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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... has suggested that Verghese ' s reputation has attracted unwanted AIDS
patients to the medical center , the doctor is seen getting drunk , playing the
guitar , and singing with a zest in the company of his buddy , the white mechanic
While the father figure in The Fifth Book of Peace represents Chinese American
male immigrants who were “ feminized ” in relation to white male citizens , the
daughter figure belongs to the generation that contested white American racism
Initially , the lonely narrator ' s repressed feelings of pain and isolation are
projected onto two disowned racial doubles - a female beggar and a black
woman who also shares her life with a white activist - who begin to haunt her
while she still ...
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