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Who Defines Me: Negotiating Identity in Language and Literature Yasser Fouad Selim

Who Defines Me: Negotiating Identity in Language and Literature

Yasser Fouad Selim

Published July 14th 2014
ISBN : 9781443862035
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169 pages
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Who Defines Me: Negotiating Identity in Language and Literature is a collection of insightful articles that represent an interdisciplinary study of identity. The articles start from the premise that identity is, and always has been, unstable andMoreWho Defines Me: Negotiating Identity in Language and Literature is a collection of insightful articles that represent an interdisciplinary study of identity. The articles start from the premise that identity is, and always has been, unstable and mutable- which is to say that identity is constructed and deconstructed and reconstructed only to be deconstructed and reconstructed again, in turn to be deconstructed and reconstructed (and so on ad infinitum). Time and place are variables. So, too as Who Defines Me underscores are ethnicity, religion, politics and power, race and color, nationality, gender, culture, language, and socio-economic status. With all of these variables in mind, Who Defines Me focuses on language and literature as the portal through which identity is explored. The overarching rubrics under which the explorations are conducted are Arabs and Muslims, race identity in America, and language identity.