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Title Growing up transnational : identity and kinship in a global era / edited by May Friedman and Silvia Schultermandl.
Imprint Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, 2011.

Subject Transnationalism -- Social aspects.
Transborder ethnic groups -- Social conditions.
Identity politics.
Feminist theory.
Alt Name Friedman, May, 1975-
Schultermandl, Silvia.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 266 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-261).
Contents Redefining self. Transnational Rio de Janeiro : (Re)visiting geographical experiences / Alan P. Marcus ; When Russia came to stay / Lea Povozhaev ; "Neither the end of the world nor the beginning" : transnational identity politics in Lisa Suhair Majaj's self-writing / Silvia Schultermandl ; Identity and belonging among second-generation Greek and Italian Canadian women / Noula Papayiannis ; Time and space in the life of Pierre S. Weiss : autoethnographic engagements with memory and trans/dis/location / Samuel Veissiere -- Redefining nation. Contemporary Croatian film and the new social economy / Jelena Sesnic ; Identity, bodies, and second-generation returnees in West Africa / Erin Kenny ; What is an autobiographical author : becoming the other / Julian Vigo ; Transnational identity mappings in Andrea Levy's fiction / sebnem Toplu -- Redefining family. The personal, the political, and the complexity of identity : some thoughts on mothering / May Friedman ; Mothers on the move : experiences of Indonesian women migrant workers / Theresa W. Devasahayam and Noor Abdul Rahman ; From Changowitz to Bailey Wong : mixed heritage and transnational families in Gish Jen's fiction / Lan Dong ; Tug of war : the gender dynamics of parenting in a bi/transnational family / Katrin Kriz and Uday Manandhar.
Summary "Stereotypes and cultural imperialism often provide a framework of fixed characteristics for postmodern life, yet fail to address the implications of questions such as, "Where are you from?" Growing Up Transnational challenges the assumptions behind this fixed framework to look at the interconnectivity, conflict, and contradictions within current discussions of identity and kinship.
This collection offers a fresh, feminist perspective on family relations, identity politics, and cultural locations in a global era. Using an interdisciplinary approach from fields including gender studies, postcolonial theory, and literary theory, this volume questions the concept of hybridity and the tangible implications of assumed identities. The rich personal narratives of the authors explore hyphenated identities, hybridized families, and the challenges and rewards of lives on and beyond borders. The result is a new transnational sensibility that explores the redefinition of the self, the family, and the nation."--Pub. desc.
ISBN 9781442695221 (electronic bk.)
1442695226 (electronic bk.)
9781442611603 (pbk.)
9781442642973 (bound)
1442642971 (bound)
144261160X (pbk.)
OCLC # 756283760
Additional Format Print version: 9781442642973


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