Anthropology and the literature of political exile: A consideration of the works of Czeslaw Milosz, Salman Rushdie, and Anton Shammas
Literature, Slavic and East European.
Literature, Middle Eastern.
AdvisorBasso, Ellen B.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe effort of this thesis is to use an anthropologically non-traditional subject, written literature, to comparatively explore a cross-cultural condition, exile. In justifying the use of written literature in anthropological enterprises, I contend that we are unnecessarily constrained by assumptions we have inherited regarding the concept of culture, the consequence of which has been the denial to literature of a constitutive role in the making of social life and history. Literary narrative can be culturally constitutive, as is exemplified by the three authors considered here.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Degree GrantorUniversity of Arizona
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