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The Cultural Turn and Taiwanese Identity in the 1990s

Chang, Bi-Yu (2009) 'The Cultural Turn and Taiwanese Identity in the 1990s.' In: Wang, I-chun and Cheng, Chin-Chuan and Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven, (eds.), Cultural Discourse in Taiwan. Kaohsiung: National Sun Yat-sen University Press, pp. 31-51.

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Abstract

Shifting between continuity and rupture, sameness and difference, identity is constantly shaping and reshaping by various positionings. The constant positionings are significant in the process of winning hegemony. The discourse of "Taiwan subjectivity" has been created and has become a "regime of the truth" within only a few years, not just relying on establishing a broad bloc of social forces through the intermediary of ideology, but more importantly, depending on a vigorous process of otherings. The article thus maps the struggles between contested discourses and follows the construction of a Taiwan-centric identity in the 1990s.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: cultural discourse, identity, hegemony, Taiwan,
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Politics and International Studies
ISBN: 9789860195064
Depositing User: Bi-Yu Chang
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 10:03
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/20653

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