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Schwab, Gabriele
Imaginary ethnographies : literature, culture, and subjectivity / Gabriele Schwab
New York : Columbia University Press, c2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PN51 .S3196 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
Literature and society
Social science literature
Physical Description xv, 220 p. ; 23 cm
Contents I. Writing, desire, and transference -- Another writing lesson: Lévi-Strauss, Derrida, and the chief of the Nambikwara -- Traveling literature, traveling theory: imaginary encounters between East and West -- Restriction and mobility: desire, transference, and the cultural imaginary -- II. Aannibals, children, and aliens -- The melancholic cannibal: Juan José Saer's The witness and Marianne Wiggins's John Dollar -- War children in a global world: Richard Powers's Operation wandering soul -- Ethnographies of the future: personhood, agency, and power in Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis -- III. Coda -- Cosmographical meditations on the inhuman: Samuel Beckett's The lost ones
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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