Masking Selves Making Subjects

Clearly, the danger lies in mistaking what one is not for what one is; and yet the raced subject cannot construct a positive, nonreactive self completely without reference to imposed constructions because they make up a significant part ...


Author: Traise Yamamoto

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520210349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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This sophisticated and comprehensive study is the first to situate Japanese American women's writing within theoretical contexts that provide a means of articulating the complex relationships between language and the body, gender and agency, nationalism and identity. Through an examination of post-World War II autobiographical writings, fiction, and poetry, Traise Yamamoto argues that these writers have employed the trope of masking—textually and psychologically—as a strategy to create an alternative discursive practice and to protect the self as subject. Yamamoto's range is broad, and her interdisciplinary approach yields richly textured, in-depth readings of a number of genres, including film and travel narrative. Looking at how the West has sexualized, infantilized, and feminized Japanese culture for over a century, she examines contemporary Japanese American women's struggle with this orientalist fantasy. Analyzing the various constraints and possibilities that these writers negotiate in order to articulate their differences, she shows how masking serves as a self-affirming discourse that dynamically interacts with mainstream culture's racial and sexual projections.

Foucault and the Making of Subjects

The first one can be attributed to those who emphasise the sole action of norms in the fabrication of subjects, regarding their own actions as pure ... Foucault reveals that three modes of objectification create the so-called subject.


Author: Laura Cremonesi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786601063

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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Explores a Foucaultian understanding of the subject in relation to truth and power.

Making Subject s

When the colonized subject is present, as in El nuevo mundo and The Tempest, the framework becomes explicitly imperial. Likewise the twentieth -century postcolonial novels examined here depict disparate characters within simultaneous ...


Author: Allen Carey-Webb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317776987

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Royal tourists colonial subjects and the making of a British world 1860 1911

the Queen's image, her subjects around the world appropriated, remade, and reimagined this representation through sometimes overlapping, sometimes competing lenses of social class and status; political rights and citizenship; ...


Author: Charles Reed

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781784996260

Category: History

Page: 256

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This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. This study examines the ritual space of nineteenth-century royal tours of empire and the diverse array of historical actors who participated in them. It suggests that the varied responses to the royal tours of the nineteenth century demonstrate how a multi-centred British imperial culture was forged in the empire and was constantly made and remade, appropriated and contested. In this context, subjects of empire provincialised the British Isles, centring the colonies in their political and cultural constructions of empire, Britishness, citizenship and loyalty.

Heritage Making and Migrant Subjects in the Deindustrialising Region of the Latrobe Valley

migrant subject position compels us to look both forwards and backwards in time and place. This is a perspective that can also be ... Migrants bring unique subjective temporalities to history-making. The aim of this Element is to centre ...


Author: Alexandra Dellios

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108908238

Category: Social Science


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This Element argues that community-initiated migrant heritage harbours the potential to challenge and expand state-sanctioned renderings of multiculturalism in liberal nation-states. In this search for alternative readings, community-initiated migrant heritage is positioned as a grassroots challenge to positivist state-multiculturalism. It can do this if we adopt the migrant perspective, a diasporic perspective of 'settlement' that is always unfinished, non-static, and non-essentialist. As mobile subjects, either once or many times over - a subject position arrived at through acts of mobility, sometimes spawned by violence or structural inequality, which can reverberate throughout subsequent generations - the migrant subject position compels us to look both forwards and backwards in time and place.

The Making of Geography as a Secondary School Subject

Lambert for example, recognised the value of geography in that it “links with science, with the arts and with other humanities subjects like history” and provides “curriculum coherence” in schools.83 Additionally, Scarfe observed that ...


Author: John Mortimer

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527570641

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 321

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No work has ever been produced previously that shows how historically geography has been constructed as a subject for the senior years of secondary schooling in Western Australia from 1917 to 1997. In doing so, this book contributes to the existing corpus of international research on the history of curriculum and particularly the history of geography as a senior secondary school subject. Much of it is based on primary sources, including the textbooks and atlases used, along with syllabus manuals and geography examination papers. It also provides a framework for investigating the construction of senior secondary school geography curricula in other constituencies, and could act as a model for engaging in further research in curriculum history for other school subjects state-wide, nationally and internationally. The book also makes an important contribution to the fields of curriculum design, curriculum development and curriculum innovation. It will be of great interest to historians of education, comparative educationists, education leaders, policy makers and librarians.

The Making of the Hawthorne Subject

Similarly , in that tale it was a question of power that makes such “ sympathy ” morally suspect and turns it into violation : a power , based on medical knowledge and greater than that of its human subjects , invades the ...


Author: Alison Easton

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826210406

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

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Nearly all critics of Hawthorne have ignored this element of development, thus missing the complex evolution of the subject and the revealing intertextual play of meaning that is evident in everything Hawthorne wrote during this period.

Build It Make It Do It Play It Subject Access to the Best How To Guides for Children and Teens

... The camera—get started—look—snap—see—subjects—a picture of me— everyone loves animals—around the world—pictures without color—making small subjects look bigger—vacation: tons of time for pictures—bring your camera along for a swim—a ...


Author: Catharine Bomhold

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598843927

Category: Education

Page: 354

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A valuable, one-stop guide to collection development and finding ideal subject-specific activities and projects for children and teens. • Provides an excellent resource for libraries considering creating makerspaces • Helps educators locate instructions for entertaining and educational program and curricular activities that range from cooking and e-drawing to performing magic tricks, solving puzzles, mask-making, and outdoor games • Utilizes a subject heading organization and indexes multi-topic titles by chapter for ease of use • Supplies plans targeted for distinct age ranges: lower elementary (K–3rd grade), elementary (3rd–6th grade), middle school (6th–9th grade), and high school (9th grade and above) • Includes an appendix containing additional online sources of information that augment the book's content

Advisory Conference on the Subject of Making Passenger Vessels More Secure from Destruction by Fire

The first information I ever had on the subject came from Edward Atkinson , who explained the slowburning principle at great length . It is our practice to make them slow burning The SECRETARY . Gentlemen , the time for luncheon has ...


Author: United States. Commerce Bureau


ISBN: STANFORD:36105029296352


Page: 63

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Advisory Conference on the Subject of Making Passenger Vessels More Secure from Destruction by Fire

The first information I ever had on the subject came from Edward Atkinson , who explained the slowburning principle at great length . It is our practice to make them slow burning . The SECRETARY . Gentlemen , the time for luncheon has ...


Author: United States. Department of Commerce


ISBN: UOM:39015073473582

Category: Ships

Page: 63

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