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 writes : “ This book represents my understanding of the ways in which Mexican American autobiography came into formation as a personal and communitarian response to the threat of erasure . Understanding did not come easily .
Partha Chatterjee , in National Thought and the Colonial World , argues that the historicizing of the present cultural identity of a nation makes possible a new understanding of the concept of " nationhood ” as it applies to the ...
As Judith Butler has pointed out , this figure of the man looking back is foundational to understanding the paradox of subjectivity , being at once " dominated by a power external to oneself " and " dependent upon that very power " to ...
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