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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As Judith Butler has pointed out , this figure of the man looking back is
foundational to understanding the paradox of subjectivity , being at once "
dominated by a power external to oneself ” and “ dependent upon that very
power " to give ...
On the other side of the page , there is the thick but trim figure of Okubo herself
looking wearily at the round - faced woman . Behind Okubo there are two men ,
also apparently internees , one looking down at her and another , immediately ...
While the father figure in The Fifth Book of Peace represents Chinese American
male immigrants who were “ feminized ” in relation to white male citizens , the
daughter figure belongs to the generation that contested white American racism
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