Cristina-Georgiana Voicu, Travelling Cultures between Deterritorialization and Reterritorialization: A Sense of Exile

Travelling Cultures between Deterritorialization and Reterritorialization: A Sense of Exile
Cristina-Georgiana Voicu

Abstract: The idea that postcolonial culture is a hybrid one derives straight from the notion  of de-territorialization, which  enhances the  disappearance of the relationship between culture and place and the mixture of the uprooted cultural identities. It is a view that deals with borders, the overlaps, and the in-between places, between two or more cultures. In short, this paper deals with an exploration of exile, homeland, and cultural identity.

 Keywords:    deteritorialization,  re-teritorialization,    self-identity,   hybridity, transculturation, sense of exile, travelling cultures

To cite the article:  Cristina-Georgiana Voicu, (2012) ,”Travelling Cultures between Deterritorialization and Reterritorialization: A Sense of Exile”, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication NO. 1 2012, Vol. 1 Iss: 1, pp. 77 – 93

Cristina-Georgiana Voicu has recently obtained her Ph.D. in English at the Faculty  of Letters, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi, where she also teaches. Her  field of specialization is Caribbean Literature. Her research interests include  colonial and postcolonial literature as well as women‘s writing.  One  of  the  founding  editors  of  PostModernism(e)  Journal,  she published articles such as ―No sense of place‘ or an imaginary geography of the self: the Caribbean topos‖ in The Middle Ground: International Journal of Literary and Cultural Encounters (2009) and ―The Paradigm of Cultural Hybridity in the Postcolonial Discourse‖ in Philologia Journal (2009). She is a member of the European Society for the  Study  of English and of the Indo-Caribbean Studies Association.

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