Exploring the Socio-Cultural Hybridity and Psychological Disintegration in N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn and Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony


  • Dr Madhavi Nikam Associate Professor PG Department of English R K Talreja College Ulhasnagar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Mrs Savita Dheeraj Chavan Asst.Prof.(Dept. of English) Smt. P.N.Doshi Women's College Ghatkopar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Identity Crisis, Dislocation, Migration, Belongingness, Re-orientation, Psychology.


The advent of the Post-World-War-II scenario has observed dramatic changes in socio-cultural, socio-political, socio-economic, and socio-psychological stature of globalized society. It has brought all suffocative environment filled with socio-cultural plurality and psychological disintegration that introduced a new kind of emotional fragmentation during this period. Much literary works have explored upon the kind and influences of cultural plurality, disintegration of psychology while reflecting upon the quest for re-orientation of life in this times. A kind of social and psychological unrest in all sectors of life has triggered a quest for identity, integrity of life, a sense of dislocation. Much novelists and critics have explored this problem of integrating memories, and relative aspects of consciousness to unify their individual protagonists as their whole. The same has been reflected through their linguistic versions.

            The present paper endeavors to uncover the multicultural backdrop of society that has triggered a sense of cultural, geographical and psychological dislocation amongst the individuals. It attempts to uncover the darkest approach of cultural plurality, having a sense of racial, economic and political supremacy of dominant cultures. It will bring forth the collapse of individual and collective, social consciousness and explore upon the same critically. The paper would interpret the formless conditions of life under the light of similar theoretical disposition and simultaneously decode multiple layers of cultural dislocation.

So as to reach its confrontational assessment it would undertake the assessment of N. Scott. Mamaday's House Made of Dawn and Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony altogether. It would reflect upon the socio-cultural hybridity and psychological disintegration as the chief source of their destruction. Seemingly, the same would bring forth the apt assessment of socio-cultural scenario that would present the larger picture of the contemporary age.


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Nikam, D. M., & Chavan, M. S. D. (2019). Exploring the Socio-Cultural Hybridity and Psychological Disintegration in N. Scott Momaday’s House Made of Dawn and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(3), 11. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/10179