Jagiellonian University Repository

Deconstructing cultural icons : Sherman Alexie and Junot Díaz

Deconstructing cultural icons : Sherman Alexie and ...

Show full item record

dc.contributor.author Gondor-Wiercioch, Agnieszka [SAP13014934] pl
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-19T14:29:39Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-19T14:29:39Z
dc.date.issued 2016 pl
dc.identifier.issn 1896-9461 pl
dc.identifier.uri https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/45438
dc.language eng pl
dc.rights Dodaję tylko opis bibliograficzny *
dc.rights.uri *
dc.title Deconstructing cultural icons : Sherman Alexie and Junot Díaz pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 163 -171 pl
dc.description.additional Bibliogr. s. 171 pl
dc.identifier.weblink http://www.akademicka.pl/ebooks/free/03822f492d13f0e63c84c9e14220b3b5.pdf pl
dc.abstract.en This paper addresses the problem of the representation of Native American and Latino/a identity in Sherman Alexie's collection of short stories, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993), and Junot Díaz's, This Is How You Lose Her (2012). Both authors try to the deconstruct popular ethnic stereotypes of the Indian Warrior and the Macho by creating characters such as Victor Joseph and or Yunior, who learn to reject the violence-based legacies of their respective cultures and try to substitute them with new hybrid identities, thus proving that it is possible to transform one's ethnic heritage without getting completely acculturated. This paper also attempts to demonstrate that Alexie and Díaz play a very important role in the discussion of postethnic space by emphasizing the dangers of perceiving the Other through the prism of mass-fabricated images. They continue the long tradition established by authors such as Gerald Vizenor, Louis Owens, Arnold Krupat, Octavio Paz, Mario Vargas Llosa, and others. Additionally, Alexie and Díaz incorporate survival humor into their narratives, which makes their characters more credible and universal. pl
dc.subject.en ethnic identity pl
dc.subject.en Native American literature pl
dc.subject.en Latino/a literature pl
dc.subject.en ethnic stereotypes pl
dc.subject.en Alexie pl
dc.subject.en Díaz pl
dc.subject.en survival humor pl
dc.description.volume 17 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.12797/AdAmericam.17.2016.17.12 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 2449-8661 pl
dc.title.journal Ad Americam pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.date.accession 2017-10-16 pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych : Instytut Amerykanistyki i Studiów Polonijnych pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original OTHER; otwarte czasopismo; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; w momencie opublikowania; 0; pl
.pointsMNiSW [2016 B]: 11

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)