Groups and Identities in 21st-Century British Fiction

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Claire Earnshaw

Groups and Identities in 21st-Century British Fiction

ISBN 978-3-86821-960-9, 184 S., kt., € 29,50 (2022)

(ELCH - Studies in English Literary and Cultural History, Bd. 88)

Climate change, the rise of right-wing parties across Europe, the growing power and impact of social media or the Covid-19 pandemic – the discussions surrounding some of the most pressing issues of our times lay bare growing chasms between conflicting group interests, hierarchies and identities. In light of these debates, understanding how groups are constructed, how identification processes work and what may lie behind inclusion and exclusion seems more relevant and pertinent than ever. This book sheds light on how 21st-century British fiction represents the relationship between groups and individual identities and also zooms in on the construction of groups as social entities. By doing so, this study highlights the importance of literature and literary studies in understanding (and possibly even bridging the gap between) some of the divides between groups in the 21st century.

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