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Contested spaces in contemporary North American novels : reading for space

Author: Şemsettin Tabur
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume investigates the ways in which Toni Morrison's A Mercy, Dionne Brand's In Another Place, Not Here, Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake, and Carolyn See's There Will Never Be Another You engage  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Şemsettin Tabur
ISBN: 1527502988 9781527502987
OCLC Number: 1005297864
Description: vi, 244 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
List of Abbreviations --
Introduction --
Chapter One: Space, the Spacial Turn, and Spatially Oriented Literary Studies. Space, Identity, Politics and Place: Theorizing Space as a Contested Concept --
The Spacial Turn in the Social Sciences. Henri Lefebvre and the Social Production of Space --
Edward Soja and Thirdspace --
Doreen Massey and the Relational Space --
Reading for Space. Space, Narrative, Geography, and Literature --
Spacially Oriented Literary Studies --
The (Relational) Space of This Study --
Conclusion --
Chapter Two: Reading Colonial Spaces in A Mercy. Colonialism, Space, and Literature --
Reading A Mercy for Space --
Narrative Spaces in A Mercy. The Physical Spaces of Colonialism --
"Dark Matter out There, Thick, Unknowable, Aching to be made into a World": The Imagined Spaces of Colonialism --
The Real-and-Imagined Spaces of Colonial Spatiality --
Conclusion --
Chapter Three: Spacial Justice and Claiming Space in In Another Place, Not Here. Space, Spacial Justice, and Literature --
Reading In Another Place, Not Here for Space --
Narrative Spaces in In Another Space, Not Here. The Physical Spaces of Injustice --
"And They Have Imagined Themselves into the White Town's Imagining": The Imagined Spaces of Injustice --
Claiming Space: Real-and-Imagined Spaces and Seeking Spacial Justice --
Conclusion --
Chapter Four: Reading Diaspora Spaces in The Namesake. Diaspora, Diaspora Space, and Literature --
Reading The Namesake for Space --
Narrative Spaces in The Namesake. The Physical Spaces of Diaspora --
The Dominant Representations of Diaspora Spaces --
Lived Spaces of Diaspora --
Conclusion --
Chapter Five: Reading Riskscapes in There Will Never Be Another You. Risk, Space, and Literature --
Reading There Will Never Be Another You for Space --
Narrative Spaces in There Will Never Be Another You. The Physical Spaces of/as Riskscapes --
The Dominant Representations of Riskscapes --
Real-and-Imagined Spaces as Alternative Riskscapes --
Conclusion --
Works Cited.
Responsibility: by Şemsettin Tabur.

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