Migrancy Culture Identity

Author: Iain Chambers
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134881541
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In Migrancy, Culture, Identity, Iain Chambers unravels how our sense of place and identity is realised as we move through myriad languages, worlds and histories. The author explores the uncharted impact of cultural diversity on today's world, from the 'realistic' eye of the painter to the 'scientific' approach of the cultural anthropologist or the critical distance of the historian; from the computer screen to the Walkman and 'World Music'. Migrancy, Culture and Identity takes us on a journey into the disturbance and dislocation of culture and identity that faces all of us to explore how migration, marginality and homelessness have disrupted the West's faith in linear progress and rational thinking, undermining our knowledge, history and cultural identity.

Literary Passion Ideological Commitment

Author: Dawn Duke
Editor: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780838757062
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This study examines Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian women writers, as well as analyzing the roles of women of African descent in Cuban and Brazilian literature. Initially, literary imagination locked women into circumscribed roles, a result of hierarchies embedded in slavery and coloniality, and sustained by hierarchical theories on race and gender. The discussion illustrates how these negative aspects have influenced the mainstream literary imagination that contrasts with the "self-portrayals" created by women writers themselves. Even as there continues to be disadvantageous constructions, there is no doubt that a modification has occurred over time in images, representation, and articulation. It is a change directly associated with the instances when women themselves are the writers. The historiographic image of the Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian woman as a written object is ideologically replaced by a vision of her as a writing subject. It is here that the vision of a creative, multifaceted, and diversified literature becomes important. Dawn Duke is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Tennessee.

Spanish American Women S Use Of The Word

Author: Stacey Schlau
Editor: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816517121
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Women's participation, both formal and informal, in the creation of what we now call Spanish America is reflected in its literary legacy. Stacey Schlau examines what women from a wide spectrum of classes and races have to say about the societies in which they lived and their place in them. Schlau has written the first book to study a historical selection of Spanish American women's writings with an emphasis on social and political themes. Through their words, she offers an alternative vision of the development of narrative genresÑcritical, fictional, and testimonialÑfrom colonial times to the present. The authors considered here represent the chronological yet nonlinear development of women's narrative. They include Teresa Romero Zapata, accused before the Inquisition of being a false visionary; InŽs Su‡rez, nun and writer of spiritual autobiography; Gertrudis G—mez de Avellaneda, author of an indigenist historical romance; Magda Portal, whose biography of Flora Trist‡n furthered her own political agenda; Dora Alonso, who wrote revolutionary children's books; Domitila Barrios de Chungara, political leader and organizer; Elvira OrphŽe, whose novel unpacks the psychology of the torturer; and several others who address social and political struggles that continue to the present day. Although the writers treated here may seem to have little in common, all sought to maneuver through institutions and systems and insert themselves into public life by using the written word, often through the appropriation and modification of mainstream genres. In examining how these authors stretched the boundaries of genre to create a multiplicity of hybrid forms, Schlau reveals points of convergence in the narrative tradition of challenging established political and social structures. Outlining the shape of this literary tradition, she introduces us to a host of neglected voices, as well as examining better-known ones, who demonstrate that for women, simply writing can be a political act.

Portuguese Literary Cultural Studies

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Review Of Culture

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V Puti

Author: Olga Kagan
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This innovative book contains twelve units and combines a communicative approach with a solid grammar foundation that will prepare readers for further study at the advanced level. Takes a contrastive cultures approach that consists of the exchange of information between Americans and Russians. Develops all four language skills in each unit. Each lesson contains: conversations followed by various oral exercises; writing assignments; grammar review or introduction followed by exercises; authentic reading selections from newspapers (“Reading for Information”); a discussion of Russian speech conventions; and an unabridged literary book (“Reading for Pleasure”).

Sankirtos

Author: Robert Bird
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Inc
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This volume is published in celebration of the seventieth birthday of Tomas Venclova, Lithuanian poet, literary scholar, essayist on contemporary culture and politics of Eastern Europe, and professor of Russian literature at Yale University. Thomas Venclova is one of the towering figures of contemporary intellectual and cultural life. A passionate proponent of human rights and member of the dissident movement in the Soviet Union, he also made a substantial contribution to the liberation of Eastern Europe. The essays presented include studies of Russian literature, Russian and Eastern European cultural history, and the culture of the Baltic states. The authors of this volume span the entire range of Tomas Venclova's interests and contributions. They include colleagues from many countries, among them Michel Aucouturier (Paris), Nikolay Bogomolov (Moscow), Stefano Garzonio (Pisa), Viach. Vs. Ivanov (Los Angeles-Moscow), Lev Loseff(Dartmouth), Adam Michnik (Warsaw), Boris Ravdin (Riga), Stephanie Sandler (Harvard), Alexander Schenker (Yale), Roman Timenchik (Jerusalem), Michael Wachtel (Princeton), and others.