Alienhood: Citizenship, Exile, and the Logic of Difference

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"Alien" has a double meaning in the United States, suggesting both "foreigner" and "extraterrestrial creature." In Alienhood, Katarzyna Marciniak explores this semantic duality. Interrogating the dominant images of aliens in American popular culture--and in legal, historical, linguistic, and literary discourses--Marciniak examines "alienhood" and the impact it has on the daily experiences of migrants, legal or illegal. Using examples from exilic literature and cinema, including the works of Julia Alvarez, Eva Hoffman, ...

Alienhood: Citizenship, Exile, and the Logic of Difference 2006, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816645770

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Alienhood: Citizenship, Exile, and the Logic of Difference 2006, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

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