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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As Jun Xing observes , “ History teaches us that while personal and cultural
identities can be externally imposed , they are usually negotiated successfully in
our daily lives . The movies help illuminate the process and strategies by which
only in the author - protagonist ' s life but also in narratives of Asian American
subject formation . In China Men ( 1980 ) , Kingston wrote about the labor
exploitation of male Chinese immigrants , over several generations , who were
A sense of shared oppression united Asian American opposition to the Vietnam
War ( Chun 103 ; Kim 222 ) . In The Fifth Book of Peace , the sole Asian American
protester not only associates the recent war with the fires that consumed her ...
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