The book is a study of the literature and visual arts concerned with the many and diverse forms of slaveries produced by globalisation in Britain since the early 1990s. Starting from the sociological and political analyses of the issue, it combines postcolonial and Holocaust studies in a twin perspective based on the recurrent images of the ghost and the concentration camp, whose manifold shapes populate today's Britain. It focuses on a wide range of works: novelists and crime writers (Chris Abani, Chris Cleave, Marina Lewycka, Ian Rankin, Ruth Rendell), film directors (Nick Broomfield), photographers (Dana Popa), playwrights (Clare Bayley, Cora Bissett and Stef Smith, Abi Morgan, Lucy Kirkwood) and dystopian artists such as Alfonso Cuarón, P. D. James and Salman Rushdie. It is aimed at both students and scholars in English, postcolonial, Holocaust, globalisation and slavery studies: applied to new slaveries, all these fields are invested with new, contemporary significance.
New Slaveries in Contemporary British Literature and Visual Arts The Ghost and the Camp
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