Food in Postcolonial and Migrant Literatures

Food in Postcolonial and Migrant Literatures

La Nourriture Dans Les Littératures Postcoloniales Et Migrantes

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This book is a collection of articles dealing with various aspects of postcolonial and migrant literatures. In particular, the texts focus on the topic of food and its importance in these literatures and the communities they stem from. The aim is to investigate the relationship between food and identity in postcolonial contexts, focussing in particular on the way food has often become an effective ally in the struggle for recognition of former colonised countries around the world. In their essays, the authors show that what men eat reflects the history of a people, the stages of its development, the influences it has undergone and the memories it has retained. The approaches to the selected literary texts are multiple and bring together different methodologies. The subject matter is analysed from cultural, anthropological and linguistic perspectives, in an attempt to assess whether the strategies adopted by various nations during their colonial and postcolonial experience might actually share a common core.
Ce volume est un m#65533;lange de textes qui interpellent diff#65533;rents aspects de ce que la critique a convenu d'appeler les #65533; Litt#65533;ratures postcoloniales et migrantes #65533;. Les textes s'interrogent, en particulier, sur l'importance que la #65533; nourriture #65533; a toujours rev#65533;tue au sein de ces litt#65533;ratures et des communaut#65533;s dont elles sont l'expression. Il s'agit d'enqu#65533;ter sur la relation entre nourriture et identit#65533; dans le contexte postcolonial et de porter une attention toute particuli#65533;re aux processus #65533; travers lesquels la nourriture est tr#65533;s souvent devenue une alli#65533;e dans la lutte pour la reconnaissance de tous les anciens pays colonis#65533;s #65533; travers le monde. Dans leurs essais, les auteurs montrent que les nourritures sont le miroir de l'histoire d'un peuple, des #65533;tapes de son d#65533;veloppement, des influences qu'il a subies et de la m#65533;moire qu'il a conserv#65533;e. Les approches aux textes litt#65533;raires choisis sont multiples et elles s'appuient sur diff#65533;rentes m#65533;thodologies. La th#65533;matique en question est analys#65533;e d'un point de vue culturel, anthropologique et linguistique, pour essayer, si possible, d'identifier un d#65533;nominateur commun aux strat#65533;gies adopt#65533;es par les diff#65533;rentes nations au cours de leur exp#65533;rience coloniale et postcoloniale.
Publisher: Bern ; New York : Peter Lang, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9783035103410
9783034300865
3034300867
Characteristics: 1 online resource (421 pages) : illustrations

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