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 picture had become a kind of iconic photograph representing trauma over
the last thirty years . Most recently , it was used after the attack on the World
Trade Center by a British newspaper , The Mirror , which juxtaposed “ the famous
Another way of adding a layer of richness to the aridity of the photograph is to
provide historical context for 1972 , the year when the picture was taken . Writing
for a transnational readership , Chong assumes that her readers know little of the
This fact is important because some of the later reports credit Kim Phuc ' s picture
with stopping the war . However , as Chong points out , e U . S . was already
beginning its withdrawal of troops before the famous photograph . Chong also
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