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A Study of Double Consciousness in Lauri Lemberg's St. Croix Avenue and Paula Ivaska Robbins' Below Rollstone Hill




List of Authors: Ghasemi Mehdi

Publisher: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD

Publication year: 2021

Journal: Immigrants and Minorities

Journal name in source: IMMIGRANTS AND MINORITIES

Journal acronym: IMMIGR MINOR

Volume number: 38

Issue number: 3

Number of pages: 25

ISSN: 0261-9288

eISSN: 1744-0521

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02619288.2021.1916475

URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/02619288.2021.1916475

Self-archived copy’s web address: https://research.utu.fi/converis/portal/detail/Publication/59398662


Abstract
In this paper, I analyse the Du Boisian concept of 'double consciousness' and offer an overview of its different implications. I then approach Lauri Lemberg's St. Croix Avenue and Paula Ivaska Robbins' Below Rollstone Hill from the perspective of this concept. A comparative study of these novels enables me to detect and contextualise cases of double consciousness within both texts as related to Finnish immigrants in the United States. I also argue how this 'double consciousness' affects the lives and ethnic identities of Finnish immigrant characters. In line with a contextual analysis, a textual analysis in the form of close reading will also be undertaken in order to offer a better understanding of the functions of 'double consciousness' for Finnish characters in both literary works.

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