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Series: Post-Contemporary Interventions
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398677-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9867-7
Published: 22 June 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386872-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8687-2
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...
Published: 14 November 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381952-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8195-2
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396963-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9696-3
Series: New Americanists
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377757-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7775-7
Series: New Americanists
Published: 30 November 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381976-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8197-6
Book Chapter

By Attiya Ahmad
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... everyday religious conversion transnational migration domestic workers stories/narratives ...
Series: Post-Contemporary Interventions
Published: 04 April 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388937-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8893-7
Published: 29 June 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382393-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8239-3
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... The epilogue explores why postcolonial world literature is fascinated with the story despite the fact that the novel is the dominant mode of narrative. Based on a reading of Ninotchka Rosca’s State of War and Timothy Mo’s Renegade , it argues with the help of Benjamin’s account...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 29 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374718-034
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7471-8
... Every story has multiple sides to it, as a meeting with the Municipal Police reveals. narrative fieldwork ethnography police ...
Book Chapter

By Pheng Cheah
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... Ninotchka Rosca Timothy Mo Walter Benjamin narrative story the Philippines finitude U.S. colonialism worldly ethics revolution global capitalism ...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 25 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376224-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7622-4
... This chapter examines the popular and industrial representation of undersea cables. It argues that most stories about undersea cables fit into one of two narrative modes: connection narratives and disruption narratives. The chapter traces these narratives’ spatial and temporal limitations...
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373223-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
..., and irrepressibly expansive nature of the everyday. everyday religious conversion transnational migration domestic workers stories/narratives ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... complex layers of embeddedness as bodies and narratives circulate. Received medical modes of eliciting patient stories and transforming them into medical narratives thus erase or pathologize the webs of care and health/communicative labor that patients and relatives bring to the clinic. Analyzing how...
Published: 21 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375043-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7504-3
... Starting with a consideration of what a story is, and the inadequacy of a coherent narrative about necessarily chaotic lives, the introduction examines the changing history of African Americans mourning the murder and subsequently celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 19 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373780-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7378-0
... Chapter 6 draws from SF writers Ursula K. Le Guin and Octavia Butler, in alliance with ants and acacia seeds in particular places. The task is to tell an SF adventure story with acacias and their associates as the protagonists. It turns out that Le Guin’s carrier bag theory of narrative comes...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... 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 intrinsic to people who are stuck in a narrative of loss. The stories in Drown are striking examples of contemporary Dominican...
Published: 25 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374633-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7463-3
... Picking up the story of posttransplant life, this chapter resists the romance of transplantation’s standard salvationary narrative as the iconic “gift of life”—a narrative that reaches its climax at the moment of receiving the transplant, with little attention to what comes next. Foregrounding...