A Fluid Sense of Self

ab 19,90 

Silvia Schultermandl, Sebnem Toplu (Eds.)

The Politics of Transnational Identity

ISBN 978-3-643-50227-8
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2010
Seiten 256
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Contributions to Transnational Feminism

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In this era of increasing global mobility, identities are too complex to
be captured by concepts that rely on national borders for reference. Such
identities are not unified or stable, but are fluid entities which
constantly push at the boundaries of the nation-state, thereby re-defining
themselves and the nation-state simultaneously. Contemporary literature
pays specific attention to internal and external notions of belonging
(„Politics of Motion“) and definitions of self resulting from
interpersonal relationships („Politics of Longing“). This collection
looks at texts by authors who are British, American, or Canadian, but for
whom a self-definition according national parameters is insufficient.

Silvia Schultermandl is assistant professor of American Studies at the
University of Graz, Austria. Sebnem Toplu is associate professor of
English at Ege University, Turkey.