Semblance of Identity Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature
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Publisher: Stanford University Press
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The history of Asian American literature reveals the ongoing attempt to work through the fraught relationship between identity politics and literary representation. This relationship is especially evident in literary works which claim that their content represents the socio-historical world.The Semblance of Identityargues that the reframing of the field as a critical, rather an identity-based, project nonetheless continues to rely on the logics of identity.Drawing on the writings of philosopher and literary critic Georg Lukacs, Christopher Lee identifies a persistent composite figure that he calls the "idealized critical subject," which provides coherence to oppositional knowledge projects More...
|Introduction: The Post-Identity Condition|
|The Strange Smell of Truth: Ethnicity, Translation, and Realism in the Cold War Writings of Eileen Chang|
|The Ironic Temporalities of Cultural Nationalism|
|Sound and the Subject in The Woman Warrior and Tripmaster Monkey|
|Form Giving and the Remains of Identity in A Gesture Life|
|Semblance, Shame, and the Work of Comparison|
|Conclusion: The Difference Asian America Makes|
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