Generating the Hybrid City: Women Writers Create Urban Space (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures) (Hardcover)

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Generating the Hybrid City: Women Writers Create Urban Space (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures) (Hardcover)

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This book is a study of the representation of the global, postcolonial, hybrid city by women writers in English. Focusing specifically on London, Toronto, and Singapore as examples of different positions in the postcolonial process, Suarez grounds her discussion on theories of the global city; urban representation; and postcolonial, diaspora, and gender theories. The study includes close analysis of works by writers such as Jackie Kay and Andrea Levy (UK), Janice Kulyk Keefer and Dionne Brand (Canada), and Hsu-Ming Teo and Simone Lazaroo (Singapore-Australia route), to examine how they share a representation of women as active agents in generating the hybrid city, although often at the cost of exclusion. Examining the literature of these popular writers alongside the gendering of theories on ethnicity, diaspora, post/colonialism, and multiculturalism, this book is an exciting and timely intervention in postcolonial studies and its relation to gender and the city.

Product Details ISBN: 9780415478144
ISBN-10: 0415478146
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 1st, 2014
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures