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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Beng hung on to Father ' s , who swam out to the horizon , unafraid that the four of
us might drop out of each other ' s grip into the salty waves . Father was a strong
swimmer . As a boy he had jumped off the bridge into the Malacca River in ...
Genres, Performance, and Culture Rocío G. Davis Jaume Aurell, Jaume Aurell i
Cardona, Ana Beatriz Delgado. the first time , the switch came down for three cuts
; perhaps it was more . After that evening I knew I could not depend on my father
We thought that the discord in that house over issues of the Virgin of Guadalupe
and prayer beads and bills and money and our noise and my father ' s heated
accusations to his father of Carmen ' s mistreatment were purely matters of ...
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