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 imagination of the nation itself must reflect the heterogeneous nature of the
people in whose minds it exists . Partha Chatterjee , in National Thought and the
Colonial World , argues that the historicizing of the present cultural identity of a ...
This technique emphasizes the constructed , fragmented , and historically
contingent nature of identity in opposition to the teleological nature of the
universal subject ' s narrative . Darwish is not writing the transcendent origins of
This effect of unity is achieved through the monologic nature of Franklin ' s
depiction . Going back to Mikhail Bakhtin ' s fundamental distinction between
monologic discourse on the one hand and the dialogic ( or alternatively
polyphonic ) ...
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