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Locating Life Stories: Beyond East-West Binaries in (Auto)biographical Studies

edited by Maureen Perkins
Format
Book
Published
[Honolulu] : Published for the Biographical Research Center by the University of Hawai'i Press, 2012.
Language
English
Series
A Biography Monograph
Biography Monograph
ISBN
9780824837303 (hbk. : alk. paper), 0824837304 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Never the twain : life writing's geographical context / Maureen Perkins
  • Refusing the cultural turn : Amir Muhammad's politics of surfaces / Philip Holden
  • Life writing and the making of companionable objects : reflections on Sunaryo's Titik Nadir / Kenneth M. George
  • "These people are my people, these places are my places" : cultural hybridity and identity in South African artist David Kramer's Oeuvre / Mathilda Slabbert
  • Under new management : whiteness in post-apartheid South African life writing / Tony Simoes da Silva
  • Martin Amis, mimetic contracts, and life writing pacts : a story about 9/11 / Craig Howes
  • Hidden heroes : cultural interaction and nationalism in nineteenth and early twentieth century Hawaiian biographies / Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada
  • Ethics, oral history, and interpreters in the Iraq War / Maria Faini
  • "Don't write this" : researching provincial biographies in Indonesia / Gerry van Klinken
  • Biography in the court room? Far from a final judgment / Peter Read
  • Writing lives in exile : autobiographies of the Indonesian left abroad / David T. Hill
  • Local boons : the many lives of family stories / Kirin Narayan
  • The Jiwen of Shen Cheng for his daughter Azhen / Pei-yi Wu.
Description
265 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
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