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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Remembering his body , I need to count to materialize it out of the myth of muscle
and salt water . A man of twenty - eight , lean , muscular , bearing on his
shoulders the exposed naked slippery bodies of four children , each destined to
wills , legacies ; and in family and communal bodies as hereditary diseases and
in the form of related bodies and so forth ... The move “ to grant the body a central
role in shaping the mind " ( Wilson ) may well be incorporated into how we think ...
All these features can be found in Acosta ' s Autobiography , too , as the material
body and its degradation play a highly important role . Oscar is perpetually in the
process of eating or drinking , he is belching , vomiting and digesting - all the ...
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