Migrants and Cultural Memory: The Representation of Difference

Migrants and Cultural Memory: The Representation of Difference

by Micheal O'hAodha
     
 

This volume explores the discourses and representations that have circumvented the image that is the Traveller, the Roma (Gypsy) and migrant "Other". It is generally acknowledged that the globalisation and mass-media dissemination which characterise the current era have overseen a range of complex socio-cultural forces, many of which have blurred the once-reified

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This volume explores the discourses and representations that have circumvented the image that is the Traveller, the Roma (Gypsy) and migrant "Other". It is generally acknowledged that the globalisation and mass-media dissemination which characterise the current era have overseen a range of complex socio-cultural forces, many of which have blurred the once-reified borders of the post-Enlightenment, "modern," nation-state. Nowhere is this more evident than in the case of cultural diasporas and "traditionally" nomadic groups such as Travellers, Roma and other migrant cultures. This book points to the ongoing reconfiguration of once-dominant cultural narratives and explores the manner whereby aspects of the migrant experience are themselves echoed in the increasingly hybrid and diverse discourses that characterise Western countries of the present day.

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ISBN-13:
9781443811149
Publisher:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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