Ethnic Life Writing and Histories: Genres, Performance, and Culture
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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servations about the particular horror of internalizing the demand for " camouflage , " the demand that Japanese Americans ... Not until the 1980s , with Japan's rise as an economic power , the claiming of civil rights by more Asian ...
However , Minatoya's novel is the first Japanese American novel to focus on Japan in the 1920s and 30s , a time when Japan ... her particular slant may illustrate the author's wish to create a more nuanced representation of Japan that ...
Like other nisei visitors to Japan , Mary Kimoto finds herself a conceptual anomaly , both to Japanese and to ... For Mary , as for other nisei and sansei , the need to conform to Japanese social roles is counterbalanced against her ...
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