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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Crisis of Representation

1. On the Origins of Asian American Literature: The Eaton Sisters and the Hybrid Body

2. Wounded Bodies and the Cold War: Freedom, Materialism, and Revolution in Asian American Literature, 1946-1957

3. The Remasculinization of Chinese America: Race, Violence, and the Novel

4. Representing Reconciliation: Le Ly Hayslip and the Emblematic Victim

5. Queer Bodies and Subaltern Spectators: Guerrilla Theater, Hollywood Melodrama, and the Filipino (American) Novel

Conclusion: Model Minorities and Bad Subjects

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780195146998
Author:
Nguyen, Viet Thanh
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Viet Thanh
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Asian americans
Subject:
American - Asian American
Subject:
Asian American
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | 20th C
Subject:
Asian Americans -- Intellectual life.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 halftones
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.36x6.08x.81 in. 1.10 lbs.

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