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Eastern Europeans in Contemporary Literature and Culture: Imagining New Europe

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Eastern Europeans in Contemporary Literature and Culture: Imagining New Europe
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Eastern Europeans in Contemporary Literature and Culture: Imagining New Europe

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1st ed. 2019 Edition 

by Vedrana Veličković (Author) 

Eastern Europeans in Contemporary Literature and Culture: Imagining New Europe provides a comprehensive study of the way in which contemporary writers, filmmakers, and the media have represented the recent phenomenon of Eastern European migration to the UK and Western Europe following the enlargement of the EU in the 21st century, the social and political changes after the fall of communism, and the Brexit vote. Exploring the recurring figures of Eastern Europeans as a new reservoir of cheap labour, the author engages with a wide range of both mainstream and neglected authors, films, and programmes, including Rose Tremain, John Lanchester, Marina Lewycka, Polly Courtney, Dubravka Ugrešić, Kapka Kassabova, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Mike Phillips, It’s a Free WorldGypoBritain’s Hardest WorkersThe Poles are Coming, and Czech Dream. Analyzing the treatment of Eastern Europeans as builders, fruit pickers, nannies, and victims of sex trafficking, and ways of resisting the stereotypes, this is an important intervention into debates about Europe, migration, and postcommunist transition to capitalism, as represented in multiple contemporary cultural texts.

Year:
2019
Pages:
224
Language:
English
Format:
PDF
Size:
3 MB
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN-10:
1137537914
ISBN-13:
978-1137537911
ASIN:
B07G334XXD
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Eastern Europeans in Contemporary Literature and Culture: Imagining New Europe