The Transformative Potential of Black British and British Muslim Literature

Heterotopic Spaces and the Politics of Destabilisation

This study investigates power, belonging and exclusion in British society by analysing representations of the mosque, the University of Oxford, and the plantation in novels by Leila Aboulela, Robin Yassin-Kassab, Diran Adebayo, David Dabydeen, Andrea Levy, and Bernardine Evaristo.

Lisa Ahrens combines Foucault's theory of heterotopia with elements of Wolfgang Iser's reader-response theory to work out Black British and British Muslim literature's potential for destabilising exclusionary boundaries. In this way, new perspectives open up on the intersections between space, power and literature, intertwining and enriching the discourses of Cultural and Literary Studies.

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2019-07-03, 278 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-4769-7
File size: 1.45 MB

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Author(s)
Lisa Ahrens
Book title
The Transformative Potential of Black British and British Muslim Literature Heterotopic Spaces and the Politics of Destabilisation
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
278
ISBN
978-3-8394-4769-7
DOI
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JHB RGC HBTR
BISAC-Code
LIT04120 SOC026000 POL045000
THEMA-Code
DSB JHB RGC NHTR
Release date
2019-07-03
Topics
Raum, Literatur
Readership
Literary Studies, Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
Black British Literature, British Muslim Literature, Space, Heterotopia, Power, Literature, British Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, British Studies

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