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The Resource Beyond the borders : American literature and post-colonial theory, edited by Deborah L. Madsen

Beyond the borders : American literature and post-colonial theory, edited by Deborah L. Madsen

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Beyond the borders : American literature and post-colonial theory
Title
Beyond the borders
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American literature and post-colonial theory
Statement of responsibility
edited by Deborah L. Madsen
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Language
eng
Summary
The contributors to this book challenge the usual boundaries of 'post-colonial' theory. Focusing on American literature, they examine how America's own imperial history has shaped the literatures that have emerged from within America -- for instance, from Native American, Latino, Black and Asian-American writers. They contrast this with postcolonial literatures from countries whose history has been shaped by American colonialism -- from Canada, Central America and the Caribbean to Hawaii, Indonesia and Vietnam. In this way the contributors explore key questions about national identity and multiculturalism: why, for instance, is a Native writer categorised within 'American literature' if writing on one side of the border, but as 'Canadian' and 'post-colonial' if writing on the other? This is a challenging collection that raises questions not only about the boundaries of post-colonial theory, but also about ethnicity and multiculturalism, and the impact of immigration and assimilation -- issues that lie at the heart of the literary curriculum
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IDEBK
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Beyond the borders : American literature and post-colonial theory, edited by Deborah L. Madsen
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Beyond the borders : American literature and post-colonial theory, edited by Deborah L. Madsen
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt183q5jn
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1. Ethnic literature and Post-colonialism. Indigenous literatures and postcolonial theories: reading from comparative frames / Chadwick Allen -- pt. 2. Post-colonialism at home. "Going into a whole different country": postcolonial "nation"-hood in Native American literature / Lee Schweninger and Cara Cilano -- Origin story: on being a white Native American(ist) / John Hunt Peacock, Jr. -- Counter-discursive strategies in contemporary Chicana writing / Deborah L. Madsen -- "At least one negro everywhere": African American travel writing / Alasdair Pettinger -- Unsettling Asian American literature: when more than America is in the heart / Rajini Srikanth -- Forging a postcolonial identity: women of Chinese ancestry writing in English / Mary Condé -- Border crossings: Filipino American literature in the United States / Angela Noelle Williams -- Reading the literatures of Hawaiʻi under an "Americanist" rubric / Paul Lyons
  • pt. 3. Post-colonialism in the Border regions. Writing migrations: the place(s) of U.S. Puerto Rican literature / Frances R. Aparicio -- Diasporic disconnections: insurrection and forgetfulness in contemporary Haitian and Latin-Caribbean women's literature / Myriam J.A. Chancy -- Reclaiming maps and metaphors: Canadian first nations and narratives of place / Richard J. Lane -- Thomas King and contemporary indigenous identities / Laura Peters -- pt. 4. American post colonialism at home and abroad. Vietnamese and Vietnamese Amercian literature in a postcolonial context / Renny Christopher -- Politics, pleasure, and intertextuality in contemporary Southeast Asian women's writing / Julie Shackford-Bradley -- U.S. and US: American literatures of immigration and assimilation / Geraldine Stoneham
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1 online resource (vi, 259 pages)
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online
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9781435660700
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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