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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Self - identification speaks volumes about regional , generational , and even political orientations . The term Mexicana typically refers to immigrant women , with Mexican American signifying U.S. birth . Chicana reflects a political ...
In his text's preface he explains his political difficulties as a Chicano in proceeding with his studies which included the writings of those he considers “ ricos " or landowners.8 As much as he too would like to exclude these 8 Padilla ...
... class achievement and assimilation than political activism.2 In addition to narratives of Japanese American resistance ... one also finds in Japanese American literature many representations of the " quietist ” approach to political ...
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