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Title Representing and (de)constructing borderlands / edited by Grzegorz Moroz and Jacek Partyka.
Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars Publis, 2016.
Edition First unabridged.

Subject Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
Borderlands.
Borderlands (Imaginary place)
Alt Name Moroz, Grzegorz,
Partyka, Jacek,
Add Title Representing and deconstructing borderlands
Representing and constructing borderlands
Subject Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
Borderlands.
Borderlands (Imaginary place)
Alt Name Moroz, Grzegorz,
Partyka, Jacek,
Add Title Representing and deconstructing borderlands
Representing and constructing borderlands
Description 1 online resource (211 pages)
Edition First unabridged.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This volume stems from the assumption that broadly-understood borderlands, as well as peripheries, provinces or uttermost ends of different kinds, are abodes of significant culture-generating forces. From the academic point of view, their undeniable appeal lies in the fact that they constitute spaces of mutual interactions and enable new cultural phenomena to surface, grow or decline, and, as such, are worth thorough and constant scrutiny. However, they also provide the setting for radical clashes between ideologies, languages, religions, customs, and, as the media report every single day, armies or guerrilla units. Living within such areas of creative dynamics and destructive friction (or visiting them, even vicariously as the contributors to the volume do) is tantamount to exposing oneself to a difference. One response to this difference - either in the form of rejection or, more preferably, acceptance (or a mixture of both) - is not merely an index of one tolerance (a platitudinised term itself that all too often hides an attitude of comfortable indifference), but an affirmation of humaneness. Borderlands are paradoxical, if not aporetic, loci. They simultaneously connote territories on either side of a border, in a literal sense, and a vague, intermediate state or region, in a metaphorical sense. Encapsulating the idea of border, the term indicates both inescapable nearness and unavoidable (or perhaps unbridgeable) separateness. The studies included in the volume focus on various aspects of borderland art and literature, on analyses of selected works, and on the peculiarities of cultural and literary representations. Thus, the borderland landscape, both literal and metaphorical, comes to be seen as a factor contributing to the emergence of new, distinct and identifiable themes and motifs, as well as theoretical frameworks.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 25, 2016).
ISBN 9781443888608 (electronic bk.)
1443888605 (electronic bk.)
1443887080
9781443887083
OCLC # 943585388
Additional Format Print version: 1443887080 9781443887083 (OCoLC)937455394.


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