Multiethnic American Literatures

Author: Helane Adams Androne
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786476915
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This book provides original essays that suggest ways to engage students in the classroom with the cultural factors of American literature. Some of the essays focus on individual authors' works, others view American literature more broadly, and still others focus on the application of culturally based methods for reading. All suggest a closer look at how ethnicity, culture and pedagogy interact in the classroom to help students better understand the complexity of works written by African American, Native American, Asian American, Latino/a, and several other often overlooked American literatures.

Multiethnic American Literatures

Author: Helane Adams Androne
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476617341
Size: 80.10 MB
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This book provides original essays that suggest ways to engage students in the classroom with the cultural factors of American literature. Some of the essays focus on individual authors' works, others view American literature more broadly, and still others focus on the application of culturally based methods for reading. All suggest a closer look at how ethnicity, culture and pedagogy interact in the classroom to help students better understand the complexity of works written by African American, Native American, Asian American, Latino/a, and several other often overlooked American literatures.

Misfit Children

Author: Markus Bohlmann
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498525806
Size: 45.48 MB
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This collection of essays turns to misfit children as those found in-between socio-cultural, psychological and physical realms. It explores both the possibilities and futilities of negotiating this in-betweenness.

Ritual Structures In Chicana Fiction

Author: Helane Androne
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137588543
Size: 72.79 MB
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This book argues for the necessary and further examination of the sacred as it is ritualized within Chicana fiction. It suggests that religious, spiritual, linguistic and political symbolisms reveal rites that structure narrative performances of coping with and healing from trauma. Helane Androne examines these rites of spirit, service, and story as they occur in Ana Castillo’s So Far From God, Denise Chávez’s Face of An Angel, and Sandra Cisneros’ Caramelo. Beginning with the implications of Gloria Anzaldúa’s spiritual vision of Chicana identity alongside structural principles of ritual criticism, this study extends the discourse about the impact of the sacred in Chicana fiction. an>

Growing Up Transnational Identity And Kinship In A Global Era

Author: May Friedman
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442695234
Size: 46.78 MB
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Stereotypes and cultural imperialism often provide a framework of fixed characteristics for postmodern life, yet fail to address the implications of questions such as, "Where are you from?" Growing Up Transnational challenges the assumptions behind this fixed framework to look at the interconnectivity, conflict, and contradictions within current discussions of identity and kinship. This collection offers a fresh, feminist perspective on family relations, identity politics, and cultural locations in a global era. Using an interdisciplinary approach from fields including gender studies, postcolonial theory, and literary theory, this volume questions the concept of hybridity and the tangible implications of assumed identities. The rich personal narratives of the authors explore hyphenated identities, hybridized families, and the challenges and rewards of lives on and beyond borders. The result is a new transnational sensibility that explores the redefinition of the self, the family, and the nation.

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101200049
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"A GOLD MINE FOR SCHOLARS." *Deidre Carmody The New York Times Now, in this extraordinary literary uncovering, the original first half of Mark Twain's American masterpiece is available for the first time ever to a general readership. Lost for more than a century, the passages reinstated in this edition reveal a novel even more controversial than the version Twain published in 1885 and provide an invaluable insight into his creative process. A breakthrough of unparalleled impact, this comprehensive edition of an American classic is the final rebuttal in the tireless debate of "what Twain really meant." "[A] MASTERLY RESTORATION . . . I wish this new version of Huckleberry Finn would be distributed to all the nation's classrooms as the basic text and lead to a badly needed reconsideration of the questions it raises." *James A. McPherson Chicago Tribune "THOUGHTFULLY RESPECTS TWAIN'S INTENTIONS." *Gary Lee Stonum The Cleveland Plain Dealer With a Foreword and Addendum by Victor Doyno

Teaching American Ethnic Literatures

Author: John Rocco Maitino
Publisher:
ISBN:
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These critical essays, written specifically for instructors in literature courses, focus on longer works of prose in each of the four major ethnic literatures of the United States: Native American, Mexican American, Asian American, and African American. Each essay is accompanied by bibliographies and pedagogical strategies for helping students appreciate texts from a variety of cultures and traditions. Instructors of broad survey courses will find this text invaluable as will those planning more specialized courses in the novel, short story, or autobiography. The authors included are ones whose works are often taught but about whom little critical comment is yet available. Teaching American Ethnic Literatures contributes to the scholarship on ethnic writing in the United States and to the effort to apply that scholarship to classroom teaching.

Crossing Borders

Author: Tapan Basu
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611479002
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Crossing Borders is a gathering of twenty original, interdisciplinary essays on the paradigm of borders in African American literature, multi-ethnic U.S. studies, and South Asian studies. These essays by established and mid-career scholars from around the globe employ a variety of approaches to the idea of “border crossings” and represent important contributions to the discourses on modernity, diasporic mobility, populism, migration, exile, sub-nation, trans-nation, as well as the formation of nationalities, communities, and identities. Borders, in these contexts, signify social and national inequities and hierarchies and also the ways to challenge and transgress entrenched barriers sanctioned by habit, custom, and law. The volume also honors and celebrates the life and work of Amritjit Singh as a teacher, mentor, author, scholar, and editor over half a century.

Multi Ethnic Media

Author: David Cohen
Publisher: Chicago : Office for Library Service to the Disadvantaged, American Library Association
ISBN:
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