Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnography

Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnography

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qAsian Canadian Writing beyond Autoethnography explores some of the latest developments in the literary and cultural practices of Canadians of Asian heritage. While earlier work by ethnic, multicultural, or minority writers in Canada was often concerned with immigration, the moment of arrival, issues of assimilation, and conflicts between generations, literary and cultural production in the new millennium no longer focuses solely on the conflict between the Old World and the New or the clashes between culture of origin and adopted culture. No longer are minority authors identifying simply with their ethnic or racial cultural background in opposition to dominant culture.q qThe essays in this collection explore ways in which Asian Canadian authors and artists have gone beyond what Francoise Lionnet calls autoethnography, or ethnographic autobiography. They demonstrate the ways representations of race and ethnicity, particularly in works by Asian Canadians in the last decade, have changed--have become more playful, untraditional, aesthetically and ideologically transgressive, and exciting.q--Jacket.I focus on Fred Waha#39;s prose writinghis biofictions and critical essaysa€”rather than his poetry because while his strategies of disrupting expectations in language communication might be readily accepted in poetrya€”especially what we see asanbsp;...

Title:Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnography
Author:Eleanor Ty, Christl Verduyn
Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press - 2008-08-14


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