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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Vågan ' s reading , however , framed through Pierre Bourdieu ' s concept of
habitus , argues , “ In the heart of memory lies the dialectic relationship between
narrative and experience . This implies that memories from the past are
discourses of ...
... story , he argues , has other implications : “ The experience of European
immigrants have been well documented in books , films and songs , but few who
have come from south of our border have ever told their stories on paper " ( vii ) .
original title from Rain of Gold to Rio Grande , in Villaseñor ' s eyes a most
indecent request because , as he argues , “ they wanted a Mexican title for a
Mexican book , but Rio Grande is a John Wayne movie ” ( “ Rain Maker " 1 ) .
When the text ...
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