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Contested Spaces in Contemporary North American Novels : reading for space

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Tabur, Şemsettin:
Contested Spaces in Contemporary North American Novels : reading for space.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing , 2017 . - 254 p.
ISBN 978-1-5275-0298-7
( Doctoral thesis, 2017, Universität Bayreuth)

Official URL: Volltext

Abstract in another language

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 with the physical, ideological, and socially constructed “real-and-imagined” spaces of colonialism, justice, diaspora, and risk. Building on a range of theoretical approaches to the production of space, this study argues for the significance of literature as a cartographic practice charting the intricacies of the socio-spatiality of human life. Through rigorous readings, this book examines each novel as a critical map that both represents and explores contested spaces and alternative spatial negotiations. These spatially oriented literary analyses contribute to recent conceptualizations of space as socially and relationally produced, open, dynamic, and contested, and enrich the existing scholarship on the novels discussed here.

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Item Type: Doctoral thesis
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair American Studies / Intercultural Anglophone Studies > Chair American Studies / Intercultural Anglophone Studies - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sylvia Mayer
Graduate Schools > University of Bayreuth Graduate School
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
800 Literature > 810 American literature in English
900 History and geography > 910 Geography, travel
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2019 08:38
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 08:54
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/47202