Asylum speakers [electronic resource] :Caribbean refugees and testimonial discourse / April Shemak.
By: Shemak, April Ann.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (ix, 310 p.) : ill.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780823241194 (ebook); 082324119X (ebook); 9780823233571 (electronic bk.); 082323357X (electronic bk.); 9780823237357 (electronic bk.); 0823237354 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): American literature -- Caribbean American authors -- History and criticism | Refugees in literature | Emigration and immigration in literature | Refugees -- Caribbean Area -- Social conditions | Refugees -- United States -- Social conditions | LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General | American literature -- Caribbean American authors | Emigration and immigration | Literature | Refugees | Refugees -- Social conditions | Caribbean Area | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc.DDC classification: 810.9/3526914 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: the poetics of hospitality: refugee, migrant, testimony -- Inter-dictions and limbo citizens: Haitian refugee narratives -- False witnessing: U.S. Coast Guard photography of Haitian boat refugees -- Silent subjectivities: testimony and Haitian labor refugees -- Corporate containment: refugee seafarers on the seas of transnational labor -- Crossing the threshold of asylum: Dominican and Cuban (post)refugee narratives -- Epilogue: diverted testimonies: new world refugees in the twenty-first century.
Description based on print version record.
Offering an interdisciplinary study of refugees in the Caribbean, Central America, and the United States, this book relates current theoretical debates about hospitality and cosmopolitanism to the actual conditions of refugees.