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タイトル: Culture Clash in Anne Tyler’s Digging to America
その他のタイトル: アン・タイラーDigging to Americaにみる文化の衝突
著者: TANJI, Megumi
キーワード: immigration
assimilation
cultural heritage
culture clash
family
発行日: 2018-03-31
抄録:   Anne Tyler, who has had a career of more than fifty years, is one of the most acclaimed writers in contemporary American literature. However, she has been criticized for not discussing major social issues in America in her works. Her 2006 novel Digging to America is about two families that each adopt a baby from Korea at the same time. The Iranian-American couple and the grandmother of the adopted baby girl exemplify a conflict between the urge to assimilate into American culture and maintaining an unbreakable tie with the culture of their ancestor’s native land (Persia). The central character is Maryam Yazdan, the baby’s adoptive grandmother, and through her experiences and emotions Tyler explores the conflicts between different cultures, different generations and different sexes. The two adoptive families form an extended family as the years go by to encompass clashes between cultures. With some references to Tyler’s earlier works, this paper concludes that the adoption of conflicting cultures by this extended family resembles how America has encompassed a diversity of cultures. In Digging to America, Tyler manages to introduce social and cultural themes into her staple theme of family life. It has its merits to be appreciated in an increasingly intolerant world today.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11078/891
ISSN: 0286-8903
出現コレクション:第58号

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