Mobilities, Literature, Culture
  • Author : Marian Aguiar
  • Release Date : 25 September 2019
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 13 : 9783030270728

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Book excerpt: This is the first book dedicated to literary and cultural scholars’ engagement with mobilities scholarship. As such, the volume both advances new theoretical approaches to the study of culture and furthers the recent “humanities turn” in mobilities studies. The book’s scholarship is deeply informed by cultural geography’s vision of a mobilised reconceptualisation of space and place, but also by the contribution of literary scholars in articulating questions of travel, technologies of transport, (post)colonialism and migration through a close engagement with textual materials. A comprehensive introduction maps pre-histories and emerging directions of this exciting interdisciplinary endeavor while taking up the theoretical and methodological challenges of the burgeoning subfield. Contributions range across geographical and disciplinary boundaries to address questions of embodied subjectivities, mobility and the nation, geopolitics of migration, and mobilities futures.

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Publisher : Springer Nature
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Publisher : Springer Nature
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Publisher : BRILL
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Publisher : Springer Nature
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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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Publisher : transcript Verlag
Genre : Social Science
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Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Social Science
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Publisher : Unknown
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