The Resource Migrant sites : America, place, and diaspora literatures, Dalia Kandiyoti

Migrant sites : America, place, and diaspora literatures, Dalia Kandiyoti

Label
Migrant sites : America, place, and diaspora literatures
Title
Migrant sites
Title remainder
America, place, and diaspora literatures
Statement of responsibility
Dalia Kandiyoti
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Migrant Sites, Dalia Kandiyoti presents a compelling corrective to the traditional immigrant and melting pot story. This original and wide-ranging study embraces Jewish, European, and Chicana/o and Puerto Rican literatures of migration and diasporization through the literary works of Abraham Cahan, Willa Cather, Estela Portillo Trambley, Sandra Cisneros, Piri Thomas, and Ernesto Quinonez. The author offers a transformed understanding of the ways in which the sense of place shapes migration imaginaries in U.S. writing. Place is a crucial category, one that along with race, class, and gender, has a profound impact in shaping migration and diaspora identities and storytelling. Migrant Sites highlights enclosure as a prominent sense of place and translocality as its counterpart in diaspora experiences created in fiction. Repositioning national literature as diaspora literature, the author shows that migrant legacies such as colonialism, empire, borders, containment, and enclosure are part of the American story and constitute the "diaspora sense of place."
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
810.9/920691
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.I48
LC item number
K36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Reencounters with colonialism: new perspectives on the Americas
Label
Migrant sites : America, place, and diaspora literatures, Dalia Kandiyoti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-237) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Place and diaspora literature : Introduction -- Reformulating diaspora spatialities -- Part II. Diasporizing local color and regionalism : Crossing Delancey: Jewish diaspora locality and U.S. literature -- Pluralism in the immigrant prairie: Willa Cather's civilized primitives -- Part III. Writing enclosure and translocality in the civil rights era and after : "Cuando lleguemos / When we arrive": the small town and the poetics of Chicana/o place -- The poetics of Aquí: barriocentrism in Puerto Rican diaspora literature from mean streets to neo-noir -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn667078223
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781584658795
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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247300
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25073394
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)667078223
  • pebcs1584658053

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