Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

“Contiguous But Widely Separated” Selves: Im/Migrant Life Narrative as Data-Driven Form

“Contiguous But Widely Separated” Selves: Im/Migrant Life Narrative as Data-Driven Form This essay proposes that an epistemological commitment to data collection creates a distinct aesthetic in life narratives, and argues that an abundance of data creates a sense of multiple, co-present identities within a given subject. Focusing on <i>The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans</i>, a collection of “lifelets” edited by Hamilton Holt (1906), Gertrude Stein’s <i>Three Lives</i> (1909), and <i>The Soul of an Immigrant</i> (1921), the autobiography of Constantine Panunzio, Rodrigues shows how the identities that these subjects iterate are in flux, and thus the subjects are constantly in transit among their identities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

“Contiguous But Widely Separated” Selves: Im/Migrant Life Narrative as Data-Driven Form

Biography , Volume 38 (1) – Jul 6, 2015

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-hawai-i-press/contiguous-but-widely-separated-selves-im-migrant-life-narrative-as-LaT8kPSYBZ
Publisher
University of Hawai'I Press
Copyright
Copyright © Biographical Research Center
ISSN
0162-4962
eISSN
1529-1456

Abstract

This essay proposes that an epistemological commitment to data collection creates a distinct aesthetic in life narratives, and argues that an abundance of data creates a sense of multiple, co-present identities within a given subject. Focusing on <i>The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans</i>, a collection of “lifelets” edited by Hamilton Holt (1906), Gertrude Stein’s <i>Three Lives</i> (1909), and <i>The Soul of an Immigrant</i> (1921), the autobiography of Constantine Panunzio, Rodrigues shows how the identities that these subjects iterate are in flux, and thus the subjects are constantly in transit among their identities.

Journal

BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 6, 2015

There are no references for this article.