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Gypsies, Kidnap, and Familial Dislocations

Matthews, Jodie (2010) Gypsies, Kidnap, and Familial Dislocations. In: Family/resemblance: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, 25-27 March 2010, University of Texas at Austin. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The plots of fictions that focus on kidnap by Gypsies may be read as a manifestation of cultural anxieties about identity, certainty about people’s origins, and the stability of social categories which ostensibly offered the promise of knowledge and control. Kidnaps and assimilations make it difficult to locate people in their ‘proper’ place and impossible to know who and where the other is.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Academy for British and Irish Studies
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Depositing User: Jodie Matthews
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 09:59
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2012 09:59
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/16389

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