Her father had a military career; this made her go back and forth between Puerto Rico and the United States. Therefore we can infer she has a mixed culture childhood, which later on is reflected in her writing.
Book announced at http: As such, identity is conceptualized as a social performance and a self-making navigation process between two linguistic and cultural spaces.
In their autobiographical works, Nicholasa Mohr, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Aurora Levins Morales, and Esmeralda Santiago describe the complexities of bicultural and bilingual identity formation and problematize gender issues in relation to class, race, and ethnicity in everyday life within the Puerto Rican Diaspora in the US.
The themes of moving back and forth between Puerto Rico and New Jersey, questioning gender roles, and negotiating cultural and linguistic markers are evident in this narrative.
In their autobiographical narratives, both Judith Ortiz Cofer and Aurora Levins Morales pay tribute to stories passed down by generations and childhood memories to make sense of their evolving identities in the present.
It contributes to the literature on transnational, hybrid identity, particularly for contextualizing the works of Ortiz Cofer and Levins Morales within a chronological timeline of the Puerto Rican Diaspora in the US. By doing so, it provides a critical discussion about the influence of family, alternative ways of seeing the world, and cultural practices interact with wider discourses on English language learning, formal education, and social mobility.
As a graduate student with a research interest in second language learner identity, I found this book unique because of its insights on the theoretical framework Chapter 2thematic unity, and analysis of diasporic experiences Chapters Though this work focuses on the diasporic Puerto Rican community, the theoretical and analytical frameworks can be expanded to culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
The relevant examples from personal essays and poems illustrate how Ortiz Cofer and Levins Morales drew on a wide array of lived experiences, informal knowledge practices, among other resources to maintain multilayered relationships and communicate their identity struggles in their autobiographical works.
Importantly, these chapters highlight the importance of emic perspectives, individual accounts of identity negotiations and exercising agency, in bilingual second language acquisition research. Additionally, this work would benefit from a discussion about future research on diasporic experiences.
Overall, this book is a cohesive and well-written analysis that uncovers the complexities and contradictions of diasporic experiences. It furthers the dialogue on hybrid identity by advocating for a nuanced, self-reflective approach.
I would highly recommend this book for graduate students and researchers interested in exploring the relationship among diasporic identity, culture, language, and everyday experiences.
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A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood Judith Ortiz Cofer (February 24, – December 30, ) was a Puerto Rican American author. Her critically acclaimed and award-winning work spans a range of literary genres including poetry, short stories, autobiography, essays, and young-adult fiction.
9 Dancing With Death Camille Peri Parents share the story of caring for their adult son, his death, Memories of a friend’s long-ago wedding 20 Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood Judith Ortiz Cofer As remembered by her granddaughter, a Puerto Rican grandmother makes critical decisions about her life.