Writing Across Worlds

Author: John Connell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134846401
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International migration has long been a dominant feature of world literature from both post-industrial and developing countries. The increasing demands of the global economic system and continued political instability in many of the world's region have highlighted this shifting map of the world's peoples. Yet, political concern for the larger scale economic and social impact of migration has effectively obscured the nature of the migratory nature of the migratory experience itself, the emotions and practicalities of departure, travel, arrival and the attempt to rebuild a home. Writing Across Worlds explores an extraordinary range of migration literaturesm from letters and diaries to journalistic articles, autobiographies and fiction, in order to analyse the reality of the migrant's experience. The sheer range of writings - Irish, Friulian, Italian, Jewish and South Asian British, Gastarbeiter literature from Germany, Pied noir, French-Algerian and French West Indian writing, Carribbean novels, Slovene emigrant texts, Japanese-Canadian writing, migration in American novels, narratives from Australia, South Africa, Samoa and others - illustrate the diversity of global migratory experience and emphasise the social context of literature. The geographic and literary range of Writing Across Worlds makes this collection an invaluable analysis of migration, giving voice to the hope, pain, nostalgia and triumph of lives lived in other places.

A Companion To Translation Studies

Author: Sandra Bermann
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118616154
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This companion offers a wide-ranging introduction to the rapidlyexpanding field of translation studies, bringing together some ofthe best recent scholarship to present its most important currentthemes Features new work from well-known scholars Includes a broad range of geo-linguistic and theoreticalperspectives Offers an up-to-date overview of an expanding field A thorough introduction to translation studies for bothundergraduates and graduates Multi-disciplinary relevance for students with diverse careergoals


Author: Michael Samers
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135195048
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Migration is an advanced, yet accessible, introduction to migration and immigration in a global context. It offers a critical, multi-disciplinary approach to the subject, borrowing from human geography, political science, social anthropology and sociology. However, unlike other broad volumes on the subject, it emphasizes a theoretical and conceptual approach to the study of migration. Specifically, Migration adopts a unique geographical approach by employing spatial concepts such as place, scale, and territory. Using these spatial concepts, the author argues that most studies of migration begin with either an undue emphasis on nation-states as a lens on migration or on the contrary rely on exaggerated notions of trans-nationalism. Migration neither neglects the importance of nation states nor the significance of transnationalism, but it focuses on how local contexts matter to migration. The book covers such topics as migration categories, the explanation of different forms of migration, migration and employment, the geopolitics of migration and immigration and citizenship, rights, and belonging. This text is not simply an encyclopaedic overview of migration theories, trends and facts; rather, it is designed to have lasting intellectual value by providing particular arguments in each theme-based chapter. While it advocates certain arguments, it is also clearly written in an engaging and accessible manner for an undergraduate audience. Its clear structure is complemented by a combination of pedagogical features, such as case-study boxes, summary questions at the end of each chapter and a glossary. The book is designed for courses and modules on migration and immigration at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and both students and academics will find it exceptionally useful.

Widows In White

Author: Linda Reeder
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802085252
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Tracing the changing notions of female and male in rural Sicily, Linda Reeder examines the lives of rural Sicilian women and the changes that took place as a result of male migration to the United States.

Mapping World Literature

Author: Mads Rosendahl Thomsen
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441156488
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Mapping World Literature explores the study of literature and literary history in light of global changes, looking at what defines world literature in the 21st century. Surveying ideas of literature from Goethe to the present, Thomsen devises a compelling concept of literary constellations. He discusses a wide-range of critical positions, identifies the limits of comparative and post-colonial approaches and examines two specific cases: literature written by migrant writers and the literature of genocide, war and disaster. Mapping World Literature captures new ways of understanding the patterns and trends that emerge in literature, opening up and inspiring research to map patterns in the field.

Atlas Of Human Migration

Author: Russell King
Editor: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554072873
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A chronological history of the migration of humans from prehistoric times onward discusses the causes, means, and effects of mass migrations on language, societies, and empires.

Migration Literature And The Nation

Author: Armando Vargas
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This dissertation examines the ties between nation and narration while emphasizing the case of Arab writers in Brazil. Specifically, it analyzes the discourse of Brazilian nation-building that emerged during the peak period of immigration there, discusses the Arab response to this discourse over time and, finally, undertakes a close reading of Milton Hatoum's famous rewriting of the nation in Dois irmaos (The Brothers).


Author: Albert Wendt
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824815851
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"When Olamaiileoti Monroe takes her seventy-five-year-old father, Finau, on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, both are caught up in a search for understanding of each other and the ties that bind them. Their story unfolds on an international stage - in Samoa, New Zealand, New York, and Israel - and opposes the modern selfishness of Ola to the moral complexity of Finau."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Becoming Urban

Author: Ellen Elizabeth Boccuzzi
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Migrant Cartographies

Author: Sandra Ponzanesi
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739107553
Size: 14,80 MB
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In recent years, Europe has had to constantly rethink and redefine its attitude toward new flows of immigrations. Issues of boundaries and identity have been integral to this reflection. Through a magnificent collection of essays, Migrant Cartographies examines both sites and conflicts and the way in which forms of belonging and identity have been reinvented. With careful analysis and exceptional insight, this volume explores the most recent literature on migration as seen from different European viewpoints. This book fills a conspicuous void in migration literature, as there are no comprehensive books on migrant literatures in Europe that address the full range of complexities of colonial legacies and linguistic productions.