Pivotal Studies in the Global American Literary Imagination
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Rejection and Disaffiliation in Twenty-First Century American Immigration Narratives

Authors: Daily, Katie

  • Examines the cultural climate and public policy of post-9/11 America
  • Contributes to scholarship on immigration narratives
  • Transcends previous scholarship focused on trauma and ethnically based categories
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Rejection and Disaffiliation in Twenty-First Century American Immigration Narratives examines changing attitudes about national sovereignty and affiliation. Katie Daily delinks twenty-first century American immigration narratives from 9/11, examining genre alterations within a scope of literary analysis that is wider than what “post-9/11” allows. What emerges is an understanding of the speed at which the rhetoric and aims of many twenty-first century immigration narratives significantly depart from the traditions established post-1900.  Daily investigates a recent trend in which novelists and filmmakers question what it means to be an immigrant in contemporary America and explores how these “disaffiliation” narratives challenge some of the most fundamental traditions in American literature and society.

 

About the authors

Katie Daily is Assistant Professor of English, at United States Military Academy at West Point, USA. She is the recipient of both teaching and publishing awards for her work as a professor and scholar.

Reviews

“This timely, authoritative study traces both the continuities and the sharp breaks with past tradition that shape our accounts of becoming —and not becoming —an American in the twenty-first century.  A vital subject, treated with literary-historical depth and nuance.” (Carlo Rotella, Director of American Studies, Boston College, USA, and author of Playing in Time: Essays, Profiles, and Other True Stories, 2012)

“This book provides an important intervention into our understanding of twenty-first century U.S. centered immigration narratives. The readings of particular texts are insightful, convincing, informative, and engaged with contemporary scholarship. Impressive in its scope and ambitious in its range, this book has the potential to add much to our collective understanding of contemporary American fiction and cultural understandings of immigration, mobility, and belonging.” (Duncan Faherty, Associate Professor of English and American Studies, Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA)

“How have immigrant narratives changed as we approach the present, and as 9/11 in particular brought worries about surveillance, border enforcement, and race into sharper focus? Katie Daily argues that these narratives are no longer focused on arrival but also departure, a leave-taking from this country as a reaction against its lack of hospitality to the stranger. Each chapter of Rejection and Disaffiliation moves expertly and systematically through the dynamics of this phenomenon, carefully selecting literary examples to read closely even while maintaining a sense of how they help illuminate the larger question she's addressing. In the process, this book yields brilliant insights into the ways in which America is made, and remade, in contemporary literature to reflect not only the concerns of the times but to act as a site of struggle where competing ideas about nation, race, and mobility are pitted against each other.” (Min Hyoung Song, Director of Asian American Studies, Boston College, USA, and author of The Children of 1965, 2013)

“Balancing evocative close readings of a wide range of contemporary literary texts with convincing social and historical analyses of many of 21st century America's most crucial issues, Dr. Daily's book has something to offer every student, every fellow scholar, and every American. Books like this can help us understand, empathize, and move closer toward that elusive but inspiring more perfect union.” (Ben Railton, Professor of English and American Studies, Fitchburg State University, USA)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Opportunities for Redefinition

    Pages 1-11

    Daily, Katie

  • Rejecting America

    Pages 13-39

    Daily, Katie

  • Detaining Our Own

    Pages 41-66

    Daily, Katie

  • Helpless Helpers

    Pages 67-100

    Daily, Katie

  • Moral Exhaustion

    Pages 101-125

    Daily, Katie

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rejection and Disaffiliation in Twenty-First Century American Immigration Narratives
Authors
Series Title
Pivotal Studies in the Global American Literary Imagination
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92129-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92129-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92128-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06369-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 141
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