The Resource Against amnesia : contemporary women writers and the crises of historical memory, Nancy J. Peterson

Against amnesia : contemporary women writers and the crises of historical memory, Nancy J. Peterson

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Against amnesia : contemporary women writers and the crises of historical memory
Title
Against amnesia
Title remainder
contemporary women writers and the crises of historical memory
Statement of responsibility
Nancy J. Peterson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Against Amnesia, Nancy J. Peterson addresses the ongoing postmodernist debate over the possibility and relevance of documentary and official histories. Drawing on Adrienne Rich's claim that women's literature and multicultural literature vigorously resist the amnesio and nostalgia that characterize mainstream North American culture, Perterson examines the struggles toward collective memory in a wealth of contemporary women's writing." "Peterson's in-depth analyses of selected works by Louise Erdich, Toni Morrison, Irena Klepfisz, Joy Kogawo, and other contemporary women writers illustrate the ways in which these authors recover and represent the historical memories attached to their racial/ethnic backgrounds. Their works probe traumatic moments in the marginalized histories of minority peoples, including Native American genocide and dispossession; African American slavery, migration, and displacement; the Holocaust; and the internment of people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Peterson contends that these writers employ literary strategies that call attention to the gaps and silences of official histories. At the same time, these literary strategies allow the authors to narrate resonant counterhistories. Rejecting the playfully imaginative treatment of history found in typical postmodern novels, these contemporary women writers seek to reconstruct historical narratives in their texts and thereby reinvigorate historical memory in contemporary American culture."--Jacket
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peterson, Nancy J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.M56
LC item number
P48 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Klepfisz, Irena
  • Erdrich, Louise
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Kogawa, Joy
  • Klepfisz, Irena
  • Erdrich, Louise
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Kogawa, Joy
  • Klepfisz, Irena
  • Kogawa, Joy
  • Erdrich, Louise
  • Morrison, Toni
  • American literature
  • Literature and history
  • Women and literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Minority women
  • Minority women in literature
  • Ethnic groups in literature
  • Minorities in literature
  • Memory in literature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Mémoire dans la littérature
  • Minorités dans la littérature
  • Groupes ethniques dans la littérature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature et histoire
  • Écrits de femmes américains
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Geschichte <Motiv>
  • Erinnerung <Motiv>
  • Gedächtnis <Motiv>
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Geschichtsbewusstsein
  • Kanada
  • USA
Label
Against amnesia : contemporary women writers and the crises of historical memory, Nancy J. Peterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History as wound -- "Haunted America": Louise Erdrich and Native American history -- Toni Morrison and the desire for a "genuine Black history book" -- Remembering Holocaust history -- Joy Kogawa and the peculiar "logic" of internment
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780812235944
Lccn
00047944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45066096
  • (OCoLC)ocm45066096
Label
Against amnesia : contemporary women writers and the crises of historical memory, Nancy J. Peterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History as wound -- "Haunted America": Louise Erdrich and Native American history -- Toni Morrison and the desire for a "genuine Black history book" -- Remembering Holocaust history -- Joy Kogawa and the peculiar "logic" of internment
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780812235944
Lccn
00047944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45066096
  • (OCoLC)ocm45066096

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