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Race and Resistance Literature and Politics in Asian America

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ISBN-10: 0195147006

ISBN-13: 9780195147001

Edition: 2002

Authors: Viet Thanh Nguyen

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In Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America, Viet Nguyen argues that Asian American intellectuals have idealized Asian America, ignoring its saturation with capitalist practices. This idealization of Asian America means that Asian American intellectuals can neither grapple with their culture's ideological diversity nor recognize their own involvement with capitalist practices such as the selling of racial identity. Making his case through the example of literature, which remains a critical arena of cultural production for Asian Americans, Nguyen demonstrates that literature embodies the complexities, conflicts, and potential future options of Asian American culture.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/28/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.21" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction: A Crisis of Representation
On the Origins of Asian American Literature: The Eaton Sisters and the Hybrid Body
Wounded Bodies and the Cold War: Freedom, Materialism, and Revolution in Asian American Literature, 1946-1957
The Remasculinization of Chinese America: Race, Violence, and the Novel
Representing Reconciliation: Le Ly Hayslip and the Emblematic Victim
Queer Bodies and Subaltern Spectators: Guerrilla Theater, Hollywood Melodrama, and the Filipino (American) Novel
Conclusion: Model Minorities and Bad Subjects