Studies in Mobilities, Literature, and Culture

Narratives of Forced Mobility and Displacement in Contemporary Literature and Culture

Authors: Bromley, Roger

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  • Broadens the discussion of contemporary mobilities linked to migrant/refugee narratives
  • Draws on films, literary fiction, memoir, and graphic novels
  • Examines refugees in continental Europe, the USA, and Palestine-Israel
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Narratives of Forced Mobility and Displacement in Contemporary Literature and Culture: Border Violence focuses on the evidence of the effects of displacement as seen in narratives—cinematic, photographic, and literary—produced by, with, or about refugees and migrants. The book explores refugee journeys, asylum-seeking, trafficking, and deportation as well as territorial displacement, the architecture of occupation and settlement, and border separation and violence. The large-scale movement of people from the global South to the global North is explored through the perspectives of the new mobilities paradigm, including the fact that, for many of the displaced, waiting and immobility is a common part of their experience. Through critical analysis drawing on cultural studies and literary studies, Roger Bromley generates an alternative “map” of texts for understanding displacement in terms of affect, subjectivity, and dehumanization with the overall aim of opening up new dialogues in the face of the current stream of anti-refugee rhetoric.


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Roger Bromley is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK, and, formerly, Visiting Professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, UK. He is the author of Narratives for a New Belonging: Diasporic Cultural Fictions (2000) and a number of other books and scholarly articles.

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“In his outstanding engagement with the recent literatures of enforced mobility and displacement, Roger Bromley assembles a significant range of resistant cultural responses to today’s expanding regimes of checkpointing, border control, and forced displacement that constitute our global coloniality. Resourced by an exceptional literacy in cultural studies, political theory, postcolonial critique, and decolonial thought, Bromley’s consistently dazzling analyses formulate vital new ways of thinking which steadfastly refuse the pernicious demonisation of precarious dwellers and refugees.” (John McLeod, Professor of Postcolonial and Diaspora Literatures, University of Leeds, UK)

“Roger Bromley’s wide-reaching book takes an incisive and theoretically rigorous look at how cultural practitioners are responding to the central geopolitical phenomenon of our times. Taking in multiple genres and geographical contexts, it is an invaluable resource for students and researchers alike.” (Agnes Woolley, Lecturer in Transnational Literature and Migration Cultures, Birkbeck, University of London, UK)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narratives of Forced Mobility and Displacement in Contemporary Literature and Culture
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Mobilities, Literature, and Culture
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-73596-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73596-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-73595-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 247
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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