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Master of Arts (MA)
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The Bildungsroman is a genre of the novel that portrays a process of identification by which heroes construct their identities based on the cultural signs, symbols, and practices in their social environments. The end of the process, in its most traditional iteration, illustrates the ideal subject of the fictionalized society. This traditional iteration corresponds to the German white middle class of the late 18th Century. Produced and consumed by the Bourgeoisie, these novels followed the coming-of-age processes of boys who became respected adults who embodied the values and practices of the middle class.
Quintana Vallejo, Ricardo, "Coming of Age at the Margins: The Diasporic Coming-of-Age Novel in Works by Hanif Kureishi, Sandra Cisneros, and Yuri Herrera" (2016). Open Access Theses. 1232.