Narrating Violence, Constructing Collective Identities

'To Witness These Wrongs Unspeakable'

Authors: Chandra, G.

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A study of distinct forms of mass violence, the narratives each kind demands, and the collective identities constructed from and upon these, this book focuses around readings of popular and influential novels such as Toni Morrison's Beloved, Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and Isabel Allende's The House of Spirits.

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GITI CHANDRA teaches English Literature at St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, India. Her Doctoral thesis is from Rutgers University, NJ, and she has been a Course Writer for the Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Non-realism: the Once and Future Reality or Twice Abused Bodies and the Question of Agency

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    Pages 1-7

  • The Mystery of Violence

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    Pages 8-18

  • ‘To witness … these wrongs unspeakable’: the Metaphorical, the Material and the Violenced Body

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    Pages 19-49

  • Remembering and Dismembering: Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Sula

    Chandra, Giti

    Pages 50-72

  • Immigration and Identity: Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior and Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club

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    Pages 73-104

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narrating Violence, Constructing Collective Identities
Book Subtitle
'To Witness These Wrongs Unspeakable'
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-23390-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230233904
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-21962-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30507-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 185
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