New Slaveries in Contemporary British Literature and Visual Arts

New Slaveries in Contemporary British Literature and Visual Arts The Ghost and the Camp

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Synopsis

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.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

Founded in 1904, MUP is the third largest University Press in England and publishes monographs and textbooks by authors from all over the world. Currently publishing 145 new books a year and managing a portfolio of 14 journals as well as an extensive backlist of over 1000 titles, the Press sells more than 150,000 books each year to a global audience. The Press exports some 50 percent of output to more than 60 countries using representatives in Britain, Ireland and Europe and agents elsewhere including North America, Canada and Australia.

Book information

ISBN: 9780719096433
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 820.9355
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: xii, 236
Weight: 422g
Height: 145mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 23mm