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Narratives of Place, Belonging and Language: An Intercultural Perspective

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Nic Craith, Máiréad (2012) Narratives of Place, Belonging and Language: An Intercultural Perspective. Palgrave, Macmillan. 216 pp ISBN 9780230202634 [Book (authored)]

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Abstract

Whether myth, novel or fairy-story, part of the human condition is to tell stories about ourselves and our society. This book focuses on stories of contemporary, European-born authors who have lived 'in-between' two or more languages and experienced different cultural and linguistic environments. Drawing on a strong theoretical framework, the book explores the human desire to find one's 'own place' in new cultural contexts and the role of language in shaping a sense of belonging in society. The research draws substantially on original life narrative interviews with writers who write at the 'cutting edge' of languages. These oral narratives are supplemented with published memoirs in English, French, German and Irish. Throughout the author reflects on her own fieldwork as a temporary migrant in Germany.

Item Type:Book (authored)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies
Research Institutes and Groups:Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute
ID Code:21304
Deposited By:Professor Mairead Nic Craith
Deposited On:15 Mar 2012 11:20
Last Modified:15 Mar 2012 11:20

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