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dc.contributor.advisorSiemerling, Winfriedfr
dc.contributor.authorRembold, Robertfr
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-15T13:17:16Z
dc.date.available2014-05-15T13:17:16Z
dc.date.created1999fr
dc.date.issued1999fr
dc.identifier.isbn0612467864fr
dc.identifier.urihttp://savoirs.usherbrooke.ca/handle/11143/2119
dc.description.abstractDrawing from Marie Louise Pratt's, Françoise Lionnet's and Salome Chasnoff's studies of autoethnography, I re-configure autoethnography as an autobiographical performance that is created from the dialogue between the cultural references of different collectivities. From this perspective, I compare Michael Ondaatje's Running in the Family with Zora Neale Hurston's Dust Tracks on a Road. Although Running in the Family inscribes and is inscribed by a very different (social, cultural, economic, racial, and gender) context than Dust Tracks on a Road, both narratives combine autobiographical and ethnographical voices to articulate the"double-consciousness" of an intra-cultural subject position. Their attempt to articulate a marginalised collectivity or an intermediary subjectivity within the idiom of the dominant culture encounters the double-bind of representation. While participation in a dialogue assures the inscribed subject an existence within the space of discourse, it also defines and therefore confines the subject within the terms of representation. Both narratives negotiate the double-bind and the binary structures of representation (insider/outsider, observer/observed, or subject/subjugated) by evoking the self and the community in the process of writing and telling. Contrary to the conventional autobiography that attempts to memorialise the subject in a document, Running in the Family and Dust Tracks on a Road, functioning as autoethnographic texts, create through the performance of mediating ethnicity, a self-representation that voices the community while suggesting an intermediary but continually shifting subject position.fr
dc.language.isoengfr
dc.publisherUniversité de Sherbrookefr
dc.rights© Robert Remboldfr
dc.titleDoes Running in the family leave Dust tracks on a road? a traveler's guide to inscribing sujective ethnicityfr
dc.typeMémoirefr
tme.degree.disciplineLettres et littératurefr
tme.degree.grantorFaculté des lettres et sciences humainesfr
tme.degree.levelMaîtrisefr
tme.degree.nameM.A.fr


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