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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servations about the particular horror of internalizing the demand for "
camouflage , " the demand that Japanese Americans attempt to claim citizenship
by denying their ethnic heritage , culture , and physiques . Not until the 1980s ,
with Japan ...
However , Minatoya ' s novel is the first Japanese American novel to focus on
Japan in the 1920s and 30s , a time when ... a more nuanced representation of
Japan that includes modern Japanese subjects who are neither geisha nor
ther light on the political and material conditions depicted by Minatoya , who in
turn shares her perceptions of Japan from a nisei ... Like other nisei visitors to
Japan , Mary Kimoto finds herself a conceptual anomaly , both to Japanese and
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