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Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology

A Literary Anthropology of Migration and Belonging

Roots, Routes, and Rhizomes

Editors: Fagerlid, Cicilie, Tisdel, Michelle A. (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the instrumental, symbolic and productive characteristics of narratives in literature with regard to form and content
  • Ties together literary and anthropological theory to explore the entanglement of narrative, subjectivities, and community formations
  • Demonstrates that narratives are inseparable from broader socio-political processes
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About this book

This collection pushes migration and "the minor" to the fore of literary anthropology. What happens when authors who thematize their “minority” background articulate notions of belonging, self, and society in literature? The contributors use “interface ethnography” and “fieldwork on foot” to analyze a broad selection of literature and processes of dialogic engagement. The chapters discuss German-speaking Herta Müller’s perpetual minority status in Romania; Bengali-Scottish Bashabi Fraser and the potentiality of poetry; vagrant pastoralism and “heritagization” in Puglia, Italy; the self-representation of European Muslims post 9/11 in Zeshan Shakar’s acclaimed Norwegian novel; the autobiographical narratives of Loveleen Rihel Brenna and the artist collective Queendom in Norway; the “immigrant” as a permanent guest in Spanish-language children’s literature; and Slovenian roots-searching in Argentina. This anthology examines the generative and transformative potentials of storytelling, while illustrating that literary anthropology is well equipped to examine the multiple contexts that literature engages. Chapter 4 of this book is available open access under a CC By 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

About the authors

Cicilie Fagerlid was Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Library Science at Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway, at the time of writing. Her previous research includes performance poetry on cosmopolitan and working-class Paris and the creation of new ways of being British Asian, both at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, Norway, where she has taught extensively. Currently, she writes ethnography from public libraries.

Michelle A. Tisdel holds a doctorate in Social Anthropology from Harvard University, USA. Her research interests include heritage production and discourses of belonging in Norway and Cuba. She conducted long-term research on Cuban museums and Afro-Cuban heritage production. Tisdel works as a research librarian at the National Library of Norway and specializes in migration and heritage themes.

Reviews

“This enlightening journey along the webbed paths connecting fiction, ethnography, migration and identity is a rich, timely contribution to the fertile field of literary anthropology.” 

Ellen Wiles, author of Invisible Crowd (2017) and Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts (2015)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: Literary Anthropology, Migration, and Belonging

    Pages 1-17

    Fagerlid, Cicilie (et al.)

  • Take a Walk on the Shepherd Side: Transhumant Narratives and Representations

    Pages 19-46

    Bindi, Letizia

  • In Search of a Suitable Home or the Perpetual Minority Status: Herta Müller’s Case

    Pages 47-70

    Stoicescu, Adrian

  • When Author Meets Audience: The Potentiality of Literature to Re-narrate Selves, Belonging, and National Community

    Pages 71-96

    Fagerlid, Cicilie

  • Biography, Descent, and Slovenization: Literature and Slovenian Migrants in Argentina

    Pages 97-123

    Molek, Nadia

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Literary Anthropology of Migration and Belonging
Book Subtitle
Roots, Routes, and Rhizomes
Editors
  • Cicilie Fagerlid
  • Michelle A. Tisdel
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34796-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34796-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34795-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 210
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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