O'Byrne, Pat, Carty, Gabrielle and Thornton, Niamh, eds. (2010) Transcultural Encounters: Film, Literature, Art. 276 pp. Cambridge Scholars Press. ISBN ISBN 1-4438-2073-3 [Book (edited)]
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Traditionally women have found recourse in artistic means to interrogate change and upheaval. This volume explores the experiences of women from Spain, Portugal and Latin America in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who themselves have crossed cultural boundaries or have described this experience in their literature and film. Areas investigated in this collection of essays include the experience of the exiled or the immigrant and their personal or collective response to displacement and adaptation: the transcultural potential of cyberspace for women, how patterns and styles of the fashion industry have crossed borders, how women have crossed canonical cultural boundaries in search of identity and meaning, how global cultural influences have manifested in Hispanic and Lusophone cultural practices and production by or about women, and the challenging question of whether canine writing can be considered a branch of feminist theory. Common to most of the essays are the central issues of identity, values, conflict and interconnectedness and an analysis of the patterns that result from the transcultural encounter of these aspects.
|Item Type:||Book (edited)|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Arts|
Faculty of Arts > School of Media, Film & Journalism
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Centre for Media Research|
|Deposited By:||Dr Niamh Thornton|
|Deposited On:||22 Sep 2010 21:40|
|Last Modified:||18 May 2011 10:45|
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