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Rejection and Disaffiliation in Twenty-First Century American Immigration Narratives

  • Katie Daily

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Katie Daily
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  3. Katie Daily
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  4. Katie Daily
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  5. Katie Daily
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  6. Katie Daily
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 135-141

About this book

Introduction

Rejection and Disaffiliation in Twenty-First Century American Immigration Narratives examines changing attitudes about national sovereignty and affiliation. Katie Daily delinks twenty-first century American immigration narratives from 9/11, examining genre alterations within a scope of literary analysis that is wider than what “post-9/11” allows. What emerges is an understanding of the speed at which the rhetoric and aims of many twenty-first century immigration narratives significantly depart from the traditions established post-1900.  Daily investigates a recent trend in which novelists and filmmakers question what it means to be an immigrant in contemporary America and explores how these “disaffiliation” narratives challenge some of the most fundamental traditions in American literature and society.

Keywords

national sovereignty national affiliation national identity American identity post-9/11 literature American immigration narratives American studies Edwidge Danticat Mohsin Hamid Art Spiegelman Tom McCarthy Gary Shteyngart immigration narratives in film immigrant stories

Authors and affiliations

  • Katie Daily
    • 1
  1. 1.United States Military AcademyWest PointUSA

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