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dc.contributor.editorBoter, Babs
dc.contributor.editorRensen, Marleen
dc.contributor.editorScott-Smith, Giles
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-09T10:33:12Z
dc.date.available2021-03-09T10:33:12Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.isbn9789088909764en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9789088909757en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47141
dc.description.abstract"This book focuses on the 20th century lives of men and women whose life-work and life experiences transgressed and surpassed the national boundaries that existed or emerged in the 20th century. The chapters explore how these life-stories add innovative transnational perspectives to the entangled histories of the world wars, decolonization, the Cold War and post-colonialism. The subjects vary from artists, intellectuals, and politicians to ordinary citizens, each with their own unique set of experiences, interactions and interpretations. They trace the building of socio-cultural and professional networks, the casual encounters of everyday life, and the travel, translation, and preserving of life stories in different media. In these multiple ways the book makes a strong case for reclaiming lost personal narratives that have been passed over by more orthodox nation-state focused approaches. These explorations make use of social and historical categories such as class, gender, religion and race in a transnational context, arguing that the transnational characteristics of these categories overflow the nation-state frame. In this way they can be used to ‘unhinge’ the primarily national context of history-writing. By drawing on personal records and other primary sources, the chapters in this book release many layers of subjectivity otherwise lost, enabling a richer understanding of how individuals move through, interact with and are affected by the major events of their time. "en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCLUESen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: generalen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBG General & world historyen_US
dc.subject.otherlife writing; (auto)biography; postcolonial studies; gender studies; transnationalism/globalization; travel writing; cultural history; social networksen_US
dc.titleUnhinging the National Frameworken_US
dc.title.alternativePerspectives on Transnational Life Writingen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy471fd6d5-f295-4fd0-a13a-e60a6420f603en_US
oapen.series.number5en_US
oapen.pages210en_US
oapen.place.publicationLeidenen_US


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