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Legitimacy, Meaning and Knowledge in the Making of Taiwanese Identity


Harrison, M, Legitimacy, Meaning and Knowledge in the Making of Taiwanese Identity, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 272. ISBN 978-1-4039-7587-4 (2006) [Authored Research Book]


Against the background of Taiwan's uncertain geopolitical future, this book offers an account of the development of Taiwanese identity through the application of contemporary social and cultural theory and detailed historiography. Working through the history of Taiwanese identity from the imperial period to the present, the book situates identity in naming and knowledge, as the contested legitimacy to speak about Taiwan, for Taiwan, or as a Taiwanese. It presents a sophisticated and self-reflexive analysis which is attentive to the multiple dicursive sites of Taiwanese identity, both in Taiwan itself and elaborated around the world.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Asian cultural studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Communication across languages and culture
UTAS Author:Harrison, M (Dr Mark Harrison)
ID Code:53841
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Asian Languages and Studies
Deposited On:2009-01-12
Last Modified:2010-05-24
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