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The Resource Redefining American identity : from Cabeza De Vaca to Barack Obama, Benjamin Railton, (electronic book ;)

Redefining American identity : from Cabeza De Vaca to Barack Obama, Benjamin Railton, (electronic book ;)

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Redefining American identity : from Cabeza De Vaca to Barack Obama
Title
Redefining American identity
Title remainder
from Cabeza De Vaca to Barack Obama
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Railton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Railton, Benjamin
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Cultural fusion
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Multiculturalism
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
Summary expansion
Redefining American Identity emphasizes, in contrast to both the traditional and multicultural narratives, a third possibility for what has been at the core of America since the first moments of contact: cross-cultural transformation. By that phrase, author Benjamin Railton means the way individuals and groups begin as part of relatively fixed cultural identities but experience complex shifts and transformations, across or through or toward other identities and cultures. The book examines five personal narratives of individuals who experienced such transformations, one from each century of post-contact America; this approach allows for both in-depth analyses of each text as well as broader connections to other contemporaneous figures and texts and across these fundamentally American lives
Label
Redefining American identity : from Cabeza De Vaca to Barack Obama, Benjamin Railton, (electronic book ;)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : defining transformations -- Transformative explorations : Cabeza de Vaca changes his skin -- Unsettling transformations : Mary Rowlandson's removes -- Revolutionary transformations : Olaudah Equiano's fortunate vicissitudes -- Transformative expansions : Sarah Winnemucca's ideal interpretations -- Transformative mixtures : Gloria Anzalda's hybrid mosaic -- Conclusion : electing transformation
Control code
9780230118669
Extent
1 online resource (x, 187 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230118669
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Redefining American identity : from Cabeza De Vaca to Barack Obama, Benjamin Railton, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : defining transformations -- Transformative explorations : Cabeza de Vaca changes his skin -- Unsettling transformations : Mary Rowlandson's removes -- Revolutionary transformations : Olaudah Equiano's fortunate vicissitudes -- Transformative expansions : Sarah Winnemucca's ideal interpretations -- Transformative mixtures : Gloria Anzalda's hybrid mosaic -- Conclusion : electing transformation
Control code
9780230118669
Extent
1 online resource (x, 187 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230118669
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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