ERIC Number: EJ644345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Exhibiting Authentic Ethnicities? The Complexities of Identity, Experience, and Audience in (Educational) Qualitative Research.
Meiners, Erica R.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v4 n3 p109-27 Sep 2001
Analyzes public debates over the authenticity of Wilkomirski's "Fragments: Memories of a Childhood 1939-1948" and Menchu's "I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala," arguing that they explain how audiences read and understand disclosures of the experience of trauma and how cultural memory frames these discourses. Discusses the impact of unreliable narrators and the meaning of "survivor" in traumatized cultures. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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