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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 9/2/2014)