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The Resource Transnational women's fiction : unsettling home and homeland, Susan Strehle

Transnational women's fiction : unsettling home and homeland, Susan Strehle

Label
Transnational women's fiction : unsettling home and homeland
Title
Transnational women's fiction
Title remainder
unsettling home and homeland
Statement of responsibility
Susan Strehle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Transnational Women's Fiction interprets recent fiction by women writers from six homelands and finds that their invented homes reflect private forms of public exclusions and oppressions. The novels ground their action in houses that stand for the nation, each linked to damaging legacies of imperial domination. In novels written in English and published in Australia, Canada, India, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, and the United States between 1995 and 2005, the writers use fictional homes to criticize and effectively unsettle home and homeland." "Drawing together feminist and postcolonial theories, Susan Strehle links domestic practices and imperial projects. She advances a new view of home and homeland as intertwined hierarchical spaces exploiting people of unprivileged gender, race, class, religion, and ethnicity. Close readings of the six novels engage transnational women's fiction that unsettles home and dispels the sentimental narrative of homeland. In crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries, this book attempts to unsettle and renew."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strehle, Susan
Dewey number
823/.914093581
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W6
LC item number
S794 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • English literature
  • Home in literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Sex role in literature
Label
Transnational women's fiction : unsettling home and homeland, Susan Strehle
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : unsettling home and homeland
  • Homeless in the American empire : Toni Morrison's Paradise
  • The incandescent home : Margaret Atwood's The blind assassin
  • House of paper : Rosario Ferré's The house on the lagoon
  • The decolonized home : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple hibiscus
  • Exiles and orphans : Arundhati Roy's The god of small things
  • The home elsewhere : Simone Lazaroo's The Australian fiancé
  • Conclusion : unsettling inventions
Control code
ocn190597061
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 220 pages
Isbn
9780230536876
Lccn
2007052984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)190597061
Label
Transnational women's fiction : unsettling home and homeland, Susan Strehle
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : unsettling home and homeland
  • Homeless in the American empire : Toni Morrison's Paradise
  • The incandescent home : Margaret Atwood's The blind assassin
  • House of paper : Rosario Ferré's The house on the lagoon
  • The decolonized home : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple hibiscus
  • Exiles and orphans : Arundhati Roy's The god of small things
  • The home elsewhere : Simone Lazaroo's The Australian fiancé
  • Conclusion : unsettling inventions
Control code
ocn190597061
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 220 pages
Isbn
9780230536876
Lccn
2007052984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)190597061

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