Memories of Suburbia: Autobiographical Fiction and Minority Narratives

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604351
Title:
Memories of Suburbia: Autobiographical Fiction and Minority Narratives
Authors:
Ewence, Hannah
Abstract:
Historians have recently begun to engage with fiction as a compelling and elucidative historical source. Novels deemed to engender autobiographical qualities have garnered particular attention for their presumed historical ‘authenticity’, yet memory work encoded within their narratives has rarely been considered. This chapter explores how memory functions within and through the conceptualisation of place within The Buddha of Suburbia (1990); White Teeth (2000) and Disobedience (2006). Bound up in apparently familiar images of London’s peripheries are individual remembrances of the past which intersect with and problematise collective memories of suburbia, and complicate the relationship between history, memory, fiction and identity.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Ewence, H. (2013). Memories of Suburbia: Autobiographical Fiction and Minority Narratives. In J. Tumblety (Ed.), Memory and History: Understanding Memory as Source and Subject (pp. 160 - 176). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication Date:
2-Apr-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604351
Additional Links:
http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415677127/
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Routledge Guides to Using Historical Sources
ISBN:
9780415677110
Appears in Collections:
History and Archaeology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEwence, Hannahen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-04T13:00:12Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-04T13:00:12Zen
dc.date.issued2013-04-02en
dc.identifier.citationEwence, H. (2013). Memories of Suburbia: Autobiographical Fiction and Minority Narratives. In J. Tumblety (Ed.), Memory and History: Understanding Memory as Source and Subject (pp. 160 - 176). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.en
dc.identifier.isbn9780415677110en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/604351en
dc.description.abstractHistorians have recently begun to engage with fiction as a compelling and elucidative historical source. Novels deemed to engender autobiographical qualities have garnered particular attention for their presumed historical ‘authenticity’, yet memory work encoded within their narratives has rarely been considered. This chapter explores how memory functions within and through the conceptualisation of place within The Buddha of Suburbia (1990); White Teeth (2000) and Disobedience (2006). Bound up in apparently familiar images of London’s peripheries are individual remembrances of the past which intersect with and problematise collective memories of suburbia, and complicate the relationship between history, memory, fiction and identity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Guides to Using Historical Sourcesen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415677127/en
dc.subjectMemoryen
dc.subjectMinority studiesen
dc.titleMemories of Suburbia: Autobiographical Fiction and Minority Narrativesen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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