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Settling down and settling up : the second generation in black Canadian and black British women's writing / Andrea Katherine Medovarski.

Author/Creator:
Medovarski, Andrea, 1973- author.
Publication:
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London: University of Toronto Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
English literature -- Black authors -- History and criticism.
Canadian literature -- Black authors -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Canadian literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Children of immigrants -- Great Britain -- Intellectual life.
Children of immigrants -- Canada -- Intellectual life.
Canadian literature -- Black authors.
Canadian literature -- Women authors.
Children of immigrants -- Intellectual life.
English literature -- Black authors.
English literature -- Women authors.
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Canada.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"Comparing second generation children of immigrants in black Canadian and black British women's writing, Settling Down and Settling Up extends discourses of diaspora and postcolonialism by expanding recent theory on movement and border crossing. While these concepts have recently gained theoretical currency, this book argues that they are not always adequate frameworks through which to understand second generation children who wish to reside "in place" in the nations of their birth. Considering migration and settlement as complex, interrelated processes that inform each other across multiple generations and geographies, Andrea Medovarski challenges the gendered constructions of nationhood and diaspora with a particular focus on Canadian and British black women writers, including Dionne Brand, Esi Edugyan, and Zadie Smith. Re-evaluating gender and spatial relations, Settling Down and Settling Up argues that local experiences, often conceptualized through the language of the feminine and the domestic in black women's writings, are no less important than travel and border crossings."-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781442640375
1442640375
OCLC:
1079364734
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