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Narratives of agency : self-making in China, India, and Japan

Author: Wimal Dissanayake
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1996.
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Underlining the importance of understanding the operations of human agency, this work emphasizes the cultural and historical conditions that facilitate the production of agency in an effort to gain a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Narratives of agency.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1996
(DLC) 95025562
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wimal Dissanayake
ISBN: 9780816686728 0816686726
OCLC Number: 232159866
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 244 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Agency and Cultural Understanding: Some Preliminary Remarks; 1 Translingual Practice: The Discourse of Individualism between China and the West; 2 Samsara: Self and the Crisis of Visual Narrative; 3 Visual Agency and Ideological Fantasy in Three Films by Zhang Yimou; 4 Contesting and Contested Identities: Mathura's Chaubes; 5 Self-Made; 6 Defining the Self in Indian Literary and Filmic Texts; 7 Selves and Others in Japanese Culture in Historical Perspective; 8 Self, Agency, and Cultural Knowledge: Reflections on Three Japanese Films.
Responsibility: Wimal Dissanayake, editor.

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