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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Abraham Verghese ' s and Mira Nair ' s My Own Country Pin - chia Feng As I got
to know more gay men , I became curious about their life stories , keen to
compare their stories with mine . There was an obvious parallel : society
outside the consciousness of most Americans , " thus Verghese ' s insider
position in this rural community " may represent a dubious kind of belonging to
America ” ; and yet " the particular nature of his doctoring enables him to move
from the ...
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