New Slaveries in Contemporary British Literature and Visual Arts: The Ghost and the Camp (Hardback)Pietro Deandrea (author)
Hardback 204 Pages / Published: 01/03/2015
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The book is a study of the literature and visual arts concerned with the many and diverse forms of slaveries produced by globalisation in Britain since the early 1990s. Starting from the sociological and political analyses of the issue, it combines postcolonial and Holocaust studies in a twin perspective based on the recurrent images of the ghost and the concentration camp, whose manifold shapes populate today's Britain. It focuses on a wide range of works: novelists and crime writers (Chris Abani, Chris Cleave, Marina Lewycka, Ian Rankin, Ruth Rendell), film directors (Nick Broomfield), photographers (Dana Popa), playwrights (Clare Bayley, Cora Bissett and Stef Smith, Abi Morgan, Lucy Kirkwood) and dystopian artists such as Alfonso Cuaron, P. D. James and Salman Rushdie. It is aimed at both students and scholars in English, postcolonial, Holocaust, globalisation and slavery studies: applied to new slaveries, all these fields are invested with new, contemporary significance.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 204
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 23 mm
'This book is carefully structured and moves elegantly through a range of diverse subjects, from Chinese cockle-pickers to European sex-trafficking, and media, spanning literature, cinema, theatre and photography.' Zoe Bulaitis, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Exeter, Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language, vol. vii (2015) 'Deandrea's main purpose is to expose the network of invisibility and confinement constitutive of new slavery in Britain under conditions of globalization and neoliberal conjuncture while shedding light, at the same time, on its ability to seamlessly infiltrate (and sustain) the everyday structure and logics of 'respectable' lives.' Lidia De Michelis, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Altre Modernita -- .
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