Travelling Cultures between Deterritorialization and Reterritorialization: A Sense of Exile
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.