Abstract

This article explores Blackman's Noughts and Crosses trilogy, Provoost's Falling, Rosoff's How I Live Now in relation to the effects of globalization, neoliberal orthodoxies, and emergence of newly unterritorialized Western identity-definitions. It examines literary inscriptions of power mechanisms, hierarchies of violence in neoliberalism, processes of "disremembering" the past, including the colonial/occupied pasts, and radicalization of a fundamentalist young adult underclass affected by political dissemblance, disempowerment, and exclusion from mainstream systems of privilege, identified here as the new colonial hegemony. The fluidity of such identity-bound territorial concepts as "homeland," reinscriptions of territory, and the instability of the "refuge" that refugees attain are also discussed.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-1201
Print ISSN
0885-0429
Pages
pp. 237-259
Launched on MUSE
2006-10-17
Open Access
No
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