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The Resource Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys' Fiction, Cristina-Georgiana Voicu, (electronic resource)

Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys' Fiction, Cristina-Georgiana Voicu, (electronic resource)

Label
Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys' Fiction
Title
Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys' Fiction
Statement of responsibility
Cristina-Georgiana Voicu
Creator
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Using a theoretical approach and a critical summary, combining the perspectives in the postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis and narratology with the tools of hermeneutics and deconstruction, this book argues that Jean Rhys's work can be subsumed under a poetics of cultural identity and hybridity. It also demonstrates the validity of the concept of hybridization as the expression of identity formation; the cultural boundaries variability; the opposition self-otherness, authenticity-fiction, trans-textuality; and the relevance of an integrated approach to multiple cultural identities as an encountering and negotiation space between writer, reader and work. The complexity of ontological and epistemological representation involves an interdisciplinary approach that blends a literary interpretive approach to social, anthropological, cultural and historical perspectives. The book concludes that in the author's fictional universe, cultural identity is represented as a general human experience that transcends the specific conditionalities of geographical contexts, history and culture. The construction of identity by Jean Rhys is represented by the dichotomy of marginal identity and the identification with a human ideal designed either by the hegemonic discourse or metropolitan culture or by the dominant ideology. The identification with a pattern of cultural authenticity, of racial, ethnic, or national purism is presented as a purely destructive cultural projection, leading to the creation of a static universe in opposition to the diversity of human feelings and aspirations. Jean Rhys's fictional discourse lies between "the anxiety of authorship" and "the anxiety of influence" and shows the postcolonial era of uprooting and migration in which the national ownership diluted the image of a "home" ambiguous located at the boundary between a myth of origins and a myth of becoming. The relationship between the individual and socio-cultural space is thus shaped in a dual hybrid position.--
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DE-B1597
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Voicu, Cristina-Georgiana,
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Language note
In English
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Open Access e-Books
Target audience
specialized
Label
Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys' Fiction, Cristina-Georgiana Voicu, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.2478/9788376560687
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4 Jean Rhys and Intertextuality
  • 5 Narrative Discourse in Jean Rhys' Fiction
  • 6 Final Conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • 1 Identity in the Postcolonial Paradigm: Key Concepts
  • 2 Jean Rhys' Exoticism and the Colonial Imperialism
  • 3 Constructing Cultural Identity in Jean Rhys' Fiction
Control code
9788376560687
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788376560687
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.2478/9788376560687
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1110440588
Label
Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys' Fiction, Cristina-Georgiana Voicu, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.2478/9788376560687
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4 Jean Rhys and Intertextuality
  • 5 Narrative Discourse in Jean Rhys' Fiction
  • 6 Final Conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • 1 Identity in the Postcolonial Paradigm: Key Concepts
  • 2 Jean Rhys' Exoticism and the Colonial Imperialism
  • 3 Constructing Cultural Identity in Jean Rhys' Fiction
Control code
9788376560687
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788376560687
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.2478/9788376560687
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1110440588

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