Racism, Slavery, and Literature

Racism, Slavery, and Literature

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The papers presented here offer a major challenge to previously conceived ideas about issues like slavery, racism, ethnic relations, nationalism, and cultural identity generating responses, critiques, revisions, counterarguments, and new perspectives. This volume is not only meant to address important matters of the past but also of the present and future as racism, ethnic relations, and cultural identity - with the attendant issues of human rights, freedom, and emancipation - will assume an ever-increasing significance in our globalised but ethically, socially, and culturally divided world. The volume is subdivided into three sections: -Racism and Nationalism- containing papers dealing with issues of racism and nationalism in a broader context, -Slavery: From Past to Present- exploring the concept of slavery in different literary genres and historical periods, -Cultural Identity and Ethnic Relations- dealing with cultural memory, nationalism, and relations between cultural and ethnic groups.q1 This backing is probably best exemplified in the very person of Anne Wojcicki, for she is married to Sergey Brin, who is said to be the 13th richest person in the United States with a net worth estimated at $15.9 billion dollars by Forbesanbsp;...

Title:Racism, Slavery, and Literature
Author:Wolfgang Zach, Ulrich Pallua
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2010


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