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Entortung, hybride Sprache und Identitätsbildung

Patrice Djoufack

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ISBN 10: 3899717627 / ISBN 13: 9783899717624
Published by V&R unipress, 2010
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Title: Entortung, hybride Sprache und ...

Publisher: V&R unipress

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

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English summary: The volume deals with the constitution of language and identity in literary texts written in the diaspora. The cultural approach enables an understanding of the intercultural experiences described here and an exploration of processes and strategies for generating and transforming language, culture and identity. In order to give the analysis of selected literary works a terminological and methodological framework, the author first discusses theories on postcolonial and discourse-theoretical concepts of identity and language. The text analyses show that by turning to fiction, the authors discussed here are able to exploit a power-free arena, which is helpful when deliberating over language and identity, as they can devise scenarios of intercultural encounter and diasporic experience, and put the possibilities of self-discovery to the test. In the conceptualisation of the subject, the authors 'articulate' memories, wishes, and - above all - first-hand experiences with discursive power. The innovative element here is that the experience of diaspora and interculturality offers the possibility to scrutinize and enlarge on this understanding of discursively constituted identities. German text. German description: Dieser Band behandelt die Konstitution von Sprache und Identitat in literarischen Texten, die unter den Bedingungen der Diaspora entstanden sind. Ein kulturwissenschaftlicher Ansatz ermoglicht, die hier thematisierten interkulturellen Erfahrungen zu erfassen sowie Prozesse und Strategien der Generierung und Transformation von Sprache, Kultur und Identitat zu erkunden. ~ Um der Analyse ausgewahlter literarischer Werke einen begrifflichen und methodischen Rahmen zu geben, diskutiert der Autor zunachst Theorien zu postkolonialen und diskurstheoretischen Identitats- und Sprachkonzepten. Die Textanalysen zeigen, dass die behandelten Autoren durch Hinwendung zum Bereich des Fiktionalen einen machtfreien Bereich erschliessen, der hinsichtlich eines Nach

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