Ethnic Life Writing and Histories: Genres, Performance, and Culture
Lit, 2007 - 256 páginas
In the context of the fraught ethnic politics in our increasingly globalized world, negotiating with historical memory has become both a cultural obsession and a powerful political weapon.
The essays describe how processes of literary creativity and historical inscription blend significantly to produce texts that require nuanced readings on many levels. Half the essays focus on Asian American texts, inviting crucial connections and insights on the ways ethnic concerns are reflected methodologically.
Roco G. Davis teaches at the Modern Languages Department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona (Spain). Jaume Aurell is a researcher at the history department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona. Ana Beatriz Delgado is a teaching assistant at the University of Navarre.
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emphasis on a particular group identity : “ Indeed , to get Aids is precisely to be
revealed , in the majority of cases so far , as a member of a certain ʻrisk group , '
a community of pariahs . The illness flushes out an identity that might have ...
He uncovers new landmarks to the locals , laying bare to their own eyes the
previously unseen parts of the social landscape : the hidden communities of gay
men and those suffering from AIDS ” ( Srikanth 441 ) . Thus , Srikanth argues , “
In Lisa Diedrich ' s analysis of doctors ' stories of AIDS , she takes up the patient '
s position and questions : " who gets to tell AIDS narratives ? " ( 250 ) ; “ Do these
doctors ' narratives occult their patients ' lives ? Are these representations , in ...
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