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Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter analyzes Díaz’s work through his critique of U.S. neocolonialism. His attention to classism, intraethnic racism, and internalized racism illustrates Drown’s effectiveness as what the chapter terms a narrative of loss. Díaz’s text grapples with the immediate, measurable losses...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... immigration literature Dominican American identity narrative of loss ...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... Drown’s effectiveness as what the chapter terms a narrative of loss. Díaz’s text grapples with the immediate, measurable losses associated with immigration: loss of a physical home, loss of family, loss of language. His principal narrator, Yunior de las Casas, illustrates the psychocultural migration...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373230-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7323-0
..., fear, and transgression. The potentate’s secret power lay in the commodification of life, in the creation of desires fulfilled only by killing and sacrifice. The narrative of loss in the Black text refuses or forgets the enchantment of the subjugated by the promise of the material. Colonial statues...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374978-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7497-8
... loss of land, home, and family, as well as nostalgia for a larger subcontinental ethos now gone forever, figure in their writing. Though these narratives are not autobiographies in the strict sense of the term, they are deeply autobiographical in sentiment, enabling the women to speak for a larger...
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7497-8
... to unfold on the subcontinent; also how loss of land, home, and family, as well as nostalgia for a larger subcontinental ethos now gone forever, figure in their writing. Though these narratives are not autobiographies in the strict sense of the term, they are deeply autobiographical in sentiment, enabling...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374084-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7408-4
... This chapter introduces two different ways of imagining the postracial. On the one hand, the postracial names a state and place beyond racial difference and inequality, or a condition advancing toward this state. This version of the post-racial overlooks how over-confident narratives, especially...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374978-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7497-8
... highlights the nature of “interrupted stories” in Nazr’s writing caused by political events including Partition, personal sorrow, and the loss of youth and health. In addition to the form of writing, this chapter also sheds light on the depictions of “everyday life,” exploring the self and society fashioned...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374084-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7408-4
... This chapter revisits W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk in the effort to draw out a relevant tension in the text. On the one hand, Du Bois seems to assimilate black strivings into a progressive, teleological narrative that finds its culmination in the civic nation and the ideals...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 11 February 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7574-6
...Potency and Life This chapter discusses the relationship between two opposing trends—the loss of jing (seminal essence) and the revival of yangsheng (the cultivation of life). Having been discouraged in the Maoist period, yangsheng regained legitimacy in post-Mao China. In a countertendency...
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7497-8
... writing caused by political events including Partition, personal sorrow, and the loss of youth and health. In addition to the form of writing, this chapter also sheds light on the depictions of “everyday life,” exploring the self and society fashioned in the pages of Nazr’s narrative. Nazr Sajjad...
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By Kathleen Diffley
Published: 03 April 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385967-026
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8596-7
... description of the Manassas “panorama” appears in The Civil War: A Narrative, 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (New York: Vintage–Random House, 1986), 78; Drew Gilpin Faust’s assessment of the “foundations of personal identity” is elaborated in Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South...
Book Chapter

By Kathleen Diffley
Published: 03 April 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385967-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8596-7
... description of the Manassas “panorama” appears in The Civil War: A Narrative, 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (New York: Vintage–Random House, 1986), 78; Drew Gilpin Faust’s assessment of the “foundations of personal identity” is elaborated in Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South...
Book Chapter

By Kathleen Diffley
Published: 03 April 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385967-033
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8596-7
... description of the Manassas “panorama” appears in The Civil War: A Narrative, 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (New York: Vintage–Random House, 1986), 78; Drew Gilpin Faust’s assessment of the “foundations of personal identity” is elaborated in Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South...
Book Chapter

By Kathleen Diffley
Published: 03 April 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385967-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8596-7
... description of the Manassas “panorama” appears in The Civil War: A Narrative, 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (New York: Vintage–Random House, 1986), 78; Drew Gilpin Faust’s assessment of the “foundations of personal identity” is elaborated in Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South...
Book Chapter

By Kathleen Diffley
Published: 03 April 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385967-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8596-7
... description of the Manassas “panorama” appears in The Civil War: A Narrative, 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (New York: Vintage–Random House, 1986), 78; Drew Gilpin Faust’s assessment of the “foundations of personal identity” is elaborated in Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South...
Published: 03 April 2002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8596-7
... description of the Manassas “panorama” appears in The Civil War: A Narrative, 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (New York: Vintage–Random House, 1986), 78; Drew Gilpin Faust’s assessment of the “foundations of personal identity” is elaborated in Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South...
Book Chapter

By Kathleen Diffley
Published: 03 April 2002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8596-7
... description of the Manassas “panorama” appears in The Civil War: A Narrative, 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (New York: Vintage–Random House, 1986), 78; Drew Gilpin Faust’s assessment of the “foundations of personal identity” is elaborated in Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South...
Book Chapter

By Kathleen Diffley
Published: 03 April 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385967-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8596-7
.... Shelby Foote’s description of the Manassas “panorama” appears in The Civil War: A Narrative, 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (New York: Vintage–Random House, 1986), 78; Drew Gilpin Faust’s assessment of the “foundations of personal identity” is elaborated in Mothers of Invention: Women...
Published: 03 April 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385967-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8596-7
... description of the Manassas “panorama” appears in The Civil War: A Narrative, 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (New York: Vintage–Random House, 1986), 78; Drew Gilpin Faust’s assessment of the “foundations of personal identity” is elaborated in Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South...