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Beyond the Borders free pdf The contributors to this book challenge the usual boundaries of "post-colonial" theory. Focusing on American literature, they examine how America's own imperial history has shaped the literatures that have emerged from within America - for instance, from Native American, Latino, Black and Asian-American writers. They contrast this with postcolonial literatures from countries whose history has been shaped by American colonialism - from Canada, Central America and the Caribbean to Hawaii, Indonesia and Vietnam. In this way the contributors explore key questions about national identity and multiculturalism: why, for instance, is a Native writer categorized within "American literature" if writing on one side of the border, but as "Canadian" and "post-colonial" if writing on the other? This is a challenging collection that raises questions not only about the boundaries of post-colonial theory, but also about ethnicity and multiculturalism, and the impact of immigration and assimilation - issues that lie at the heart of the literary curriculum.

About Deborah L. Madsen

Deborah Madsen is Professor American Literature at the University of Geneva. Her previous books are Post-Colo Literatures (Pluto Press, 1999) Feminist Theory and Literary Practice (Pluto Press, 2000).

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Author : Deborah L. Madsen
Publisher : Pluto Press
Data Published : 15 August 2003
ISBN : 0745320457
EAN : 9780745320458
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 259 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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