From Cultural Purism to Cultural Pluralism: Salman Rushdie and the Hybrid

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Leslie M. Nierste (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/
Advisor
James Ivory

Abstract: This thesis examines Rushdie’s treatment of the cultural hybrid in The Satanic Verses and The Moor’s Last Sigh in order to explore the following questions: Does Rushdie have an ultimate view of the immigrant/hybrid position? Does he provide an answer to the drawbacks of such a position? What sort of world does Rushdie envision for the hybrid? Etc. I analyze key elements from The Satanic Verses, The Moor’s Last Sigh, and Haroun and the Sea of Stories in order to answer the above questions.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Nierste, L.M. (2010). From Cultural Purism to Cultural Pluralism: Salman Rushdie and the Hybrid. Unpublished master's thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
Salman Rushdie, Cultural hybridity, Migrancy