Thinking with the Familiar in Contemporary Literature and Culture 'Out of the Ordinary'

Thinking with the Familiar in Contemporary Literature and Culture 'Out of the Ordinary'

Details

Author(s)
Joel Kuortti, Kaisa Ilmonen, Elina Valovirta, Janne Korkka
Format
Hardback | 226 pages
Dimensions
155 x 235 x 20.32mm | 531g
Publication date
10 Oct 2019
Publisher
Brill
Imprint
Brill Rodopi
Publication City/Country
Netherlands
Language
English
ISBN10
9004402276
ISBN13
9789004402270

Description

What grows out of the ordinary? This volume focuses on that which has been regarded as ordinary, self-evident and formulaic in literary and cultural phenomena such as diasporic cuisine, pet adoption narratives, Prairie writing, romance between stepsiblings, the program of a political party, and everyday shopping in poetry. The book argues that by engaging with that which is perceived as ordinary we also gain understanding of how otherness becomes defined and constituted. The volume seeks new ways to access that which might lie in-between or beyond the opposition between exploitation and emancipation, and contests the hegemonic logic of revealing oppression and rebuilding liberation in contemporary critical theory to create new ways of knowing which grow out of the ordinary.


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