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The Resource Putting place back into displacement : reevaluating diaspora in the contemporary literature of migration, by Christiane Steckenbiller

Putting place back into displacement : reevaluating diaspora in the contemporary literature of migration, by Christiane Steckenbiller

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Putting place back into displacement : reevaluating diaspora in the contemporary literature of migration
Title
Putting place back into displacement
Title remainder
reevaluating diaspora in the contemporary literature of migration
Statement of responsibility
by Christiane Steckenbiller
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Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation is an interdisciplinary project that marries cultural geography and literary criticism to reevaluate traditional notions of what has been described as displacement or diaspora by shifting focus onto emplacement and locality. Responding to the thematic preoccupation with spatiality and movement in representative twenty-first-century texts like Emine Sevgi Ödamar's Seltsame Sterne starren zur Erde (Strange Stars Stare toward the Earth), Leila Aboulela's Minaret, and Teju Cole's Open City, I claim that these literary works envision radically new possibilities for migrants to attach meanings and symbolism to their everyday lived space. Specifically, I argue that migrants construct a sense of belonging in their new environment that manifests in affective or cognitive terms: as a sense of home and comfort and/or as a way of knowing. Employing a critical geographical conceptualization of "place" this dissertation analyzes examples from the German and Anglo-American context, concentrating in particular on intimate places like dwellings, parks, and neighborhoods, as well as on the city as a larger cultural construct. The last two chapters further develop the idea that new media{u2014}as represented in Nell Freudenberger's novel The Newlyweds and by Teju Cole's Twitter feed{u2014}produce new forms of community and interconnectedness. These bring the multiple homelands closer together than before and drastically alter traditional experiences of migration
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MUU
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Steckenbiller, Christiane
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2013.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of South Carolina
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN56.E59
LC item number
S74 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1967-
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Ivory, Yvonne
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  • Emigration and immigration in literature
  • Immigrants in literature
  • Minority authors
  • Literature, Modern
  • Immigrants
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Assimilation (Sociology) in literature
  • Home in literature
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Putting place back into displacement : reevaluating diaspora in the contemporary literature of migration, by Christiane Steckenbiller
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  • Department of Comparative Literature
  • "UMI Number: 3564402."
  • "2013."
  • Thesis supervisor/advisor: Yvonne Ivory
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-276)
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • t
Content type MARC source
rdamedia
Control code
945383124
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
iv, 276 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781303132469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other control number
UMI 3564402
System control number
(OCoLC)945383124
Label
Putting place back into displacement : reevaluating diaspora in the contemporary literature of migration, by Christiane Steckenbiller
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Department of Comparative Literature
  • "UMI Number: 3564402."
  • "2013."
  • Thesis supervisor/advisor: Yvonne Ivory
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-276)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • t
Content type MARC source
rdamedia
Control code
945383124
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
iv, 276 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781303132469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
UMI 3564402
System control number
(OCoLC)945383124

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