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Author Tayeb, Lamia, 1975- author.

Title Kinship in the age of mobility and technology : migrant family mobilities in the contemporary global novel / Lamia Tayeb
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2021]

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Description 1 online resource (x, 204 pages)
Series Palgrave studies in mediating kinship, representation, and difference
Palgrave studies in mediating kinship, representation, and difference
Contents Material and representational mobilities: disciplinary convergences and epistemological encounters -- Kinship, migrant mobilities and global technologies -- Postcolonial migrant mobilities: Hanif Kureishi's and Zadie Smith's transcultural families -- Cultural and emotional mobilities: Monica Ali's and Jhumpa Lahiri's transnational wives and families -- Planetary mobilities: Khaled Hosseini's and Nadia Hashimi's forced mobilities and geographies of trauma -- Conclusion: Towars a planetary field of relation and cohabitation
Summary This volume aims to address kinship in the context of global mobility, while studying the effects of technological developments throughout the 20th century on how individuals and communities engage in real or imagined relationships. Using literary representations as a spectrum to examine kinship practices, Lamia Tayeb explores how transnational mobility, bi-culturalism and cosmopolitanism honed, to some extent, the relevant authors' concerns with the family and wider kinship relations: in these literatures, kinship and the family lose their familiar, taken-for-granted aspect, and yet are still conceived as "essential" spheres of relatedness for uprooted individuals and communities. Tayeb here studies writings by Hanif Kureishi, Zadie Smith, Monica Ali, Jhumpa Lahiri, Khaled Housseini and Nadia Hashimi, working to understand how transnational kinship dynamics operate when moved beyond the traditional notions of the blood relationship, relationship to place and identification with community. Lamia Tayeb is Assistant Professor of English at the Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia. She is the author of The Transformation of Political Identity from Commonwealth through Postcolonial Literature: The Cases of Nadine Gordimer, Michael Ondaatje and David Malouf (2006)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 13, 2021)
Subject Kureishi, Hanif -- Criticism and interpretation
Smith, Zadie -- Criticism and interpretation
Ali, Monica, 1967- -- Criticism and interpretation
Lahiri, Jhumpa -- Criticism and interpretation
Hosseini, Khaled -- Criticism and interpretation
Hashimi, Nadia -- Criticism and interpretation
Ali, Monica, 1967-
Hosseini, Khaled.
Kureishi, Hanif.
Lahiri, Jhumpa.
Smith, Zadie.
Kinship in literature.
Emigration and immigration in literature.
Technology in literature.
Migration, immigration & emigration.
Literature & literary studies.
Anthropology.
Social Science -- Emigration & Immigration.
Literary Criticism -- General.
Social Science -- Anthropology -- General.
Emigration and immigration in literature.
Kinship in literature.
Technology in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783030698898
3030698890