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Deals with questions of identity in an age of globalization and diaspora. Ien Ang identifies herself as being neither fully 'Asian' nor completely 'Western' . She explores the relationship between Asia and 'The West' arguing for a 'togetherness-in-difference' in contemporary societies.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Routledge ,
      2001 .
      Extent: x, 230p.
      ISBN: 0415259126

Works about this Work

Eating the Vernacular, Being Cosmopolitan Tammi Jonas , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Studies Review , vol. 19 no. 1 2013; (p. 117-137)
'Using a mixed methodology of ethnography in Australia, Vietnam and India, auto-ethnography and textual analysis of Australian migrants' biographies, this article uses the stories of 'insiders' and 'outsiders' to explore the importance of the vernacular, and the implications of authenticity in the maintenance of homely identities and the development of cosmopolitan ones.' (Author's abstract)
The Name and the Face Juliana Qian , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 208 2012; (p. 27-32)
The Role of Colour and 'Ethnic' Autobiography : Fanon, Capecia and Difference Maureen Perkins , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Auto/Biography , April vol. 13 no. 1 2005; (p. 1-15)
'This paper argues that in many recent life narratives a new openness about the part played by colour undermines what have historically been the fixed essentialisms of race. In particular, memoirs that acknowledge difference and division amongst people 'of colour' (such as the fierce criticism by Frantz Fanon of Mayotte Capecia's autobiography) highlight the complexities of racialized categories, and problematize the nexus between 'race' and 'ethnicity'. Analysis of the genre of 'ethnic' autobiography has until recently been largely dominated by American scholars, whose understanding of black-white positions has been premised on homogenous racial identities, which have taken for granted that 'ethnicity' implies 'minority' or coloured status, neglecting discussion of white as a colour. As 'inbetween' and alternative colour positions make their voices heard, and those for whom colour/race is in some sense at odds with culture/ethnicity, it is necessary to rethink the role of 'ethnic' autobiography, to reconceptualize the role of colour within it, and perhaps to reject its usefulness as a category altogether.' -- Publication abstract.
Banana Republic Chong Weng-Ho , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 63 no. 2 2004; (p. 168-171)

— Review of On Not Speaking Chinese : Living Between Asia and the West Ien Ang , 2001 single work criticism
Locating the Self in Moral Space : Globalisation and Autobiography David Parker , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Selves Crossing Cultures : Autobiography and Globalisation 2002; (p. 3-21)
Banana Republic Chong Weng-Ho , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 63 no. 2 2004; (p. 168-171)

— Review of On Not Speaking Chinese : Living Between Asia and the West Ien Ang , 2001 single work criticism
Locating the Self in Moral Space : Globalisation and Autobiography David Parker , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Selves Crossing Cultures : Autobiography and Globalisation 2002; (p. 3-21)
Foreign Dialogues : 'Out of Bounds' : Inauthentic Spaces and the Production of Identities Ien Ang , Mary Zournazi (interviewer), 1999 extract (Foreign Dialogues : Memories, Translations, Conversations)
— Appears in: Artitude : The Newsletter of the Multicultural Arts Alliance , September-November no. 21 1999; (p. 18-22)
Out of Bounds : Inauthentic Spaces and the Production of Identities Mary Zournazi (interviewer), 1998 single work interview
— Appears in: Foreign Dialogues : Memories, Translations, Conversations 1998; (p. 153-167)
Ien Ang in this interview discusses with Mary Zournazi 'the ambivalence of cultural identification and the in-between spaces of foreign life' (153).
The Role of Colour and 'Ethnic' Autobiography : Fanon, Capecia and Difference Maureen Perkins , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Auto/Biography , April vol. 13 no. 1 2005; (p. 1-15)
'This paper argues that in many recent life narratives a new openness about the part played by colour undermines what have historically been the fixed essentialisms of race. In particular, memoirs that acknowledge difference and division amongst people 'of colour' (such as the fierce criticism by Frantz Fanon of Mayotte Capecia's autobiography) highlight the complexities of racialized categories, and problematize the nexus between 'race' and 'ethnicity'. Analysis of the genre of 'ethnic' autobiography has until recently been largely dominated by American scholars, whose understanding of black-white positions has been premised on homogenous racial identities, which have taken for granted that 'ethnicity' implies 'minority' or coloured status, neglecting discussion of white as a colour. As 'inbetween' and alternative colour positions make their voices heard, and those for whom colour/race is in some sense at odds with culture/ethnicity, it is necessary to rethink the role of 'ethnic' autobiography, to reconceptualize the role of colour within it, and perhaps to reject its usefulness as a category altogether.' -- Publication abstract.
The Name and the Face Juliana Qian , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 208 2012; (p. 27-32)
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