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Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies

Mapping Home in Contemporary Narratives

Authors: Bida, Aleksandra

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  • Draws on geocritical, spatiality, and mobilities studies
  • Examines the concept of “home” in literature, film, and culture
  • Provides transnational and global perspectives
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By offering an analysis of the idea of home across the individual, interpersonal, social, and global scales, Mapping Home aims to show the extent to which self-concept is deeply tied to constructions of home in a globally mobile age. The epistemological link between dwelling as "knowing oneself" and the experience of welcome as key to being able to map "one's place(s) in the world" are examined through Martin Heidegger's concept of dwelling, Zygmunt Bauman's notion of liquid modernity, Jacques Derrida's exploration of hostile hospitality, and Kwame Anthony Appiah's sense of cosmopolitanism as border-crossing conversation. To further explore these ideas, the book draws on multimodal literature and films that span genres, including gothic horror, fantasy and science fiction, thoughtful comedies, and politically nuanced tragedies. The quality that deeply links the texts is their ability to illuminate the stabilities and mobilities through which home not only mediates but also integrates an individual's diverse experiences of belonging in different locations as well as on different geocultural scales—from the intimate "household" to the more abstract "hometown" or "homeland" and beyond.

 

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Aleksandra Bida is Contract Lecturer at Ryerson University, Canada. She has a PhD in Communication and Culture from the joint program at Ryerson University and York University in Toronto.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mapping Home in Contemporary Narratives
Authors
Series Title
Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97967-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97967-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97966-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07428-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 241
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