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Narratives of migration and displacement in Dominican literature

Danny MГ©ndez

Narratives of migration and displacement in Dominican literature

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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dominican literature,
  • History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDanny Méndez
    SeriesRoutledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature -- 6
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPQ7400.5 .M46 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25054200M
    ISBN 109780415899116, 9780203128275
    LC Control Number2011037894

    Main Description This collection explores the literary tradition of Caribbean Latino literature written in the U. What stands out here is a critique of master discourses such as the insular ruling-class. How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Alvarez: The author relates her wonderful bildungsroman backwards, relaying the haunting story of four sisters who fled the Dominican Republic and eventually forged lives for themselves in America. She maintains that the experience of migration generates a "double consciousness" in migrant subjects, enabling them to question the national discourses of their home countries while criticizing U. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.

    Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia: With twisting chronology and raw openness, Cristina Garcia explores several generations of Cubans and Cuban-Americans during some of the most volatile moments of the country's history. Mona in the Promised Land by Gish Jen: A Chinese-American girl makes the controversial decision to convert to Judaism in an incredible novel about the heavy social constructs behind ethnicity and religion. In a rather different twist to the familiar theme, the experience of European women comes relayed through the lens of an American man. Main Description Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of Displacement is a collection of thirteen chapters that explores the literary tradition of Caribbean Latino literature written in the U.

    The Rise of David Lavinsky by Abraham Cahan: Born in Russia, the eponymous character comes of age amongst severe poverty and hardship before sailing to New York and growing progressively more embroiled in its culture. Language is seen as a weapon and as a refuge that gives voice to absent identities. Yet musicology has thus far largely ignored the phenomenon of displacement and underestimated its significance for musical landscapes and music history. Plenty of other excellent books exist out there to educate an open-minded populace about the issue from the perspective of those it impacts most.


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The chapters consider the way that spatial migration in literature serves as a metaphor for gender, sexuality, racial, identity, linguistic and national migrations.CUNY Dominican Studies Institute’s Chief Librarian Sarah Aponte is happy to share information about Prof.

Danny Méndez’s research visit from Michigan State University and the donation of his book to the Dominican Library Méndez, Danny. Narratives of Migration and Displacement in Dominican Literature. New York, New York: Routledge Press, Narratives of migration and displacement in Dominican literature.

[Danny Méndez] Dominican Diasporic Subjectivities in Junot Diaz's Drown 4. Crooked City Women: A Reading of Gender, Race and Migration in Narratives of Two Dominican Women Writers Afterword: Series Title: this excellent book from Danny Mendez is essential.". This collection explores the literary tradition of Caribbean Latino literature written in the U.S.

beginning with José Martí and concluding with Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Junot Díaz. The contributors consider the way that spatial migration in literature serves as a metaphor for gender, sexuality, racial, identity, linguistic, and.Mar 12,  · Establishing an interdisciplinary connection between Migration Studies, Post-Colonial Studies pdf Affect Theory, Méndez analyzes the symbolic interplay between emotions, cognitions, and displacement in the narratives written by and about Dominican and Dominican-Americans in the United States and Puerto tjarrodbonta.com by: Mar 12,  · Establishing an interdisciplinary connection between Migration Studies, Post-Colonial Studies and Affect Theory, Méndez analyzes the symbolic interplay between emotions, cognitions, and displacement in the narratives written by and about Dominican and Dominican-Americans in the United States and Puerto tjarrodbonta.com by: ‘Geographies Ebook Home‘, Loida Maritza Pérez’s only novel, is a ebook into the state of the complex, displaced human psyche.

As the novel follows a Dominican family’s move to the United States, it begins to chart and channel the psychological lives of its members; displacement, disillusionment and nuanced family relations come to the fore, revealing the trauma beneath.