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Double Agency Acts of Impersonation in Asian American Literature and Culture

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ISBN-10: 0804751862

ISBN-13: 9780804751865

Edition: 2005

Authors: Tina Chen

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Tina Chen proposes impersonation as a paradigm for leasing out the performative dimensions of Asian American literature and culture. Asian American acts of impersonation, she argues, foreground the limits of subjectivity even as they insist on the undeniable importance of subjecthood.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 8/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface: On Impersonation and the Nature of the Not-so-secret Agent
Impersonation and Stereotype
Impersonation and Double Agency: Theorizing the Practice, Practicing the Theory
Dissecting the "Devil Doctor": Stereotype and Sensationalism in Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu
De/Posing Stereotype on the Asian American Stage
Double Agents, Double Agency
Bodily Negotiations: The Politics of Performance in Hualing Nieh's Mulberry and Peach
Shamanism and the Subject(s) of History in Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman
Impersonation and Other Disappearing Acts: The Double(d) Agent of Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker
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