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Woman, native, other

Author: T Minh-Ha Trinh
Publisher: Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

A theoretical attempt to grapple with the writings of women of color. It is suitable for those who are struggling to understand voices and experiences of those 'we' label 'other'.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Minh-Ha Trinh
ISBN: 0253366038 9780253366030 0253205034 9780253205032
OCLC Number: 438702461
Description: VIII, 173 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm
Contents: The Story Began Long Ago.....I. Commitment from the Mirror-Writing BoxThe triple bindSilence in timeRites of passageThe GuiltFreedom and the massesFor the people, by the people, and from the peopleVertically imposed language: on clarity, craftsmanship, and She who steals languageA sketched window on the worldThe infinite play of empty mirrorsWriting womanII. The Language of Nativism: Anthropology as a Scientific Conversation of Man with ManThe reign of worn codesThe positivist dream: We, the natives; They, the nativesA Western Science of manA Myth of mythologyWhat "man" and which "man"?Gossip and science: a conversation on what I love according to truthNativist interpretationSee them as they see each otherIII. Difference: "A Special Third World Women Issue"The Policy of "separate development"The Sense of specialnessThe question of roots and authenticityInfinite Layer: I am not i can be you and meThe female identity enclosureThird World?"Woman" and the subtle power of linguistic exclusionSubject-in-the-makingEthnicity or womanhood: whose duality?The Gender controversyIV. Grandma's StoryTruth and fact: story and historyKeepers and transmittersStorytelling in the "civilized" contextA regenerating forceAt once "black" and "white" magicThe woman warrior: she who breaks open the spellA cure and a protection from illness"Tell it the way they tell it""The story must be told. There must not be any lie"NotesSelected BibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Trinh T. Minh-ha.


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" ... methodologically innovative ... precise and perceptive and conscious ... " Text and Performance Quarterly "Woman, Native, Other is located at the juncture of a number of different fields and Read more...

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