Writing New Identities: Gender, Nation, and Immigration in Contemporary Europe

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  • ISBN-13: 9780816624614
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 8.93 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Gender, Nation, and Immigration in the New Europe 1
1 Ethnicity on the French Frontier 31
2 Narrative Strategies and Postcolonial Identity in Contemporary France: Leila Sebbar's Les Carnets de Sherazade 62
3 (Con)figuring Identity: Cultural Space of the Indo-British Border Intellectual 78
4 Black British Women Writing the Anti-Imperialist Critique 100
5 Looking through Non-Western Eyes: Immigrant Women's Autobiographical Narratives in Italian 118
6 Exile in the Promised Land: Self-Decolonization and Bodily Re-Membering in Ken Bugul's The Abandoned Baobab 143
7 Reclaiming Space: Jewish Women in Germany Today 171
8 Hidden Subjects, Secret Identities: Figuring Jews, Gypsies, and Gender in 1990s Cinema of Eastern Europe 196
9 Migrants' Literature or German Literature? Torkan's Tufan: Brief an einen islamischen Bruder 216
10 Scheherazade's Daughters: The Thousand and One Tales of Turkish-German Women Writers 230
11 "Life from Its Very Beginning at Its End": The Unhomely Boundaries in the Works of Bulgarian Author Blaga Dimitrova 249
12 Exile, Immigrant, Re/Unified: Writing (East) Postunification Identity in Germany 264
13 EU-phoria? Irish National Identity, European Union, and The Crying Game 295
14 Maternal Abject, Fascist Apocalypse, and Daughter Separation in Contemporary Swedish Novels 315
15 Ona: The New Elle-Literacy and the Post-Soviet Woman 337
16 What Are Women Made Of? Inventing Women in the Yugoslav Area 358
Contributors 375
Index 379
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