrates on different occupations and disoccupations, enclosures and boundaries. Space is scaled up and down, from the body, the ground zero of spatiality, to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Manzanas, Ana M.
Occupying Space in American Literature and Culture : Static Heroes, Social Movements and Empowerment.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ana M Manzanas; Jesús Benito Sanchez
ISBN: 9781317917960 1317917960
OCLC Number: 881415783
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (338 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Spatial and Ideological Occupations; The Tightrope Walker and the Occupation of Space; Static Versus Nomadic Heroes in American Literature; 1. Emptying Out the Premises: Static Heroes Reclaiming Space; Nomad Spaces/Nomadic Thought; Bartleby's Occupation of Space; Undoing the Lines of Language; Undoing the Lines of Space; Bartleby as the Ground Zero of Text and Space. 2. Places of Eviction and Places of Self-Exemption: The Homeless in William Kennedy's Ironweed and Don DeLillo's CosmopolisWilliam Kennedy's Ironweed: Places of Eviction and Abjection; From the Cemetery to the Junkyard: The City of the (Non) Dead; Albany: Invisible and Visible Geographies; The Jungle; Delillo's Cosmopolis: Places of Self-Exemption; Man-Tower; Man-Limo Cruising Manhattan; Windows into the Real (in Reverse); Impure Spaces; Place (and Time) Regained; Homeless Doubles and Draughty Spaces; Icarian Flights: Exiles, Homeless, and Squatters in Hysteron Proteron. 3. Circling the Alien: Camp Logic in Austerlitz, Citizen 13660, and Lunar Braceros 2125-2148Camp as Nomos; Sebald's Austerlitz: A Higher form of Stereometry; Okubo's Bios in the Camp; Camp as Heterotopia: Tanforan Racetrack; Topaz Internment Camp and Pioneer Existence: The West in Reverse; Camps and Propaganda: Happy Internment in News Reels; Between the Limit and the Boundary: Undoing the Line; Lunar Braceros 2125-2148: From Reservations to Lunar Dumping Sites; Reservations and New Camps; Moon Trash-Tech Duty; District X. 4. Between Border and Dwelling: The Divisibility of the Line in Frozen River and WelcomeFrozen River: Undoing the Lines; Territorial Contentions; You Are Welcome; The Aporias of Smuggling; The Responsibility Towards the Other; A Good Used Single-Wide: Dwelling and Welcoming; Welcome; Contact Zones and the Unlikely Host; Welcome and the Double Summons; The Rerouted Camp in Calais and the Autoimmune Crisis; The Alternative Summons; 5. From Bartleby to Occupy Wall Street: The Politics of Empty Spaces; We the 99%; Yes We Camp: The Agora and the Domus; Fear of the Vacuum; Notes; Bibliography.
Series Title: Routledge transnational perspectives on American literature.

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Occupying Space in American Literature and Culture inscribes itself within the spatial turn that permeates the ways we look at literary and cultural productions. The volume seeks to clarify the connections between race, space, class, and identity as it concentrates on different occupations and disoccupations, enclosures and boundaries. Space is scaled up and down, from the body, the ground zero of spatiality, to the texturology of Manhattan; from the striated place of the office in Melville's ""Bartleby, the Scrivener"" on Wall Street, to the striated spaces of internment camps and.

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