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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Asian American identity , ” Peter X . Feng argues , “ is defined not by history , but
by gaps in history : the absence of information bespeaks a historical trauma that
defines Asian Americans ” ( 17 ) . Hence while Verghese is relatively laconic ...
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
cultural middle - class area indicates her class divergence from older generations
of Chinese immigrants . With her ... A sense of shared oppression united Asian
American opposition to the Vietnam War ( Chun 103 ; Kim 222 ) . In The Fifth ...
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