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Beyond the Borders: American Literature and Post-Colonial Theory (Hardback)
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Beyond the Borders: American Literature and Post-Colonial Theory (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 20/08/2003
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This book challenges the boundaries of postcolonial theory. Focusing on American literature, it examines how America's own imperial history has shaped the literature that has emerged from America, from Native American, Latino, Black and Asian-American writers. They contrast this with postcolonial literature from countries whose history has been shaped by American colonialism, from Canada, Central America and the Caribbean to Hawaii, Indonesia and Vietnam.

It explores questions about national identity and multiculturalism: why, for instance, is a Native writer categorised within 'American literature' if writing on one side of the border, but as 'Canadian' and 'postcolonial' if writing on the other?

This is a challenging collection that raises questions not only about the boundaries of postcolonial theory, but also about ethnicity and multiculturalism, and the impact of immigration and assimilation.

Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745320465
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 19 mm

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