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Personal Geography, Floating Identities and Inter-Asian Migration in Stories by Migrant Workers in Taiwan

By I-Chun Wang

Abstract

In her article Personal Geography, floating Identities and Inter-Asian Migration in Stories by Migrant Workers in Taiwan, I-Chun Wang discusses narratives by migrant workers with the purpose of looking into their personal geographies, their possibilities of integration, their floating identities and their dreams of settlement and possible success. This paper stresses the stories of migration show not only common human values, shared across cultures and creolization, but also sad stories of human-rights violations, injustices, discrimination, and even human trafficking. In these fictional stories or witness literature, cross-cultural conflicts, cultural in-betweenness and cultural hybridity are intertwined with the migrants’ ways to map their own personal geographies

Topics: Migrant workers, Personal Geography, Floating Identities, Inter-Asian Migration, diaspora, comparative cultural studies, cultural studies, culture and sociology, new works and authors in a comparative context, American Studies, Arts and Humanities, Comparative Literature, Education, European Languages and Societies, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Film and Media Studies, Other Arts and Humanities, Other Film and Media Studies, Reading and Language, Rhetoric and Composition, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Television, Theatre and Performance Studies
Publisher: 'Purdue University (bepress)'
Year: 2018
OAI identifier: oai:docs.lib.purdue.edu:clcweb-3227
Provided by: Purdue E-Pubs

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