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Authors:Magnus Nilsson: Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM), Malmö University, Sweden
Publication title:Literature and Diversity
Conference:Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:025
Article No.:047
Abstract:In this article I describe how contemporary Swedish literature which thematizes cultural diversity is understood within a powerful discourse about the so-called multicultural society; centred on an opposition between a culturally homogenous past and a culturally diverse present; and emphasizing the phenomena ethnicity and identity. I also try to suggest an alternative way of relating literature to a society characterized by diversity. This suggestion is based on Walter Benn Michaels’ and Nancy Fraser’s analyses of the epoch of “posthistoricism” and “the postsocialist condition” respectively; and my argument is that the study of the relationship between literature and diversity should be undertaken from a transformative/deconstructive perspective.
Language:English
Year:2007
No. of pages:5
Pages:443-447
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/025/047/ecp072547.pdf
Available:2007-11-27
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Magnus Nilsson (2007). Literature and Diversity, Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=025;article=047 (accessed 11/22/2014)