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B/Orders Unbound

Marginality, Ethnicity and Identity in Literatures

Sule Okuroglu Ozun and Mustafa Kirca

Contemporary literature concerns itself with transgressing borders and destabilizing hierarchical orders. Border crossing to question the given limits and orthodox beliefs brings many disciplines and diverse experiences together, and the result is a myriad of ways of expressing the alternatives when the established boundaries are liberated. The volume presents fifteen essays and brings together many academics and scholars who share a common interest in transgressing borders in literatures. The book is determined to encourage border violations, and each paper tackles the issue of border crossing in different realms and territories.

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Molecularising the Nation: The Body without Organs in Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone (Dolors Ortega Arévalo)


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Dolors Ortega Arévalo

Molecularising the Nation: The Body without Organs in Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone

“Where we hope to land (and where we do land, though only for a fleeting moment, enough for tired wings to catch the wind anew) is a ‘there’ which we thought of little and knew of even less.” Zygmunt Bauman, Postmodernity and Its Discontents

As Manuel Castells points out in his article “Globalisation and Identity: A Comparative Perspective” (2006), there has been a gap generated between State and its representatives and a reaction from numbers of people to establish their collective identities. States no longer represent them and therefore they build these identities on different kinds of foundations (e.g. historical). Many States rebuild themselves as an expression of the nation:

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