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 secrecy of private memory , its residence in the skull case of an individual ,
the profoundly binding identification of story with hidden self , that is , the
psychological integrity of memory , is irrevocably changed in composition in the
For the individual , the movement from child to adult involves an acknowledgment
of this process of forgetting , an estrangement from personal , historical continuity
, and then " from this estrangement comes a conception of personhood ...
... is not a subjective individual - psychological formation with ' permanent
resident ' s rights ' in a person ' s head ; no , the idea is inter - individual and inter
- subjective — the realm of its existence is not individual consciousness but
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