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Revolving-Door Life Writing - Literature and Cinema of Puerto Rican Women

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Revolving-Door Life Writing is about selected Puerto Rican female (im)migrant authors and filmmakers on the East Coast of the United States. The focus of this study lies on the hybrid and partly transnational cultural identities of these life writers. Since Nuyorican and NuRican life writing undermines the given context of the (neo-)colonial status, decisive attempts at decolonisation take place. The authors use the rather subversive strategy of jaibaría, a Puerto Rican folk tactic; the filmmakers are more overt with their tools of directness voiced in confrontation and provocation. Combining psychology, sociology and postcolonial studies in an interdisciplinary approach within the realm of Transnational American Studies, this work reveals living in-between as a difficult yet decisive experience leading to a conscious and active support of a shared humanity.

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'Revolving-Door Life Writing' is about selected Puerto Rican female (im)migrant authors and filmmakers on the East Coast of the United States. The focus of this study lies on the hybrid and partly transnational cultural identities of these life writers. Since Nuyorican and "NuRican" life writing undermines the given context of the (neo-)colonial status, decisive attempts at decolonisation take place. The authors use the rather subversive strategy of jaibaría, a Puerto Rican folk tactic; the filmmakers are more overt with their tools of directness voiced in confrontation and provocation. Combining psychology, sociology and postcolonial studies in an interdisciplinary approach within the realm of Transnational American Studies, this work reveals "living in-between" as a difficult yet decisive experience leading to a conscious and active support of a shared humanity.

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Authors Christin Freyer
Publisher Universitätsverlag Winter
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 01.08.2013
 
EAN 9783825361464
ISBN 978-3-8253-6146-4
No. of pages 281
Dimensions 139 mm x 215 mm x 21 mm
Weight 436 g
Illustrations 9 Tabellen, 6 Abbildungen
Series American Studies / A Monograph Series
American Studies
American Studies / A Monograph Series
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > English linguistics / literary studies

kulturelle Identität, Life Writing, Transnationalismus, Transnational Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Biographik, Escalona, Judith, jaibaria, Negron-Muntaner, Frances, Mohr, Nicholasa, Ortiz Cofer, Judith, Puerto Rico /Literatur, puerto-ricanischer Film

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