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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This concept of " imagined community ” is especially apt for Palestine , a nation
whose people have been living in a state of ... In fact , the situation of the
Palestinian people demonstrates the power of the collective imagination to
sustain and ...
This challenge to the Palestinian connection to the land forces a
reconceptualization of the self - identity of the Palestinian ... This need to
intervene in the historical record of Palestine led to a “ boom ” in autobiographical
writing in the 1980s ...
Since the occupation and dismantling of Palestine in 1948 , Palestinian national
identity has been shaped by the experiences of displacement and dispersion ,
economic hardship , violence , and repression . Salma Khadra Jayyusi asserts
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