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Staden som f(r)iktion: En maktanalys av rumsliga gestaltningar
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The City and Its F(r)iction : A power analysis of spatial descriptions (English)
Abstract [sv]

Den här uppsatsen undersöker gestaltningar av rumslighet i Yxta Maya Murrays roman Locas och i Helena María Viramontes novell ”The Cariboo Cafe”. Utifrån en lefebvriansk förståelse av det sociala rummets produktion görs en feministisk, postkolonial läsning av rummets betydelse i texterna. Med utgångspunkt i detta teoretiska ramverk diskuteras tematiseringen av plats, rum och identitet i berättelserna. Vidare används en narratologisk analys av texternas användning av deixis och fokalisering för att visa hur språket fungerar som en granskande skildring av olika platsers och rums villkor. En sådan läsning tillåter texterna att träda fram som avslöjare av specifika maktordningar och som kritik mot dessa.

Abstract [en]

This essay examines the spatial descriptions in Yxta Maya Murray’s novel Locas and in Helena María Viramontes’ short story “The Cariboo Café”. Based on Henri Lefebvre’s understanding of the production of social space, a post-colonial, feminist reading of the texts’ spaces is executed. Rooted in this theoretical framework, the texts’ thematization of space, place and identity is discussed. Furthermore, a narratological analysis is added to the investigation through a scrutiny of the usage of deixis and focalization. It is shown how the usage of language in the texts functions to further expose different bodies’ divergent access to different spaces. This reading permits the texts to appear both as revealers of specific power systems, and as critics of them.

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2018.
Keywords [en]
Space, place, feminism, post-colonialism, deixis, focalization
Keywords [sv]
Rum, plats, feminism, chican@, postkolonialism, deixis, fokalisering
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65976OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-65976DiVA, id: diva2:1177731
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Comparative Literature
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Available from: 2019-05-17 Created: 2018-01-25 Last updated: 2019-05-17Bibliographically approved

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