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Writing the Pacific: Imagining communities of difference in the fiction of Jessica Hagedorn, Keri Hulme, Rodney Morales, and Gary Pak

What is fascinating about these texts is their insistence on the salience of difference in thinking about the problems and potentials of community: not just in the renegotiation of cultural identity that Hulme's work attempts to demarcate, but also in Hagedorn's investigation into the simultaneous localism and globalization of a projected national community in the Philippines. Community in these texts may be imagined, in the sense of being fictional, and as in Benedict Anderson's discussions of the growth of nationalism located in print material; but it is imagined also in the sense of being an ongoing engagement with the terms of community formation that they arise from and comment upon--and, perhaps, change.

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  • "What is fascinating about these texts is their insistence on the salience of difference in thinking about the problems and potentials of community: not just in the renegotiation of cultural identity that Hulme's work attempts to demarcate, but also in Hagedorn's investigation into the simultaneous localism and globalization of a projected national community in the Philippines. Community in these texts may be imagined, in the sense of being fictional, and as in Benedict Anderson's discussions of the growth of nationalism located in print material; but it is imagined also in the sense of being an ongoing engagement with the terms of community formation that they arise from and comment upon--and, perhaps, change."@en
  • "In the fiction of Jessica Hagedorn, Keri Hulme, Rodney Morales, and Gary Pak, it is possible to trace out each writer's engagement with the necessity of community formation and identification (in terms of political mobilization or cultural survival) as well as its reductiveness and limitations (in its exclusions and silences). In addition, these texts also portray the uneasy relationship between institutionally mandated forms of communities or groups and the changeable associations of people with self-identified commonalities: for example, the pressures placed upon the geographically circumscribed "Local" community in the form of government-planned development and Native Hawaiian activism."@en
  • "In the fiction of Jessica Hagedorn, Keri Hulme, Rodney Morales, and Gary Pak, it is possible to trace out each writer's engagement with the necessity of community formation and identification (in terms of political mobilization or cultural survival) as well as its reductiveness and limitations (in its exclusions and silences). In addition, these texts also portray the uneasy relationship between institutionally mandated forms of communities or groups and the changeable associations of people with self-identified commonalities: for example, the pressures placed upon the geographically circumscribed "Local" community in the form of government-planned development and Native Hawaiian activism. What is fascinating about these texts is their insistence on the salience of difference in thinking about the problems and potentials of community: not just in the renegotiation of cultural identity that Hulme's work attempts to demarcate, but also in Hagedorn's investigation into the simultaneous localism and globalization of a projected national community in the Philippines. Community in these texts may be imagined, in the sense of being fictional, and as in Benedict Anderson's discussions of the growth of nationalism located in print material; but it is imagined also in the sense of being an ongoing engagement with the terms of community formation that they arise from and comment upon--and, perhaps, change."

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  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Cross-cultural studies"

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  • "Writing the Pacific imagining communities of difference in the fiction of Jessica Hagedorn, Keri Hulme, Rodney Morales and Gary Pak"
  • "Writing the Pacific: Imagining communities of difference in the fiction of Jessica Hagedorn, Keri Hulme, Rodney Morales, and Gary Pak"@en
  • "Writing the Pacific: Imagining communities of difference in the fiction of Jessica Hagedorn, Keri Hulme, Rodney Morales, and Gary Pak"
  • "Writing the Pacific : imagining communities of difference in the fiction of Jessica Hagedorn, Keri Hulme, Rodney Morales, and Gary Pak"