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Palgrave Studies in Mediating Kinship, Representation, and Difference

Kinship in the Age of Mobility and Technology

Migrant Family Mobilities in the Contemporary Global Novel

Authors: Tayeb, Lamia

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  • Places the transnational family in the context of new kinship studies
  • Explores how technology affects how individuals and communities engage in relationships, both real and imagined
  • Build connections between social sciences (anthropological kinship and family studies, gender studies, migration studies, critical race theory, mobility studies) and the humanities
  • Explores the emerging planetary paradigm in twenty-first-century literature and political thought and the way it informs literary accounts of kinship and the transnational family
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This volume aims to address kinship in the context of global mobility, while studying the effects of technological developments throughout the 20th century on how individuals and communities engage in real or imagined relationships. Using literary representations as a spectrum to examine kinship practices, Lamia Tayeb explores how transnational mobility, bi-culturalism and cosmopolitanism honed, to some extent, the relevant authors’ concerns with the family and wider kinship relations: in these literatures, kinship and the family lose their familiar, taken-for-granted aspect, and yet are still conceived as ‘essential’ spheres of relatedness for uprooted individuals and communities. Tayeb here studies writings by Hanif Kureishi, Zadie Smith, Monica Ali, Jhumpa Lahiri, Khaled Housseini and Nadia Hashimi, working to understand how transnational kinship dynamics operate when moved beyond the traditional notions of the blood relationship, relationship to place and identification with community.

About the authors

Lamia Tayeb is Assistant Professor of English at the Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Tunis (UTM), Tunisia. She is the author of The Transformation of Political Identity from Commonwealth through Postcolonial Literature: The Cases of Nadine Gordimer, Michael Ondaatje and David Malouf (2006).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Material and Representational Mobilities: Disciplinary Convergences and Epistemological Encounters

    Pages 1-31

    Tayeb, Lamia

  • Kinship, Migrant Mobilities and Global Technologies

    Pages 33-60

    Tayeb, Lamia

  • Postcolonial Migrant Mobilities: Hanif Kureishi’s and Zadie Smith’s Transcultural Families

    Pages 61-96

    Tayeb, Lamia

  • Cultural and Emotional Mobilities: Monica Ali’s and Jhumpa Lahiri’s Transnational Wives and Families

    Pages 97-141

    Tayeb, Lamia

  • Planetary Mobilities: Khaled Hosseini’s and Nadia Hashimi’s Forced Mobilities and Geographies of Trauma

    Pages 143-189

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Hardcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kinship in the Age of Mobility and Technology
Book Subtitle
Migrant Family Mobilities in the Contemporary Global Novel
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Mediating Kinship, Representation, and Difference
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
978-3-030-69889-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69889-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-69888-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 204
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