Ethnic Canon: Histories, Institutions, and Interventions Dance Palumbo-Liu

ISBN: 9781299913004

Published: September 25th 2013

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313 pages


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Ethnic Canon: Histories, Institutions, and Interventions  by  Dance Palumbo-Liu

Ethnic Canon: Histories, Institutions, and Interventions by Dance Palumbo-Liu
September 25th 2013 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 313 pages | ISBN: 9781299913004 | 8.32 Mb

Who determines what ethnic literature gets included in the standard educational canon? How does this decision making occur? The Ethnic Canon questions the current process, arguing that texts are added to the canon only after an operation thatMoreWho determines what ethnic literature gets included in the standard educational canon? How does this decision making occur? The Ethnic Canon questions the current process, arguing that texts are added to the canon only after an operation that attempts to resolve and neutralize historical and political contradictions and differences.

The Ethnic Canon offers a wide variety of critical viewpoints and speaks to the history and practice of canon formation within specific ethnic literatures. It is a unique collection in its pointed critique of the academy regarding particular authors and texts that have and have not been included in the canon. The texts examined include Toni Morrisons Song of Solomon, Ralph Ellisons Invisible Man, Americo Paredess Between Two Worlds, Richard Rodriquezs Days of Obligation, and David Henry Hwangs M.

Butterfly, along with the novels of Amy Tan, Filipino works, and Caribbean womens writings. Contributors include Norma Alarcon, University of California, Berkeley- Paula Gunn Allen, University of California, Los Angeles- Elliott Butler-Evans, University of California, Santa Barbara- Barbara Christian, University of California, Berkeley- Lisa Lowe, University of California, San Diego- Colleen Lye, Columbia University- Ramon Saldivar, Stanford University- E.

San Juan Jr., University of Connecticut, Storrs- Rosaura Sanchez, University of California, San Diego- Jana Sequoya-Magdaleno, Stanford University- and Sau-ling Cynthia Wong, University of California, Berkeley.



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