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How to speak about oneself: theory and identity in Taiwan


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Harrison, M 2009 , 'How to speak about oneself: theory and identity in Taiwan', in C Berry and N Liscutin and J Mackintosh (eds.), Cultural Studies and Cultural Industries in Northeast Asia: What a Difference a Region Makes , TransAsia: Screen Cultures , Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, pp. 51-70.

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In the life of nations, people address themselves and their collective identity
in historically specific and changing ways. There are styles and registers with
which people talk about themselves as a coherent group. Identities are
addressed with certain valorized narratives and themes and legitimized with
epistemologies under which people know themselves, and know that they
know themselves. These ways of speaking about identity have a politics and
a sociology, expressing changing social circumstances as the changing registers
of national address.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Harrison, M
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
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