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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Padilla's work on the life narratives of Californianas announces the need to delve further into Chicana border subjectivity since , as Padilla reminds us , the remapping of the Southwest and the imposition of new political border ...
look at words of border residents , be they border straddlers or border crossers , and to the life narratives of those Mexicanas whose lives and work are defined by a proximity to the border and to a transnational understanding of the ...
V. The Border The ultimate expression of this complexity is Acosta's description of Oscar's journey down south into Mexico and the literal and metaphorical act of crossing the border between the two countries .
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