British Multicultural Literature and Superdiversity

Authors: Rahbek, Ulla

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  • Incorporates socio-political and humanistic explorations of multiculturalism
  • Examines how multiculturalism is understood in various genres
  • Highlights a wide range British authors from different ethnic and religious backgrounds
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This book explores contemporary British multicultural multi-genre literature. Considering socio-political and philosophical ideas about British multiculturalism, superdiversity and conviviality, Ulla Rahbek studies a broad range of texts by writers from across the majority-minority divide. The text focuses on figurative registers and metaphorical richness in multicultural poetry and investigates the interlocked issue of recognition, representation and identity in memoirs. Rahbek analyses how twenty-first-century British multicultural novels both envision and reimagine an inclusive nation and thematise the detrimental effects of individual exclusion on characters’ pursuits of the good life. She observes the ways that short stories pivot on ambivalent encounters and intercultural dialogue, and she reflects on the public good of multicultural literature.


About the authors

Ulla Rahbek is Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literature at Copenhagen University, Denmark. Her most recent publications are Global Voices (2016) and, with Eva Rask Knudsen, In Search of the Afropolitan: Encounters, Conversations, and Contemporary Diasporic African Literature (2016).


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“In British Multicultural Literature and Superdiversity, Ulla Rahbek uses theory illuminatingly and with a light touch to say some compelling things about both emerging and established texts. Particular strengths are the range of genres discussed, and Rahbek’s welcome focus on Jewish, Chinese-British, and white authors as well as Black British and British Asian writers. I learnt a great deal from reading this volume, and thoroughly enjoyed its snappy chapters and the clear line of enquiry.” (Claire Chambers, Senior Lecturer in Global Literature at the University of York, UK, and author of Making Sense of Contemporary British Muslim Novels (2019))

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Multicultural Literature and Superdiversity
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22125-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22125-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22124-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 224
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