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Author Pooch, Melanie U., author.

Title DiverCity - global cities as a literary phenomenon : Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles in a globalizing age / Melanie U. Pooch.

Publication Info. Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag, [2016]


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Note Revised thesis (doctoral) - University of Mannheim.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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Contents Cover DiverCity -- Global Cities as a Literary Phenomenon; Contents ; Acknowledgements ; 1 Introduction ; 2 Globalization and Its Effects ; 2.1 Mapping Globalization ; 2.2 Global Consensus ; 2.3 Global Controversies ; 3 Global Cities as Cultural Nodal Points ; 3.1 Urban Studies ; 3.2 Cultural Nodal Points.
3.3 Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles 4 Cultural Diversity in a Globalizing Age ; 4.1 Concepts of Identity ; 4.2 Postcolonial Discourse ; 4.3 Intra, Inter, Multi, and Trans ; 4.4 The Melting Pot, Salad Bowl, and Canadian Mosaic ; 5 The Poetics of diverCity.
5.1 The Poetics of Narrative 5.2 The Poetics of Place ; 5.3 The Poetics of Code-Switching ; 6 Dionne Brand's Toronto, What We All Long For ; 6.1 The Global City of Toronto ; 6.2 Toronto Imagined: The World in a City ; 6.2.1 Polyphonic Murmuring ; 6.2.2 Converging Threads.
6.2.3 Mapping the World in a City 6.2.4 Counter-Cartographies ; 6.2.5 Time-Space Discrepancy ; 6.2.6 Longing and Belonging ; 6.3 Interim Conclusion ; 7 Chang-rae Lee's New York, Native Speaker ; 7.1 The Global City of New York ; 7.2 New York Imagined: A City of Wor(l)ds.
7.2.1 The Strangest Chorale 7.2.2 False Speaker of Language ; 7.2.3 Amiable Man ; 7.2.4 The Immigrant City ; 7.2.5 Interethnic Imagination ; 7.3 Interim Conclusion ; 8 Karen Tei Yamashita's Los Angeles, Tropic of Orange ; 8.1 The Global City of Los Angeles.
Summary Based on the structured analysis of selected North American novels, this work examines global cities as a literary phenomenon ("DiverCity"). By analyzing Dionne Brand's Toronto, "What We All Long For" (2005), Chang-rae Lee's New York, "Native Speaker" (1995), and Karen Tei Yamashita's Los Angeles, "Tropic of Orange" (1997), Melanie U. Pooch provides the connecting link for exploring the triad of globalization and its effects, global cities as cultural nodal points, and cultural diversity in a globalizing age as a literary phenomenon. Thus, she contributes to a global, interdisciplinary, and multi-perspectival understanding of literature, culture, and society.
Language In English.
Subject American literature -- History and criticism.
Poetics -- History.
Globalization -- Social aspects.
Toronto (Ont.) -- In literature.
New York (N.Y.) -- In literature.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- In literature.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- General.
American literature. (OCoLC)fst00807113
Globalization -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00943547
Literature. (OCoLC)fst00999953
Poetics. (OCoLC)fst01067682
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
Ontario -- Toronto. (OCoLC)fst01205798
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: 9783839435410
Print version: (GyWOH)har165003351
Print version: Pooch, Melanie U. DiverCity - global cities as a literary phenomenon. Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag, [2016] 9783837635416 3837635414
Standard No. 9783837635416
10.14361/9783839435410 doi
ISBN 9783839435410 (electronic bk.)
3839435412 (electronic bk.)
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