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Women on the move : body, memory and femininity in present-day transnational diasporic writing

Author: Silvia Pellicer-Ortín; Julia Tofantšuk
Publisher: New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2019. ©2019
Series: Routledge studies in contemporary literature, 23.
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Women on the Move: Body, Memory and Feminity in Present-day Transnational Diasporic Writing explores the role of women in the current globailized era as active migrants. The authors have brought together a collection of essays from scholars in diaspora, migration and gender studies to take a look at the female experince of migration and globalization by covering topics such as vulnerability, empowerment, trauma,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Silvia Pellicer-Ortín; Julia Tofantšuk
ISBN: 1138321990 9781138321991
OCLC Number: 1055679885
Description: xx, 266 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsNotes on ContributorsForewordDisturbing Transitions: Critical Inner Landscapes of MigrationJill LewisIntroductionThe Female Body and Self in the Glocal: Plights and Opportunities for Contemporary Diasporic WomenSilvia Pellicer-Ortin and Julia KuznetskiSECTION 1Unbelonginess and Displacement in the Diaspora: Finding a Voice Through Narrative1 The Travelling Bodies of African Prostitutes in the Transnational Space in Chris Abani's Becoming Abigail (2006) and Chika Unigwe's On Black Sisters' Street (2009)Ceidric Courtois 2 A Traumatic Romance of (Un)Belonginess: NoViolet Bulawayo's We Need New NamesMerve Sarikaya-Sen SECTION 2Globality, Locality and Cosmpolitanism3 Dancing Across Nations: The Transnational and the Glocal in Zadie Smith's Swing TimeBeatriz Perez Zapata4 Taiye Selasi and the Afropolitan Daughters of the DiasporaMaria Rocio Cobo-PineroSECTION 3Defining Feminine Spaces: Home, Self, Identity and Food5 "By Way of Their Fingers": Making Sense of Self and Home in Selected Short Stories by Edwidge Danticat, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieCorinne Bigot 6 In the Kitchen with Monica Ali: Flavouring Gender and DiasporaChiara Battisti and Sidia FioratoSECTION 4Femininity, Spatiality and Liminality 7 Recalling Female Migration in Contemporary Irish Novels: An Intersectional ApproachMaria Amor Barros-del Rio 8 Liminality and Affective Mobility in Anne Enright's The Green Road Selen Aktari-Sevgi 9 Movement, Places and Knotted History in Charlotte Mendelson's Almost EnglishJulia KuznetskiSECTION 5Crossing Borders: Female Bodies and Identities in Transit10 Travelling the US-Mexican Border, Challenging ChicanidadPaul Russe and Maialen Antxustegi-Etxarte 11 Under the Skin of British History: Bodies in Transit in Andrea Levy's Small IslandCarolina Sanchez-Palencia 12 Short Stories on the Move: Mapping Memory and Constructing the (Jewish) Diasporic Female Self in Michelene Wandor's False RelationsSilvia Pellicer-OrtinIndex
Series Title: Routledge studies in contemporary literature, 23.
Responsibility: edited by Silvia Pellicer-Ortín and Julia Tofantšuk.

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Women on the Move: Body, Memory and Feminity in Present-day Transnational Diasporic Writing explores the role of women in the current globailized era as active migrants. The authors have brought together a collection of essays from scholars in diaspora, migration and gender studies to take a look at the female experince of migration and globalization by covering topics such as vulnerability, empowerment, trauma, identity, memory, violence and gender contruction, which will continue to shape contemporary literature and the culture at large.

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