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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The tradition of " Claiming America " has been a major trope in Asian American
literature as discussed by , among others ... I argued that Alexander was using
her tormented autobiographical writings to “ claim psychic and literary space
When urged during a 2005 interview to claim one geographical space as home ,
Alexander admitted , after much resistance , that since 9 / 11 she considers New
York city as her home , primarily because it is the place she has raised her ...
New York as home automatically also entail her claiming of America ? ... claim
the American nation per se , her revised memoir expresses a strong sense of
different homes where she has a history of being violated , or has not felt secure ,
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