Ethnic Life Writing and Histories: Genres, Performance, and Culture
Edited by Rocío G. Davis, Jaume Aurell, and Ana Beatriz Delgado
Hamburg: LIT Verlag, 2007
This collection focuses on how literary creativity and historical inscriptions produce texts that require nuanced readings of forms of life writing. These reflections support the use of life writing as an interpretative frame for historical information, validating it for historical discourse as the act of telling and writing one’s story affirms as it performs identity. Our approach is based on a methodology that connects genre studies and historiography, to arrive at conclusions about the writing of the history of globalization, immigration, racial and ethnic negotiation.