Literature on the Move

Comparing Diasporic Ethnicities in Europe and the Americas


1. Edition, 2002
360 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-1405-7
Product: Book
Edition: Hardcover
Subject: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Series: American Studies – A Monograph Series, Volume No.: 97
Available: 12.06.2002

Keywords: Multikulturalität, Ethnizität, Political Correctness, ethnische Identität, Migration, Transmigration


Literature on the Move investigates the creativity emerging from the ruptures, unforeseen intersections, and new fusions of transmigration. The cultural bifocality of the essays by established scholars such as Wolfgang Binder, Karla Holloway, Elaine Kim, A. Robert Lee, Lisa Lowe, and Sterling Stuckey as well as new voices from around the globe provides insights into this creativity of a score of uprooted ethnicities. The chapters, including "Constructing the Ethnic", "Negotiating Identity", "Remembering and Forgetting in the Diaspora", "Performing Ethnicity", "Hybridizing the Ethnic Text", "Contesting Oppression and (Post)Colonialism", "Correcting Political Correctness", reflect concerns of ethnic studies in the twenty-first century. The reader of Literature on the Move is invited to join the quest for imagined spaces and multicultural consciousness in Europe, the Americas, and inbetween.