To See and See Again

Author: Tara Bahrampour
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520223543
Release Date: 2000-08-29
Genre: History

The daughter of an Iranian father and an American mother describes growing up in two countries.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature 3 volumes

Author: Guiyou Huang
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781567207361
Release Date: 2008-12-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.

Identity Diaspora and Return in American Literature

Author: Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317818205
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: Literary Criticism

This volume combines literary analysis and theoretical approaches to mobility, diasporic identities and the construction of space to explore the different ways in which the notion of return shapes contemporary ethnic writing such as fiction, ethnography, memoir, and film. Through a wide variety of ethnic experiences ranging from the Transatlantic, Asian American, Latino/a and Caribbean alongside their corresponding forms of displacement - political exile, war trauma, and economic migration - the essays in this collection connect the intimate experience of the returning subject to multiple locations, historical experiences, inter-subjective relations, and cultural interactions. They challenge the idea of the narrative of return as a journey back to the untouched roots and home that the ethnic subject left behind. Their diacritical approach combines, on the one hand, a sensitivity to the context and structural elements of modern diaspora; and on the other, an analysis of the individual psychological processes inherent to the experience of displacement and return such as nostalgia, memory and belonging. In the narratives of return analyzed in this volume, space and identity are never static or easily definable; rather, they are in-process and subject to change as they are always entangled in the historical and inter-subjective relations ensuing from displacement and mobility. This book will interest students and scholars who wish to further explore the role of American literature within current debates on globalization, migration, and ethnicity.

Ethnic American Literature An Encyclopedia for Students

Author: Emmanuel S. Nelson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610698818
Release Date: 2015-02-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

Unlike any other book of its kind, this volume celebrates published works from a broad range of American ethnic groups not often featured in the typical canon of literature. • Highlights the most important print and electronic resources on multicultural literature through a detailed bibliography • Features entries from 50 contributors, all of whom are experts in their fields • Includes cultural works not often highlighted in traditional textbooks, such as Iranian American literature, Dominican American literature, and Puerto Rican American literature

Iran today

Author: Mehran Kamrava
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 031334163X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

Nicht ohne meine Tochter

Author: Betty Mahmoody
ISBN: 3404611306
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Fiction

Die Autorin, von ihrem persischen Ehemann in Teheran festgehalten, hätte fliehen können, ihre Tochter aber sollte sie zurücklassen...

Educating Immigrants

Author: Mitra K. Shavarini
Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing
ISBN: 159332054X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

Mitra K. Shavarini is currently a visiting scholar at Tufts University's Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development.

Graphic Subjects

Author: Michael A. Chaney
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: UIUC:30112108622405
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

In Graphic Subjects, Michael A. Chaney brings together a lively mix of scholars to examine the use of autobiography within graphic novels ... These essays, accompanied by visual examples, illuminate the new horizons that illustrated autobiographical narrative creates -- from cover.

Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112116764
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Talking books

Gendering Border Studies

Author: Jane Aaron
ISBN: NWU:35556041256140
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Social Science

This book explores this new interdisciplinary field and develops it further. The main questions it asks are: How do we define 'borders', 'frontiers' and 'boundaries' in different disciplinary approaches of gendered border studies? What were and are the main fields of gendered border studies in different fields? What might be important questions for future research?

Encyclopedia of Women Islamic Cultures Methodologies paradigms and sources

Author: Jacqueline Siapno
Publisher: Encyclopedia of Women & Islami
ISBN: 9004113800
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Religion

Focuses on women and the civilizations and societies in which Islam has played a historic role. Surveys all facets of life (society, economy, politics, religion, the arts, popular culture, sports, health, science, medicine, environment, and so forth) of women in these societies.