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British Multicultural Literature and Superdiversity

  • Ulla Rahbek
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Introduction

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.

Keywords

multicultural literature superdiversity genre studies socio-political theory multiculturalism contemporary british literature author background Asian British writers Black British writers identity politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Ulla Rahbek
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CopenhagenKøbenhavn SDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22125-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22124-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22125-6
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