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dc.contributor.authorFischer, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-25T14:12:03Z
dc.date.available2021-01-25T14:12:03Z
dc.date.issued2020-10none
dc.identifier.isbn9783826072062
dc.identifier.other10.36202/9783826072062
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/23004
dc.description.abstractWhich forms of agency does literature offer to the reader in the twenty-first century? This study investigates migrant lives in contemporary fiction published by young British Asian writers. Examining the protagonists’ ideas of ›success‹ in becoming a full member of their society, Jessica Fischer carves out the naturalised model of homo economicus in these texts and in contemporary fiction more generally. She draws attention to the enterprising self as the preferred subject in today’s hegemonic discourses and postulates a new conceptualisation of ›agency‹. This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to narratives of transformation. Moreover, it is an urgently needed combination of cultural and postcolonial studies that tackles ethical questions concerning the normative construction of the subject in identity politics.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject.ddc820 Englische und altenglische (Angelsächsische) Literaturennone
dc.titleAgencynone
dc.typebook
dc.subtitleThe Entrepreneurial Self in Narratives of Transformation: Debuting in the Literary Field at the Dawn of the Twenty-First-Centurynone
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/23004-0
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/22370
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.pages212none
local.edoc.anmerkungThe publication of this work was supported by the Open Access Publication Fund of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.none
local.edoc.type-nameBuch
local.edoc.institutionZentralinstitut Großbritannien-Zentrumnone
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameKönigshausen & Neumannnone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeWürzburgnone

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