EXPLORING THE TRANSNATIONAL SPACE IN AMY TAN’S THE BONESETTER’S DAUGHTER
We live in a world where identity matters. It matters both as a concept, theoretically and as a contested fact of contemporary world. (Paul Gilroy 301)
Identity is a keyword in contemporary literature and as a concept it connects the individual and social spheres of life in the society. Striving for one’s own identity or establishing their self has become one of the major concerns in contemporary literature. In this globalizing era, various societies have evolved from a mosaic of fusion of culture, where people of different cultural origin live in harmony and contribute to the communities where they live.In this regard, the problem of identity has been one of the major problems of mankind in every society. It does not matter which ethnic group, culture or religion, the individual belongs to, as for as identity crisis is concerned. Ethnic literature speaks at length about the freedom of immigrants in expressing or maintaining their identity. The real strength of the modern creative writers lies in the evocation of the individual’s predicament in terms of alienation, immigration, expatriation, and asserting one’s own identity. The present paper examines how the concept of transnationalism has deeply influenced the contemporary women’s ethnic writings.
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