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The Resource Transformations of the liminal self : configurations of home and identity for Muslim characters in British postcolonial fiction

Transformations of the liminal self : configurations of home and identity for Muslim characters in British postcolonial fiction

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Transformations of the liminal self : configurations of home and identity for Muslim characters in British postcolonial fiction
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Transformations of the liminal self
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configurations of home and identity for Muslim characters in British postcolonial fiction
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eng
Summary
The concept of home has been changing for more than a century. This change began with colonialism and the movement of people across the globe, often within a set power dynamic. Since people now move with greater frequency, the question of where home is and what home means is more relevant than ever before. Meticulously researched, Transformations of the Liminal Self addresses the formation of home and identity and the ways in which the latter depends on the former. Using the postcolonial Muslim characters in the literary works of British authors Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi, Zadie Smith, Monica Ali, and Fadia Faqir, author Alaa Alghamdi shows how home and identity are profoundly impacted by the power dynamics of the colonial relationship, the individual immigrant's experience, and the subject's multicultural setting. Drawing upon the theoretical work of Homi Bhabha, Rosemary Marangoly George, Gayatri Chakrovorty Spivak, and Edward Said, the conception of home and the formation of hybrid identities is examined and connected to larger cultural manifestations of Muslim Western relationships. More specifically, Alghamdi explores how these characters define their home. Bold and challenging, Alghamdis work offers a rigorous and well-articulated contribution to the ongoing academic conversation about identity and postcolonial literature
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Alghamdi, Alaa
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non fiction
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  • Rushdie, Salman
  • Kureishi, Hanif
  • Smith, Zadie
  • Ali, Monica
  • Faqir, Fadia
  • Muslims in literature
  • Islam in literature
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adult
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Transformations of the liminal self : configurations of home and identity for Muslim characters in British postcolonial fiction
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT12076938
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781462044894
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT12076938
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remote
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12076938
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Transformations of the liminal self : configurations of home and identity for Muslim characters in British postcolonial fiction
Link
Publication
Distribution
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.
Control code
MWT12076938
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781462044894
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12076938
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12076938
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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