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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Nair conveniently adds a few scenes of Odissi dance to the script and effectively
makes Rajani into a symbol of " authentic , educated India " 16 with a secure
national / cultural identity . Thus when they first move to Johnson City Verghese
Though they are not willing to control the next generation ' s patterns of life , they
evoke an awareness of their cultural roots that can function as a referential
framework for their own processes of self - positioning within the contexts of their
Notably , diasporic subjects are perceived to be struggling “ against adversity and
violation by affirming their cultural hybridity and shifting positions in society " (
Ong 13 ) . This provides a new diasporic identity related to historical factors ...
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