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A family archive: Construction of identity in the Assyrian American Diaspora.

Author: Ruth Kambar; Joseph M McDonald; Diana Turk; Benjamin M Jacobs
Publisher: 2013.
Dissertation: Ph. D. New York University 2013
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation   Computer File : English
Publication:Dissertation Abstracts International, 74-10A(E)
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This study examines the performed life narratives of two family elders living in the Assyrian-American Diaspora. It considers the structural features and textual characteristics of the narratives--part of the larger Benjamin Family Archive--as well the authors' historical and geographical references, and their pedagogical orientations. The research contributes to the historical record, and to the literature on
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Genre/Form: Academic theses
Dissertations, Academic
Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Kambar; Joseph M McDonald; Diana Turk; Benjamin M Jacobs
ISBN: 9781303190391 1303190397
OCLC Number: 872611978
Notes: Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 74-10(E), Section: A.
Adviser: Joseph M. McDonald.
Description: 1 online resource (144 pages)

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This study examines the performed life narratives of two family elders living in the Assyrian-American Diaspora. It considers the structural features and textual characteristics of the narratives--part of the larger Benjamin Family Archive--as well the authors' historical and geographical references, and their pedagogical orientations. The research contributes to the historical record, and to the literature on disenfranchised minorities as seen from the perspectives of gender, cultural identity, and displacement.

Key words: life narrative, Assyrian Diaspora, dialogical discourse, feminist theory, family history, and cultural identity.

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