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The Greek Idea: The Formation of National and Transnational Identities

The Greek Idea: The Formation of National and Transnational Identities
Maria Koundoura

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How do those living in diaspora form their own national and transnational identity? "The Greek Idea" offers a new critical paradigm from which to explore these identities. Drawing upon postcolonial theory, Maria Koundoura addresses and analyses the cultural material that produced Greece's representation as both Europe's origin and 'other'. The long association of Greece and English Literature began with English travellers' 'discovery' of Greece in the late-eighteenth century and the reinforcement of the myth which placed Greece as the location of Western culture. However Greece now finds itself on the boundary of a Europe which had originally placed it at the centre. Koundoura maps what this dual representation signifies for Greeks, both national and diasporic. In doing so, she touches on England, Greece, the United States, Australia and twentieth century diaspora cultures. For scholars of postcolonial, English, European, Balkan, Modern Greek, and Diaspora studies this fascinating contribution to the growing area of transnational culture studies opens up the critical discourse in their field.

Author Info

Maria Koundoura completed her PhD at Stanford University and is currently an Associate Professor in the department of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: International Library of Political Studies

ISBN: 9781845114879
Publication Date: 25 Sep 2007
Number of Pages: 240
Height: 216
Width: 134

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