Food in postcolonial and migrant literatures- La nourriture dans les litteratures postcoloniales et migrantes

    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 melange de textes qui interpellent differents aspects de ce que la critique a convenu d'appeler les " Litteratures postcoloniales et migrantes ". Les textes s'interrogent, en particulier, sur l'importance que la " nourriture " a toujours revetue au sein de ces litteratures et des communautes dont elles sont l'expression. Il s'agit d'enqueter sur la relation entre nourriture et identite dans le contexte postcolonial et de porter une attention toute particuliere aux processus a travers lesquels la nourriture est tres souvent devenue une alliee dans la lutte pour la reconnaissance de tous les anciens pays colonises a travers le monde. Dans leurs essais, les auteurs montrent que les nourritures sont le miroir de l'histoire d'un peuple, des etapes de son developpement, des influences qu'il a subies et de la memoire qu'il a conservee. Les approches aux textes litteraires choisis sont multiples et elles s'appuient sur differentes methodologies. La thematique en question est analysee d'un point de vue culturel, anthropologique et linguistique, pour essayer, si possible, d'identifier un denominateur commun aux strategies adoptees par les differentes nations au cours de leur experience coloniale et postcoloniale.

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    Number of Pages: 421
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9783034300865
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    Listed in: Classical texts, From c 1900 -
    Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften


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