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Constructing Identity in Iranian-American Self-Narrative
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ISBN-13:
9781137473318
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
221
Autor:
M. Blaim
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
PDF
Kopierschutz:
1 - PDF Watermark
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction PART I: TROUBLED HERITAGE 1. Explaining Departure: Narratives of Victimicy 2. A Usable Past: Construction of Religion and Alternative Identifications PART II: LANGUAGE, BODY, AND THE IRANIAN-AMERICAN SELF 3. The Interplay of Language and Identity Construction 4. The Iranian-American Body In Between PART III: CULTURE INHERITED/IN FLUX 5. Between Fiction and Fact: Telling the Iranian-American Self 6. Relative Identities: The Iranian-American Self in Its Relation to Others 7. Imagining "Home:" Between Persian Paradise and American Arcadia Conclusion
Shaped by the experiences of the Iranian Revolution, Iranian-American autobiographers use this chaotic past to tell their current stories in the United States. Wagenknecht analyzes a wide range of such writing and draws new conclusions about migration, exile, and life between different and often clashing cultures.