Type of Thesis
Fiction is proposed as an answer to how marginalized and disenfranchised people, as well as non-dominant and empowered people, can reach true emancipation and empowerment within a United States context. Works of cinema are discussed in brief while the literary works Giovanni’s Room, Americanah, Dreaming in Cuban and the musical genre of Hip-Hop are discussed at depth for their potential power to emancipate and empower the aforementioned peoples. Literary analysis and critical musical examination are combined with sociological and anthropological research to provide a foundation for the thesis. The limitations of fiction are explored in the same manner, whilst discussing why science and history cannot be the only vehicles of empowerment and emancipation available or promoted to non-dominant and/or marginalized/disenfranchised people.
Nyakoon, Sayoni W., "The Effect of Fiction on Marginalized and Disenfranchised Peoples" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1138.
American Popular Culture Commons, Children's and Young Adult Literature Commons, Comparative Literature Commons, Fiction Commons, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Commons, Literature in English, North America Commons, Literature in English, North America, Ethnic and Cultural Minority Commons, Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commons, Other Music Commons